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About gmaellenscraftycorner

I am a recently widowed, mother of three wonderful, grown children, G-Ma (Grandma) to seven beautiful grandchildren. I work full time at a nearby grocer as the Pricing Coordinator. In my spare time, I craft and blog. Crochet is my obsession, my compulsion. My best friend, my therapist. I also have learned I love to knit! Who knew??? I may never be a master knitter, but I am a happy knitter. :D Work, family, Women's Pool League, crafting and blogging. Pretty much takes up every waking minute of every day, but besides that I love movies and music (which I can enjoy while I am crafting!). And here I thought I didn't have a life! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate every click. :D My Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/gmaellen

Try This Stitch: Fanfare Crochet – Lion Brand Notebook


This is a lovely crochet stitch!!!  I think I need to give it a try . . . Fanfare is a beautiful crochet pattern that\’s delicate and elegant without being too difficult. You can make something lovely in any weight of yarn. … Continue reading

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Knitting Chart Symbols


Wowzers . . . 12 pages of knitting chart symbols!  (I need to print this out) Many thanks to Knittingfool.com  The Knittingfool.com Knitting Chart Symbols is a listing of knitting symbols collected from a large collection of knitting books and … Continue reading

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7 Important Yarn Facts


No matter how great your pattern is, or how skilled you are in your craft, yarn will always make or break your work. Yarn does matter, and telling the difference between one yarn and the next is essential for the … Continue reading

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Carnation Flower Pattern Crochet Tutorial 77 How to Crochet Tube Cord – YouTube


I simply must try this . . . soon

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How to crochet the yo-yo pattern (video tutorial)


Although it looks intricate, it really only requires knowledge of the chain, double crochet, and slip stitch. Source: How to crochet the yo-yo pattern (video tutorial)

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How to Take Project Photos with Your Phone – Lion Brand Notebook


You don\’t need a high-end digital camera to take photos of your finished projects and do it well. Photography is about skill, not equipment Source: How to Take Project Photos with Your Phone – Lion Brand Notebook

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Sharing from: 52 Weeks of Free Dishcloth Patterns from KnitPicks.com


I love ‘take-along’, almost mindless knitting.  And, dishclothes pretty much fit the bill. This first pattern I am sharing has to be one of my very, very favorites. It uses slip stitches to make up this visually delightful (and very sturdy, I might … Continue reading

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Knitting ~ Lattice Lace Market Bag (how I got through it!)


Hey all!!!  I finally installed the WordPress app on my phone!!! Duh! How else to upload photos??? My goodness.  What took me so long? I think I may be inspired to blog more often! The only problem I have encountered … Continue reading

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My Version of The Beekeeper’s Quilt – In Progress


I just love this pattern for ‘The Beekeepers Quilt’! by Tiny Owl Knits.    Here is a link where you can take a look at and purchase the PDF pattern. (Well worth the fee. I RARELY ever shell out $$$ … Continue reading

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Knitting Needles and Tools Reviewed


This is a very informative article.  I do believe that if you do your homework, it will definitely be to your advantage when working with different types of yarn. “Much of the mystery of splitty yarns lies not in the yarn but … Continue reading

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