Monthly Archives: October 2012

Crochet Noro: 30 Dazzling Designs (Sixth & Spring Books) [Hardcover]


“For more than 40 years, Noro has been a source of fabulously inventive yarns prized by knitters around the world for their incomparable colors, patterns, and luxury.Crochet Noro presents 30 vibrant designs from such top designers as Lily Chin, Yoko Hatta, … Continue reading

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Motif Magic. A Work-in-progress . . .


So, I’m just gonna throw this out there and see how it looks.  I have been stuck on making cowls as of late.  They are just so . . . pretty!  And they don’t take forever to make.  I began … Continue reading

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Cornflower Blue: free knitting pattern :: accordion cowl


Free super easy knitting pattern I have gotta try!  I absolutely love these colors too. Get the pattern here:  Cornflower Blue: free knitting pattern :: accordion cowl.

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DROPS Tutorial Videos ~ DROPS Design


“Oh my goodness gracious!”  (As my daughter would say) I love DROPS Design website.  They have tons of fabulous knitting and crochet patterns.  I just discovered DROPS has video tutorials!  \o/  I am very excited to check this out.  There … Continue reading

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Diary of a Crafty Chica™: Tips for crafty vendors this season!


I am going to take a chance again this year on a craft show, so I need some good advice.   Last year was my first, and I did . . . so-so.  I have come across a few good web pages … Continue reading

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Silly stuff . . . If you were born on October 21.


October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year.  (From Wikipedia) Your Sun Sign Libra is fair-minded, socially aware, and likable. Uncomfortable with anything … Continue reading

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Berroco® Free Pattern | Panini


Isn’t this the most fabulous thing???  I would love to replicate this in crochet! Berroco® Free Pattern | Panini.

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Crafting + Health | Crochet Saved My Life


I hadn’t opened one article and decided I must share.  A ton of articles on the health (and wellbeing) benefits of crochet:  Crafting + Health | Crochet Saved My Life. As for me?  Crochet is my passion, my obsession! My therapist, … Continue reading

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Open Shell Crochet Cowl PDF Pattern on Handmade Artists’ Shop


Open Shell Crochet Cowl PDF Pattern on Handmade Artists’ Shop.  (Paypal or CC accepted forms of payment)  PDF pattern will arrive in your email. Customer Testimonial:  You know what’s so special about this pattern for me? It’s superbly versatile. It … Continue reading

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Open Shell Crochet Cowl PDF Pattern by GMaEllenCrochetGifts


WOO HOO!!!!! With the help of a new friend, my first published pattern on Etsy: Open Shell Crochet Cowl PDF Pattern by GMaEllenCrochetGifts.

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