Tips and Techniques: Learning to Read Crochet Patterns

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I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m starting a series about taking your crochet skills up a notch! Whether you’ve been crocheting for one year or fifty years, you can always learn something new to make your crochet projects even better and to allow you to have even more fun crocheting. The most important thing […]

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Crochet Cable Stitch Basket

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I love the look of crochet baskets – it’s such a fun and unique way to use your yarn, and they’re useful, too! This Tiny Cable Stitch Basket from Look What I Made can even be used to keep your crochet hooks in order, like in the picture! Get organized by making a few of […]

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Chevron Crochet Baby Blanket

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I just love chevron, don’t you? This Chevron Baby Blanket from 1 Dog Woof uses a corner-to-corner technique to work up these beautiful chevron stripes. ChiWei, the pattern’s creator, originally made this as a baby blanket and it would look so cute done up in baby pastels! However, I love the look of these bold […]

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Giant Owl Crochet Pillow Pattern

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Whooo’s the cutest owl of all? We think we found it! This Crochet Oversized Owl Pillow from Repeat Crafter Me is a super simple crochet project that would be great for a girl’s bedroom or even as dorm room decor. It’s big and squishy, making it a favorite for little girls and grown-ups alike! You […]

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Crochet Chevron Zipper Pouch

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I don’t know about you, but I’m always rooting around in my purse to find spare change. I kept it in my wallet originally, but it got too bulky so now I just kind of toss it in my bag, which is NOT convenient if you need a vending machine snack in a hurry. If […]

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Amigurumi Monkey Pattern

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How CUTE is this little Crochet Monkey Pattern from All About Ami? We actually have our own version of a monkey amigurumi pattern, but this one was too cute not to share. The little banana really adds an extra touch, and the little cheeks are adorable! This is actually the Year of the Monkey according […]

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Bold and Breezy: 14 Spring Sweater Patterns

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It’s spring… or is it? While it’s definitely springtime according to the calendar, the weather lately (at least here in Chicagoland) has been anything but warm and welcoming. We’re expecting rain AND snow in the forecast tomorrow. What kind of spring weather is that? Sadly, for spring in the Midwest (and, I’m guessing, a lot […]

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Darling Daisy Toddler Beanie

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This Striped Toddler Beanie from Daisy Cottage Designs is the perfect way to protect your little one from the early spring chill. While the weather isn’t quite warm enough yet to go outside without bundling up, the adorable crochet flower on this crochet hat pattern keeps things festive and toasty at the same time! I […]

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