12 Stunning Solid Colored Knit Baby Blankets

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When we are working up a knit baby blanket, we like to think about so many features to include that we often lose sight of what is best for baby.  Baby just wants a cuddly blanket that feels nice.  The texture of the blanket will comfort the little one, as well as excite their sense […]

#100WomenProject: Crochet Wisteria Vines

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We were recently introduced to artist and University of Richmond student Amy Reader.  Amy is currently working on her Honors Thesis Exhibition, which we thought would be of great interest to our readers. Amy’s project goes beyond a basic crochet flower pattern.  She is engaging women across the country, having them create one small piece of […]

Simply Sweet Seed Stitch Knitting Patterns for Baby

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If you are looking for a great handmade baby gift, look no further!  One of my favorite things to knit for gifts are baby items.  Not only are they fast, but they are also ridiculously adorable.  To take an ordinary knit baby item to a new level, consider adding texture by trying these free knit […]

Video Tutorial: Learn to Tunisian Crochet


Tunisian crochet can look intimidating the first time you see it, but I can promise you that it really is easy.  The basic Tunisian stitch (sometimes referred to as the afghan stitch) is really nothing more than a simple single crochet, just worked in a unique way.  Don’t believe me?  Well, I’ve filmed a tutorial […]

Colorful Crochet: Randomizing Colors in Granny Squares

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One of the things I love the most about crochet granny squares is the ability to use a plethora of fun colors in one cuddly blanket.  The bright colors bring a smile to my face whenever I pull the crochet afghan out of the closet, and I often have a hard time putting it away […]

What Does the Fox Say? 18 Free Fox Patterns to Knit and Crochet

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I have a pretty long commute on my way into the office, and as a result I usually have the chance to see some great wildlife.  Most of my drive is through state forest preserve land, so it is not uncommon to see deer, coyotes and huge flocks of geese.  But today, sitting in the […]

Spring Wreaths: Free Crochet Patterns

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Despite all of the snow on the ground around us, it’s hard to imagine that Spring is right around the corner.  I’ve decided that to help beat my winter blues that, in addition to organizing my yarn stash, that I will start decorating for Spring.  And what better way to do that than to crochet or […]

Super Cute Crochet Patterns: Adorable Amigurumi + Giveaway

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Have you ever attempted to crochet Amigurumi patterns? There are so many different little characters you can make and fall in love with. They are great projects to have on hand when you need something quick to work, and easy to carry around.  Kids and adults alike love these fun little toys, so you’ll be […]

Silver Cushy Garter Stitch Afghan

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This fantastic afghan is knit up with a simple garter stitch pattern and a subtle neutral shade of Bernat Blanket.  These factors alone make this knit afghan pattern an easy, elegant project that’s a cinch to work up while watching TV or snuggling on the couch. The Bernat Blanket yarn is super-soft and cuddly, so anyone who […]