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 […]

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Red Bricks Crochet Afghan Pattern

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The amazing textures and unique geometry of this Red Bricks Crochet Afghan are sure to make a strong statement. The stitch pattern is easy to memorize and you’ll love snuggling under this stunning crochet afghan pattern as you work it up.  The fun brick-like texture is made with the front post double crochet, keeping things […]

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Crochet Red for Women’s Heart Health + GIVEAWAY!

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February is a month dedicated to the heart.  From Valentine’s Day to the recognition of American Heart Month, there is plenty to celebrate.  To help bring awareness to the fight against women’s heart disease, our friends at AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns are giving away a copy of Crochet Red by Laura Zander and 3 skeins of red Red […]

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How To: Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

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Have you mastered learning how to crochet?  It’s time to step up your crochet game.  Add some serious texture to your next crochet project by learning how to crochet the crocodile stitch. The crocodile stitch gets its name from it’s striking resemblance to the scale of a crocodile.  While the results look difficult, I can assure […]

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Magic Ring Tutorial

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If you’ve ever worked a granny square, no doubt you’ve been frustrated by the hole in the center of your square.  This video tutorial will teach you the Magic Loop technique to start your squares, and your holes will magically disappear.  You really won’t believe how easy this technique is. Your granny square crochet afghans […]

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10 Contemporary Crochet Afghan Patterns

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I’m always on the hunt for a free crochet afghan pattern that is different that anything else I have seen before. Lately, I have been drawn to designs that lean more to the modern contemporary vibe. From the simple colors to the clean lines, these designs are different enough to keep my attention while I […]

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Fancy Finishes: Edges to Impress

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Have you ever finished a beautiful crochet afghan and wondered how you can add that perfect finishing touch to the edges? Sometimes I’ll work up a simple crochet baby blanket for a new baby and when it’s done, I’ll realize that it needs just a little something extra to make it the ultimate special gift. […]

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12 Patchwork Patterns

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I’m a big fan of the patchwork seen in quilt patterns. I’m always reminded of the quilt my mother would bring out on occasion, a memento from her grandmother. While I don’t have to sew, that doesn’t mean I can’t piece together a beautiful crochet afghan reminiscent of my great-grandmothers quilt. In my hunt for […]

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Bring on the Burgundy!

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Autumn ushers in rich variations of red, orange, yellow, and purple. Violets, burnt orange, marigold, and burgundy begin popping along the trees, bushes, and decor. I’m a huge fan of color, but fall colors tend to be my favorite. To me they’re like dark chocolate, rich and delightful. While I tend to lean towards the […]

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Colorful Hues to Cure Your Winter Blues

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The winter ushers in a sea of white and blue (and brown; all that bare bark and mud-stained snow). Now, I’m a fan of winter. The peacefulness of a fresh coat of snow, the frost creating exquisite mosaics on your windows, the fun activities, the list goes on and on. The only thing that bothers […]

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