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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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Feb 12, 2020

Valentine's Baby Hat

Knitting needles: 2.00mm, 4.00 mm circular knitting needles Foundation Row: Cast on 60 stitches with 2.00 mm knitting needles work in a ribbed pattern

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Feb 10, 2020

Valentine's Day Cup Sleeve

Crochet hook: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 30 or to fit travel container and slip stitch to join. Row 1-9: single crochet around row and join

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Feb 07, 2020

Valentine's Heart Finger Puppet

Crochet hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Heart motif Make 2 Foundation Row: chain 3 Insert hook into third Chain from the hook and work 3 treble stitches into

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Feb 03, 2020

Valentine's Day Coaster Set

Crochet hook: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Make 4 coasters and 4 heart appliques Coaster: Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: single crochet x8 into the same space

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Jan 31, 2020

Variegated Knit Hat

Circular knitting needles: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Cast on: 100 stitches Work in a basic ribbing stitch(knit 1 purl 1) for 1.5 inches Stitch to a straight

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Jan 29, 2020

Thermal Stitch 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 30 Row 1: work only in the

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Jan 29, 2020

How to keep a crochet circle flat

Tips for Keeping a Crochet Circle Flat

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Jan 28, 2020

Filet Crochet Pattern - be creative

To make a filet crochet pattern is easy - Filet crocheting is amazingly flexible and rewarding technique; Create beauty in a simple way.

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Jan 28, 2020

How to Crochet Doilies

There are at least three basic techniques to crochet doilies: filet crochet doilies, crochet in rounds, and make them of motifs.

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Jan 24, 2020

Drunken Granny Stitch variegated scarf

Crochet hook: 5.5 mm Weight: 4 Stitch is created with multiples of 5 + 2 Foundation Row: chain 30 Row 1: chain 3 (this counts as first double crochet)

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Jan 20, 2020

Vanda Doily

Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x 12 around row and join with

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Jan 17, 2020

Vanda Coasters

Crochet Hook: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 100% cotton yarn was used for the project Foundation Row: chain 2 Row 1: double crochet x12 around row and join with

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Jan 15, 2020

Basic fair Isle hat

Circular needle 3.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: Cast on 100 stitches Row 1 - 12: work in a basic ribbing stitch of knit 1 purl 1. Work in color A

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Jan 13, 2020

A easy baby hat done in the fair isle design

A 4.00mm circular needle was used. It is 12 inches long total length. Weight: 4 Three different colors were used for this pattern Cast on 56 stitches

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Jan 03, 2020

How to Crochet Doll Clothes. Part 2.

A crochet doll clothes is a big fun to make. Crochet doll will always bring warm and kind atmosphere to your house.

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Dec 27, 2019

Pressing a knitted or crocheted garment

1. Use a damp cotton cloth 2. Use a low heat setting on the iron 3. Lay the garment out on a flat surface like an ironing board (or a counter top or

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Dec 25, 2019

Crocheted Runner Slippers

Hook size: 3.125 mm Weight: 4 Acrylic or cotton can be used for this project. Sole: Make 4. 2 for each slipper Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1:

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Dec 20, 2019

Summer Tan Sweater

Knitting needles: 2 mm crochet hook size: 3.5 mm Weight: 4 For ribbing: With knitting needles cast on 140 stitches and knit 3 to 4 inches in knit 1

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Dec 18, 2019

Bag for Cotton Pads

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 100 % cotton was used for this project. Foundation Row: chain 25 Row 1: double crochet around row on both sides of the

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Dec 16, 2019

Knitting Machine Sweater

Tension setting: 2 Weight:1 Back piece: Cast on 100 stitches Knit 150 rows. Decrease 10 stitches either side for a total of 80 stitches Knit 30 rows

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Dec 13, 2019

Cotton Pads

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 4 Row 1: work 6 puff stitches into the centre 6 times To make a puff stitch: yarn over insert the

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Dec 11, 2019

Curly Ribbon Wreath

Hook size 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Chain 40 in red yarn. Add three chains for the first double crochet then double crochet 3 times into each space along the

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Dec 09, 2019

Barbie Nurse outfit

3.75 Hook Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 15 Row 1-12: single crochet around row and join with a slip stitch Row 13: into the top of skirt on opposite

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Dec 06, 2019

Mini Ornament/ Applique

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Foundation Row: chain 3 Row 1: into the third chain from hook work 12 dc join with a slip stitch Row 2: single crochet

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Dec 04, 2019

Bow Applique

Hook Size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Chain 4 into 4th chain from hook work 3 treble crochets then chain 4 and attach to the beginning space. Chain 4 then work

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Dec 02, 2019

Curly Ribbon Candy cane

Hook size: 4.5 mm Weight: 4 Chain 30 in green yarn. Add three chain for the first double crochet then double rochet 3 times into each space along the

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