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Aug 23, 2019

Barbie Scalloped Edge Skirt

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 - 8: double crochet around

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Aug 21, 2019

Barbie Bib Overall Shorts

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double crochet around row

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Aug 19, 2019

Barbie Ballerina Outfit

Hook size : 3.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet across row Row 2: single crochet across row Row 3: half double crochet

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Aug 16, 2019

Barbie Halter Top

Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet across row Row 2: single crochet across row Row 3: half double crochet

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Aug 14, 2019

Barbie pants

Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1: chain 3 and turn* skip 1 space and work 1 double crochet * repeat from* to *across row

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Aug 12, 2019

Barbie Mermaid Tail

Hook size: 2.00 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1: chain 3 (this counts as first double crochet) then* skip 1 space and work 1 double crochet

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Aug 09, 2019

Miniature Backpack

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 3 For Body of Backpack Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the 2nd chain from hook work 12 half double crochet Row 2:

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Aug 07, 2019

Iris stitch Dishcloth

Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn Stitch is based on multiples of 3 plus 2 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: ( 2 double crochet, chain 1,

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Aug 05, 2019

Butterfly Applique

With a crochet hook that matches the yarn used chain 5 In the 5th chain from the hook work 4 treble crochets attaching each to the beginning space Chain

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Aug 02, 2019

Lapping Waves Cowl

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 8 and join with a slip stitch Row 1: chain 3 (this counts as first double crochet) work 7 double

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Jul 31, 2019

Simple Tunisian Bookmark

Hook size: 3.00 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 11 Row 1: in 2nd chain from hook yarn over and draw through chain, * insert hook into next chain

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Jul 29, 2019

Flower Bookmark

Hook Size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 small scrapes any yarn desired can be used for this project 2 colors were used for project shown Foundation Row: chain 4

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Jul 26, 2019

Rose Lovey Blanket

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 4 slip stitch to join Row 1:with color A chain 3 slip stitch to foundation chain 4 times Row

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Jul 24, 2019

Front Post Back Post Baby Blanket

Hook size:3.75 mm Weight: 3 Foundation Row: chain 80 Row 1: double crochet across row chain 3 and turn Row 2: 1 double crochet in the second space

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Jul 22, 2019

A Drunken Granny Scarf in Dove Grey

6.5 mm hook Weight: 4 Acrylic yarn was used for this project This stitch is made using multiples of 5 + 2 Foundation Row: chain 27 Row 1: chain 3(this

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Jul 19, 2019

An Old Fashioned 3 D Rose

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 acrylic yarn was used for this project Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: chain 3 slip stitch to foundation chain x4 Row 2:

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Jul 17, 2019

Grey Bookmark

Hook size: 3.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 33 Row 1:in fourth chain from hook( this counts as first double crochet) then work 1 double crochet

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Jul 15, 2019

Green Baby Hat

This hat combines knitting and crocheting. Hook size: 3.5 mm circular knitting needles 4.5 mm Weight: 3 Foundation row: chain 4 Row 1: in the fourth

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Jul 12, 2019

Dishcloth mixing cotton and scrubby yarn

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn as well as cotton red heart scrubby yarn Foundation Row:chain 4 with scrubby yarn Row 1: with scrubby

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Jul 10, 2019

A Square Scrubby Pad

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: a combination of Red Heart scrubby cotton yarn and 100% cotton yarn was used for this project Foundation Row: with scrubby

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Jul 08, 2019

A scrubby Pad

Hook size 3.5 mm Weight: 4 a combination of red heart scrubby cotton yarn and 100% cotton yarn was used for this project Foundation Row: with the scrubby

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Jul 05, 2019

Old Fashioned Chair Feet

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: in the 4th chain from the hook double crochet 11 times. Slip stitch to join row Row 2:

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Jul 03, 2019

4th of July Coaster Set

Hook Size: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: In 4th chain from hook work 11 double crochet

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Jul 01, 2019

Canada Day Coaster Set

Hook size: 3.125 Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: in the fourth chain from the hook work 11 double crochets and join with

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Jun 30, 2019

Single crochet variation of the typical Jacob's Ladder - a dishcloth

Hook size: 3.00 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project The yarn color was changed at the end of each row in the sample shown Foundation

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Jun 26, 2019

Ridged Double Crochet Dishcloth

This is a really easy pattern for a beginner to do and it will familiarize with a slightly different way of inserting your hook into the work. This stitch

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Jun 21, 2019

Knitted Doorknob Organizer

4.5 mm knitting needles CO 25 stitches Knit 70 rows Row 71: knit 5 stitches cast off next 15 stitches knit last 5 stitches. Row 72: knit 5 stitches

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Jun 20, 2019

Shell Stitch Dishcloth

4.5 mm hook Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project This stitch is created in multiples of 6 stitch increments Foundation Row: chain

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Jun 17, 2019

Crochet Swifter Duster

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 61 Row 1 - 18: single crochet across row or until project

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Jun 14, 2019

Crunchy Stitch Crochet Dishcloth

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project This stitch is created with multiples of 2 + 1 Foundation Row: chain 31 Row

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Jun 12, 2019

Fancy Box Crochet Dishcloth

This stitch is worked in multiples of 8 plus 1 Foundation Row: chain 41 Row 1: single crochet across row and turn work Row 2: * chain 5 skip 4 spaces

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Jun 11, 2019

Knitted Swifer Cover

4.5 mm knitting needles Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for this project Foundation Row: Cast on 64 stitches Row 1: knit 12 purl 1 knit 40 purl

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Jun 07, 2019

Mosaic Granny Square Dishcloth

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation row: chain 4 Row 1: 2 double crochet in 4th chain from hook, * chain 2 (3 double crochet in the same chain as

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Jun 05, 2019

Tulip Produce Bag

4.5 mm hook Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1: double crochet on both sides of the foundation chain with three double crochets in each corner

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Jun 03, 2019

Drunken Granny Stitch Market Bag

Hook size: 4.5 mm Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: chain 3(this counts as first double crochet)double crochet into the same space 3 more times into the

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May 31, 2019

Produce Bag in Drunken Granny Stitch

Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1: chain 3( this counts as first double crochet) double crochet 3 more times into the first

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May 29, 2019

Double Crochet Mesh Produce Bag

4.5 mm hook Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 24 Row 1: skip first four chains in the foundation row * (This

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May 27, 2019

Crocheted Pencil Case

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 24 Row 1: single crochet on both sides of the foundation row with three single crochets in the corners.

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May 24, 2019

Blue Carrying Bag

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for this project. Foundation Row: chain 12 Row 1 - 7: work in continuous circle until project

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May 22, 2019

Textured Single, Half Double Crochet and Double Crochet Dishcloth

4.5 mm hook 100 % cotton yarn Foundation Row: chain 32 Row 1: In second chain from hook work 1 single crochet In each stitch across row. Chain 1 and

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May 20, 2019

V Stitch Dishcloth

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight 4. 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: Into the forth chain from hook double crochet

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May 17, 2019

Textured Single and Double Crochet Dishcloth

Hook size: 4.5 mm 100 % cotton yarn Foundation Row: chain 31 Row 1: in the second chain from hook * single crochet, into next stitch double crochet

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May 15, 2019

Round Dishcloth

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for this project as it is a dishcloth Foundation Row: chain 4 and join with a slip stitch Row

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May 14, 2019

Jacob's Ladder Dishcloth

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project as it is to use in the kitchen. Foundation Row: chain 29 Row 1: (RS) double crochet

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May 10, 2019

Textured Rug Stitch Dishcloth

Hook size: 6.00 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project as it is to use in the kitchen Foundation Row: chain 22 Row 1: single crochet

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May 08, 2019

Criss Cross Stitch Dishcloth

Hook size: 6.00 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for this project as it is to use in the kitchen Foundation Row: chain 29 Row 1:( wrong side

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May 06, 2019

Simple Leafy Houseplant

Make as many leaves as desired. Hook size: 4 mm Weight: 4 Large Leaf Foundation Row: chain 26 Single crochet first 2 stitches then double crochet

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May 03, 2019

Hanging Crochet Succulent

Hook size: 1.5 mm Weight: 1 100% cotton yarn was used Chain at least 12 and add 3 extra chains for first double crochet. Work 2 double crochet into

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May 01, 2019

Crochet Succulent

Make this crochet succulent - hook size: 1.75 mm Weight: 1 Foundation Row: chain 4 and join with a slip stitch Row 1-5: work 3 double crochet into

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