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  • Best Projects for Crochet Beginners

    Best Projects for Crochet BeginnersIf you're new to crochet, scrolling through pages and pages of patterns can be intimidating. I remember when I first started and it was a whole lot of not even knowing what I didn't know. I'd finally find a "perfect" pattern, something adorable yet easy looking, only to realize 3 rows in that I'd inadvertently purchased plans to build a rocket.

    Ok, maybe not a rocket. You get what I'm saying, though.

    We are here to help. If you have mastered your single and double crochet and are ready to move beyond your basic rectangular scarf, keep reading. I've picked out some great patterns to build your skill set and keep your frustration to a minimum.

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  • Shawl Progress

    My shawl is well under way!

    Photo Feb 19, 2 58 00 PMAnd by well under way I mean I frogged it approximately 14 times before I made it past the first inch. I have no idea what I was doing wrong but I am wronging no more and I kind of love this pattern now.

    I went with the pattern "zig zag stole" from Wraps for Every Wear.

    Screen shot 2015-02-19 at 3.08.42 PM

    Cute, right? The thing I love about wraps is you can use any yarn and any needles and it will still fit. I'm hoping my wrap is a little wider than it currently appears after I block it but I think I'll still love it regardless.

     

  • Works in Progress

    Progress. I'm using that term loosely.

    Let's see, I've got the stockinette scarf that I started because I couldn't focus on anything more complicated. But it's warm now and two feet later I'm bored with it. I've got a small stack of granny squares going, and I really need to get through row 6 of that cute little flower square but it's making my eyes cross. I'm doing a snarky little custom cross stitch for a friend, but I'll be finished with it in no time. My doggies still need sweaters but I'm waiting on the pattern book I ordered. Oh, and I'm contemplating making a baby blanket for my ex-husband and his girlfriend, but no. Just no.

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