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Apr 19, 2019

Easter Egg Grab Bag

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 15 Row 1: single crochet around both sides of foundation row with three single crochets in each corner

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Apr 17, 2019

Easter Chick Grab Bag

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: single crochet around both sides of the foundation row with three single crochets in each

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Apr 15, 2019

Easter Bunny Grab Bag

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: single crochet around both sides of the foundation row with three single crochets in the

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Apr 12, 2019

Easter Hacky Sack

This is a fun addition to any Easter Hunt! Quick to make and uses up scraps. Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 Cotton yarn was used for project shown.

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Apr 10, 2019

Easter cotton Necklace

These necklaces can be done in any color or combination to create a lovely spring presentation. Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 1 Chain 20, yarn over insert

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Apr 08, 2019

Easter Basket

This is a nice basket for children to use for Easter egg hunting! Hook size 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 3 Row 1: insert hook into third

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Apr 05, 2019

Easter Bouquet Toilet Paper Holder

Flower (make 7) Foundation Row: chain 4 and join with a slip stitch Row 1: * chain 3, slip stitch into loop* three times for a total of 4 Chain 3 loops.

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Apr 03, 2019

Easter Chick Dishcloth

Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn is used for this project as it will be used in the kitchen. Dishcloth Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1: double

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Apr 01, 2019

Easter Egg Applique Dishcloth

Hook 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for this project Foundation row: chain 33 Row 1: double crochet in third chain from hook and in every

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Mar 29, 2019

Machine Knit Easter Egg Dishcloth

Tension: 4 Weight:4 100 % cotton was used for this project Cast on 12 stitches Increase 1 stitch each row for 10 rows Knit 20 rows Decrease 1 stitch

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Mar 27, 2019

Mesh Market Bag

Hook size: 4.5 mm Yarn weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 35 Row 1: single crochet on both sides of the foundation row and put 3 single crochets in the

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Mar 25, 2019

Crocheted Toilet Paper Cover

Toilet Paper Cover; Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 4 and join with a slip stitch. This creates a ring Row 1: double crochet 8 times

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Mar 22, 2019

Scrap Blanket on the knitting machine

This blanket can be done by hand or with the knitting machine. If hand knit 4.5 mm needles. A combination of various weights of yarn was used for the

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Mar 20, 2019

Crossed Shell Granny Square Dishcloth

This would also be a great pattern to use for an afghan. 4.5 mm hook Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used as it is intended for use in the kitchen

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Mar 18, 2019

Parquet Stitch Dishcloth

This stitch is a very versatile one and lends itself to many projects. Hook size 4.5 mm Yarn used: 100% cotton yarn was used for this project as it is

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Mar 15, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Dishcloth Crochet

Dishcloth Pattern with shamrock Hook size: 4.5 mm Yarn used: 100% cotton yarn weight:4 Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1: double crochet in third chain

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Mar 13, 2019

Red Shawl

4.5 mm knitting needles or knitting machine Weight: 4 Tension on knitting machine: 6 Foundation Row: cast on 100 stitches Row 1: knit across row Row

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Mar 11, 2019

Beige Shawl

This shawl is nice to throw over your shoulders for a cool evening or as a cozy addition to your winter wardrobe. Hook size: 6mm Weight: 4 Foundation

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Mar 08, 2019

Mabel Doily

This doily was named after the grandlady who taught many people to love crochet. She has been gone for many years but her spirit and laughter remain and

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Mar 01, 2019

3 different mesh stitches

This trio of stitches is created by skipping stitches in a square pattern, creating a more open fabric. This trio of stitches are quick and fun to create

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Feb 27, 2019

Hyperbolic Crochet Bath Scrubbie

Hyperbolic Bath Scrubbie; This is a fun project to create. This project is best suited to 100% cotton yarn as it will be regularly wet. This project

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Feb 25, 2019

Variation of the Hatch Stitch

Project shown is a bag. This stitch is fun and quick to do. Project was created to 4.5 mm Yarn weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 30 Project shown is

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Feb 22, 2019

Crocodile Stitch

This is a crochet stitch with many names. It is also known as crocodile tears, scales stitch and mermaid stitch to name a few. The crocodile stitch

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Feb 21, 2019

Needlework Videos. Crochet and Knitting Guide.

Needlework videos. All you need to know to start your own knitting or crocheting projects. For the visual learners.

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Feb 20, 2019

Wave Length Stitch Dishcloth

Wave Length Stitch Dishcloth - 4.5mm hook, 100% cotton yarn is used for this project 3 different colors were used Foundation Row: chain 30 ( stitch ├Čis

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Feb 19, 2019

Raglan Sleeves -Trivia which make a difference.

Raglan sleeves are very popular in knitting, especially a top-down raglan - a flexible design with absolutely no seaming and pattern...

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Feb 18, 2019

Drunken Granny Stitch - a gorgeous crochet stitch with a funny name

A gorgeous crochet stitch with a funny name - Drunken Granny Stitch...

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Feb 14, 2019

Knitting Garter Stitch - casting on, knitting this most basic stitch

How to Knit Garter Stitch - the stitch that begins it all...

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Feb 12, 2019

Crochet Videos; How to crochet basic crochet stitches.

Crochet videos for the majority of crafters who are the visual learners - watch and learn crocheting...

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Feb 08, 2019

Dishcloth with heart shaped scrubbie in the corner

Dish Cloth with Heart Shaped Scrubbie in the Corner; Hook 4.5 mm 100% cotton with scrubbie yarn for the heart. Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1: Double

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Feb 06, 2019

Granny Square Heart

Make this Granny Square Heart with 3.5 mm hook and 100 % cotton yarn key

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Feb 02, 2019

Double Heart Bookmark

Double Heart Bookmark Make 2 hearts 5.5 mm hook Weight: 4 Heart pattern Chain 3 insert hook into third chain from the hook and work 3 treble stitches

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Jan 31, 2019

Drunken Granny Stitch Scarf

Make this Drunken Granny Stitch Scarf from any kind of yarn; 4.5 mm hook (Use the hook recommended for the type of yarn used.) Stitch is made with

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Jan 31, 2019

Knitted Scarf Pattern

Knitted Scarf Pattern - how to knit a scarf - scarf knitting instructions you can follow to knit a classical cable scarf

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Jan 30, 2019

Knitted Ladies Mitts with 2 knitting needles

Make these Two Needle Ladies Mitts using knitting needle size 4.5 mm and 2.5 mm. Weight: 4 Cast on 40 stitches with 2.5 mm knitting needles Work in knit

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Jan 25, 2019

Crochet Heating Pad Cover in the Moss Stitch

This Heating Pad Cover is another version of the versatile moss stitch. This stitch is worked in a multiple of two Hook size: 3.5 mm This project was

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Jan 23, 2019

Moss Stitch Dish cloth

Moss Stitch Dish Cloth; This stitch is a multiple of 2 Hook size used 5.75 100 % cotton This is a very easy stitch and lends itself to a great many applications

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Jan 21, 2019

Raised Shell Stitch Pattern Dish cloth

Raised Shell Stitch Pattern Dish Cloth Use hook size 4.5 mm and 100 % cotton yarn. Foundation Row Chain 26 Row 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook,

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Jan 14, 2019

V-Stitch Square Dishcloth

V-Stitch Crochet Dish Cloth; I used 100 % cotton yarn Hook size 4.5 mm V stitch v-st = double crochet,1 chain,double crochet Foundation Row chain 4

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Jan 11, 2019

Puff Shell Stitch Pattern Dishcloth

Make this Puff Shell Stitch Dish Cloth with 100 % cotton yarn - Hook size 4.5 Foundation Row chain 34 Row 1 with right side facing, 2 double crochet

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Jan 09, 2019

Wattle Stitch dish cloth

This is a fun and quick stitch for many different projects. 100% cotton yarn is used for project shown. Hook size 4.5 mm Multiple of 3 + 2 Foundation

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Jan 07, 2019

Simple Crochet Rug

This project was worked with three stands of worsted weight(4) yarn. Foundation Row: chain 30 with 10 mm hook The rest of the project is worked with a

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Jan 05, 2019

Crochet Dress for Girl - Pattern and Description.

Make this Crochet Dress for a little girl - follow the step-by-step instructions - Crochet baby dress pattern...

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Jan 03, 2019

Choose your free crochet patterns in charts.

The library of free crochet patterns in charts. Perhaps there are more of them than you can manage. Do you really need that many?

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Jan 02, 2019

Crochet Earrings

This pattern is great for using up scraps, or to coordinate with an outfit. They are very quick to finish. Hook size 2.00 mm 100% cotton yarn is used

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Dec 31, 2018

Crochet Necklace with beads

This is a very easy necklace to start making jewelry with the only stitch is the chain stitch. Hook size 2.00 mm 100% cotton yarn is used for this project

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Dec 28, 2018

Brick Stitch in Crochet

This Brick Stitch pattern was created with multiple colors in row 2 This would be a great stitch for scarves, afghans, hats, baby blankets, these are

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Dec 27, 2018

Cluster Stitch - Video Tutorial

Cluster stitch is a crochet classic - it is easy to make and has endless possibilities to be combined with other stitches to form new patterns

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Dec 26, 2018

Crochet Can Cozy

Scraps are a great resource to use for this project as it doesn't take very much yarn to complete the cozy. 100% cotton is used for this project Weight

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