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Jun 01, 2020

Blue Bottle Warmer

Foundation Row: make a magic circle Row 1: work 6 single crochet into the magic circle and join with a slip stitch Row 2: single crochet x2 into each

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May 29, 2020

Child's Crown

Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Foundation Row: chain 90 Row 1: single crochet in the back bumps around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2:

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May 27, 2020

Blue Door Bookmark

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Three colors of acrylic yarn were used in this project. Blue, white and black yarn. This is a very simple project

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May 22, 2020

Small Spring Bag

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 20 Row 1 - 3: Single crochet on both sides of foundation chain with 3 single crochets in the ends

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May 20, 2020

Bacon Bookmark

Hook size: 2.50 mm Weight: 4 medium 2 colors yellow and rust were ├╣sed for the project shown Foundation row: chain 56 Row 1: single crochet in second

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May 18, 2020

Pluto Lovey

Hook size: 2.25 mm Weight: 4 Head Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from the hook work 6 single crochet and join with a slip stitch

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May 15, 2020

Some Crochet Toy Vegetables

Hook Size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Toy Carrot Hook Size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 medium With the orange colored yarn Foundation Row: magic circle Row

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May 14, 2020

Common Terms and Abbreviations

There are differences in the UK terms and the US terms. Beginning |beg | Back loop |bl | Back Post |bp

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May 13, 2020

Round Baby Blanket

Hook size: 5.00 mm Weight: 4 medium Project was created using 100 % cotton Foundation Row: chain 4 and join with a slip stitch Row 1: double crochet

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May 11, 2020

Front Post Treble Back Post Double Crochet Stitch Dishcloth

Hook size 3.5 mm Weight: 4 white and 3 peach This pattern can be used with one weight as well. The use off 2 different weights was simply a design choice.

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May 08, 2020

Owl Applique

Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium Foundation Row: make a magic circle Row 1: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: single

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May 07, 2020

Crochet Terms and Abbreviations

Crochet Terms and Abbreviations

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May 06, 2020

Matching hat to Drunken Granny Stitch Scarf Striped

2 different sizes of circular knitting needles were used for this project 4.00 mm and 2.25 mm Weight: 4 medium Cast on 100 stitches with 2.25 mm knitting

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May 04, 2020

Green Bag

Hook size: 6.00 mm Weight: 4 medium Project shown was created with 2 strands of yarn held together. Foundation Row: chain 6 Row 1: single crochet

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May 01, 2020

Ear Mask Protector

Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 4 medium 100% cotton yarn was used for the project so that it can be washed and reused Foundation Row: chain 26 Row 1: single

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Apr 29, 2020

Frizbee

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation row: chain 2 Row 1: into second chain from hook work 6 single crochet Row 2:in each space around the row work

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Apr 27, 2020

Drunken Granny Stitch Scarf Striped

Hook size: 6.00 mm and 4.5 mm hook Weight: 4 medium acrylic yarn The foundation row was done with an 6.00 mm hook and the rest of the project was done

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Apr 24, 2020

Face Mask

Hook size: 2.5 mm Weight: 3 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 45 Row 1: single crochet across row and turn Row 2:

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Apr 22, 2020

Child's Market Bag

Hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: slip 1 chain in the foundation row *work a single crochet and chain 1* repeat from* to*

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Apr 20, 2020

Ghost Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A small amount of white acrylic yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 2-7: double crochet around

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Apr 17, 2020

One way of doing a Russian Join

Step 1 Thread a yarn needle with one end of the joining pieces of yarn. Step 2 Weave the needle through the yarn fibers at least three times, making sure

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Apr 15, 2020

Alien Finger Puppet #4

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Body of Alien: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x10 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2-11:

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Apr 13, 2020

Alien Finger Puppet #3

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1- 11: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch For Arms: On either side

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Apr 10, 2020

Person Finger Puppet #3

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 For Body and Head: With Black yarn: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x6 around row and join with a slip

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Apr 08, 2020

Teddy bear Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Head: (make 2) Foundation Row: Chain 2 Row 1: single crochet into the second chain from hook 8 times and join with

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Apr 06, 2020

Bunny Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Body of Bunny: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2- 11:

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Apr 03, 2020

Easter Duck Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Body of Duck: Foundation Row: chain 2 leaving a long starting tail Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with

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Apr 01, 2020

Easter Egg Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Make 2 Chain 7 insert hook into 3rd chain from the hook and work 2 double crochet in each space across row Single crochet

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Mar 30, 2020

Snowman Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: (make 2) Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from the hook work 8 single crochets and join with

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Mar 27, 2020

Alien Finger Puppet #2

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Small amounts of various colors For body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1-12: single crochet around row and join with

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Mar 25, 2020

Snake Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: in second chain from hook work 4 single crochet and join with a slip stitch Row 2:

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Mar 23, 2020

Beige Bag

Crochet hook: 4.00 mm and 2.00 mm Weight: 4 With size 4.oo mm crochet hook Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: double crochet on both sides of the foundation

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Mar 20, 2020

Turtle Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 For body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: in second chain from hook work 8 single crochet and join with a slip stitch

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Mar 18, 2020

Spaceship Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 A very small amount of black and a small amount of white yarns were used. Body of spaceship: Foundation Row: chain 2

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Mar 16, 2020

Cactus Finger Puppet #2

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Body of cactus: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2-11: single

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Mar 14, 2020

How to Read Knitting Charts - an important skill

Knitting charts and written instructions are equally useful for gaining your mastery and pleasure from knitting. Lets learn how to read knitting symbols and charts.

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Mar 13, 2020

Weird Bug Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1:into the second chain from hook work 8 single crochet and join with a slip stitch Row

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Mar 11, 2020

Fly Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 - 11: single

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Mar 09, 2020

Rose table centre

Crochet hook: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project. Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: chain 3 slip stitch to foundation chain x4

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Mar 06, 2020

Beach coverup

Crochet hook: 6.00 mm Weight: 4 This project was created with 100% cotton yarn. Foundation Row: chain 80 Row 1: double crochet in each space around

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Mar 04, 2020

Person Finger Puppet #2

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Small amounts of variegated yarn as well as peach and black yarns were used. With black yarn: Foundation Row: chain

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Mar 02, 2020

Round Makeup bag

Hook size 4.00 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: into the second chain from hook work 12 double

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Feb 28, 2020

Dresser cover in Drunken Granny Stitch

Crochet hook: 2.00 mm Weight: 2 Foundation Row: chain 50 Row 1: chain 3 (this counts as first double crochet) double crochet 3 more times into the first

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Feb 26, 2020

Tammie Doily

Crochet hook: 4.00 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x 12 and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double crochet x2 in each space

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Feb 24, 2020

Cat Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 For body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x10 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 - 11: single

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Feb 21, 2020

Cactus Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x10 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double crochet x2 chain

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Feb 19, 2020

Mosquito Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: Foundation Row: Chain 2 Row 1:in the second chain from hook work 8 single crochet. Row 2-11: single crochet

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Feb 17, 2020

Fish Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weght: 4 Body: ( make 2) Foundation Row: Chain 3 Row 1: treble crochet x20 and join with a slip stitch Row 2: double crochet

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Feb 14, 2020

Snail Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 2.75 mm Weight: 4 Body: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 around row and join with a slip stitch Row 2 - 11: single

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