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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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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Vintage Vs. Modern: Crochet Afghan Pattern Era Showdown

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Are you wondering at the results of our last crochet showdown, Puppies Vs. Kittens? It was a tough race, and you may have sweated over your choice. We can’t blame you, both of those animals are super cute. In the end, crochet puppy patterns won by just the tip of a pug’s nose. It was […]

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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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9 Mediterranean Patterns

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Happy Halloween, crocheters! I have a brief anecdote that inspired today’s round-up of patterns. I woke up this morning in Chicago excited. Halloween has always been a very fun holiday at my house. We’d dress up our dogs (silly, but always good for a laugh. They’re such good sports), have a little bonfire in the […]

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13 Woodland Wonders

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Each season has a different aesthetic. There’s the light and feminine for spring, bohemian and nautical for summer, and of course woodland and rustic for fall. While I can appreciate an aspect from each of these aesthetics, I’m particularly fond of fall. I’ve always been partial to combination of the darker tones of fall, especially […]

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Run for Covers! 18 Crochet Afghans to Cuddle With

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It’s official. As the cast of Game of Thrones often remarks: Winter is coming. This can only mean one thing: it’s time to run for covers! Copious amounts of snow and frigid temperatures aside, winter is one of the best seasons around. From the natural wonders like snowflakes and swirling frost on the window, to […]

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11 English Countryside Patterns

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Inspiration for today’s round-up of patterns has come from across the pond. A few months back, I started a Jane Austen Book Club with a few lovely ladies from work. And having recently met to discuss Sense and Sensibility, all I have been thinking of lately is the English countryside. From the rolling green hills […]

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Celebrate I Love Yarn Day Week: Day #7

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Congratulations, Marilyn! Thank you to everyone who participated in our I Love Yarn Day week-long celebration. We hope you enjoyed all the patterns and giveaways!   It’s the last day in our I Love Yarn Day week-long celebration! Thank you to everyone who’s participated in our giveaways and enjoyed the new patterns this week! And […]

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Celebrate I Love Yarn Day Week: Day #1

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Congratulations, Analiese! And a special thank you to everyone who participated! Although our giveaway is over, the free pattern is still available! Feel check out it out below if you haven’t already seen it!   Today marks the first day in our I Love Yarn Day week-long celebration! Each day this week we’ll unveil a […]

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