27 Knits You Can’t Screw Up: Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners

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I’m just learning how to knit. I’ve done some arm knitting recently, but nothing with needles. A few weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to learn how to knit “for real.” But I knew that I needed something simple to start. So, I went on a hunt and rounded up a bunch of knitting patterns for […]

Stitch Spotlight: 15 Afghans with Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Stitch Spotlight

Today is the day to shine a light on one of my favorite designs: the oh-so-versatile Tunisian crochet stitch. Yes, it is a design grandkids and grannies can agree on. One of the best things about this pattern is the way it combines modern and vintage design by bringing back what used to be known as the afghan […]

The Best Flower Garden: 25 Crochet Flower Patterns

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Whenever I start getting spring fever, I get the urge to grow flowers. I always start out with the best green-thumb intentions: seeds—check. Water pot—check. Adorable pot to grow things in—check, check, check. Somehow, things always get in the way, and I forget about the poor little guys until it’s too late. This year, my […]

26 Simple Knit Baby Blankets

Simple Knit Baby Blankets

Do you remember carrying around a knit baby blanket as a child? Often associated with comfort and security, a handmade blanket is one of the most precious gifts you can give a little one. I still have my favorite blanket as a child and I will cherish it for the rest of my life. Whenever […]

Colorfully Bold: 26 Rainbow-Colored Crochet Afghan Patterns

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Whenever I’m feeling down or sluggish, I realize that it’s important to actively surround myself with positive energy–get off the couch, open a window, call my mom. In the same way, the material we choose to have around us can help set the tone for a bolder, fresher life, which is why these rainbow crochet patterns are […]

30 Lacy Crochet Shawl Patterns

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Nothing makes me feel more fabulous than a delicate crochet lace pattern, especially when it involves a shawl I can grab on the go. When I’m supposed to be somewhere, I’m always a hot mess: dropping car keys, forgetting that my cell phone is in my back pocket, and running back in the house for […]

25 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns

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No matter what time of year it is, my mother has to bundle up in a blanket. There have been summer nights when my father and I have been in shorts, and she starts building a fire in our wood stove. I have to agree, though, that even without being as cold-natured as she is, there […]

In Love with Linen Yarn: Knitting Patterns for Linen Yarn

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As spring turns to summer and the temperatures rise, I can’t help but to turn my attention to linen yarn. Lovely, lovely linen, so light and airy with a beautiful drape. I’m not quite sure why I associate linen with interesting and modern pattern construction, but the two seem made for each other. Linen achieves […]

Ahoy, Matey! 15 Nautical Crochet Patterns

15 Nautical Patterns

When you think of summertime style, what pops into your head first? Festival chic, complete with crop tops and shorts? Maybe maxi dresses and skirts? Light and airy things are hugely popular too, plus anything lacy, especially as a beach cover up. All of those are great examples of summertime style, sure, but that’s something […]