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New site to check out

So there is a new blog in town and I have high hopes for its content. This is a new site as of yesterday, from a local artist whose work is beautiful. She teaches classes and sells art online and if you are interested in painting or purchasing some beautiful art you should check this site out, by clicking HERE. She also had a brilliant mind and funny stories so give the blog a read. Here…

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Crochet Sampler blanket

So, as you can tell by my previous post, knit sampler blanket, I am working on a knit sampler blanket because I think they are beautiful, but I crochet much faster. Which made me think why not a beautiful crochet sampler so that has become one of my other projects and I thought I would post my sampler blocks as I find there here. The first one I found that has quickly become one of…

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Knit Sampler Blanket

My current project is taking more time than I expected but with ten beautiful knit blocks and nine rows it will be a big one! The 10×10 inch blocks are being knit on a size 8 needled, with Mainstay basic yarn. The first block pattern is one most of us learned when we were beginning knitters. Knit in multiples of 2 plus 1 I am keeping my blocks around 40 stitches so they are all about ten…

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My Favorite Celtic Weave Tutorial

One of my favorite new crochet stitches is the Celtic weave tutorial and although it may look intimidating, you should give it a go because it’s really not that difficult. I have enjoyed making items from this stitch and I think it makes and excellent washcloth. I have decided to add the link to the tutorial that I learned from because in the upcoming weeks I will be adding a sweater pattern that I have created using this…

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2018 Additions

Well another year has rolled around and while my main focus of this blog will remain yarn crafting I have added a forum page to discuss…well, anything really. Much like most bloggers, homemaker or homesteaders, I spend a lot of time at home and that means without other adults. I do have school and many things (and people) to keep me active but the fact remains that this blog is my opportunity to connect with other likeminded…

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White and Blue Cardigan

  Gauge is 3 stitches and two rows = 1 sq inch. Size I hook. Finished length from shoulder to bottom is 32.5 inches and width at the waist (narrowest part of width) is 18 inches wide. Front (make 2) Chain 21 in second chain from hook HDC 2- HDC 17, 2 HDC in same, HDC 2, ch2 turn 3- HDC 2, 2 HDC in same, HDC 18, ch2 turn 4- HDC 19, 2 HDC in same, HDC…

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Toddler/Child sweater

Well, my little model wouldn’t quite hold still to help out with photos but I wouldn’t have expected much different from a five year old. He is about 40 pounds his chest size is 22 inches and his neck to back is 15 inches hopefully that helps you figure out some sizing. My gauge is 3 stitches and 2 rows/ sq inch. I used a size H/8-5.00mm hook. BACK: Chain 49, in second chain from…

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Free- Cold Shoulder Sweater Pattern

I myself and not exactly a cold shoulder sweater fan but I have a teenage daughter and they seem pretty popular with a lot of people so I thought I’d give it a try. My Gauge is 3×3 in a one inch square with the exception of the collar which is ribbed changing the gauge to 3×2 in a one inch square. It was easy, simple and I personally like it better without the sleeves…

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Blanket like Cardigan pattern

It was SO BRIGHT out! Love the sun, could do without all the snow. It is however the snow that makes me want to make big cozy cardigans and sweaters so here is another one. I started by doing the knit piece which you can find here. Although, if I was to remake this cardigan I would just crochet it in pattern and skip the pretty knit section. To replace the knit section do 30…

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Entrelac knitting

This is part of my next sweater pattern which I hope to add tomorrow. This is the bottom of the cardigan and is knit. I know there is a way to entrelac for crochet but I do not know how so I knit it. I am writing this mainly as a link to add into tomorrows post, for the entrelac pattern I used and how I attached my crochet to this knit strip. I casted…

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