Design Your Own Blanket Using Your Favorite Granny Square Patterns

Nine 4" granny squares, one 12" granny square, or four 6" granny squares join to create a 12" square block.

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter. I’ve mentioned before that I love crochet granny squares, and recently, I shared three free 6” square patterns on Stitch and Unwind: Circle with Popcorn Square Mayapple Flower Square Summer Marigold Granny Square If you’re a granny square lover like me, you’ve probably made “stash buster” blankets combining a […]

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow Ripple Crochet Baby Blanket

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One of the my favorite go-to crochet baby blanket patterns is a simple ripple pattern.  You really can’t go wrong with a ripple or chevron crochet afghan pattern for baby; the pattern is quick to work up, easy to memorize and every new mother loves the finished results.  This crochet baby afghan pattern is perfect […]

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Sassy Stripes: 16 Cheerful Crochet Afghans to Brighten Your Day!

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One of the easiest ways to add a little extra color to your home decor is with a cheerfully colored crochet afghan. If you really want to up the “oomph” on that pop of color, try making a sassy striped crochet afghan pattern.  Not only will you be able to pick colors you love, but […]

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Charted Crochet Patterns: 7 Free Patterns

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Sometimes you will come across a crochet pattern that uses a chart to complete the design. Charts often allow you to create more than just a typical afghan or a classic crochet hat. The end result is intricate designs that make the crochet designs extra special and personalized. Charts are often used for crocheted afghans, […]

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Crochet Around the World

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret….I’m a little bit of a travel nut. By a little, I mean completely obsessed to the point that it’s borderline unhealthy (kind of like my love for crochet). I’ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit in the past, but it’s been a few […]

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid Crochet Afghan Patterns

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Every year, Pantone releases a color that will dominate the fashion world for the next 365 days (and if the hue is as gorgeous as radiant orchid, a lot longer than that). This year’s pick is a stunning purple-pink that flatters, adds flair, and begs to be flaunted. I have yet to see a single […]

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All-American Lion Brand Patterns

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There’s something special about knowing that your favorite pair of knit mittens or a beautiful cable knit sweater was handmade by a family member or friend. Even if you don’t particularly like the color or style, it will always have a special place in your heart because it was made by someone you love. Likewise, […]

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Cozy Blanket Knitting Patterns

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I don’t know about you, but the bitter cold of winter doesn’t kick in for me until after the holidays. Before Christmas and New Year’s, I welcome the snow and cold with open arms. Making snowmen, going ice skating, and festive winter walks were a weekly occurrence in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The […]

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Away in a Manger: 20 Nursery Room Ideas

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Preparing the nursery for the homecoming of your little bundle of joy is an exciting process. It’s a time to exercise your creativity and allow your nurturing instincts to shine through. But with so many different ways to decorate a nursery, it’s hard to know where to start. Although there are many different directions that […]

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6 Warm Winter Afghan Patterns

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When the cold winds of winter start to blow, the best remedy is to cuddle up in your home, ideally with a good book and maybe some knitting.  Okay, so the book part might not be everyone’s thing, but no one can argue with the comforting power of the hand knit afghan.  If you haven’t […]

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