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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

Crochet Doodles. By . . . GMa Ellen


I have had a request to see an enlargement of the banner photo of my blog.  😀  I am having a little trouble with that.  But, here are a few photos I found in my blog gallery for starters.  Oh, … Continue reading

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How to work japanese short rows – The Blog – US/UK


What are your thoughts on short rows?  There are several methods, to be sure.  Sooo . . . what’s your favorite???  To work short rows is a basic skill every knitter should have. This technique is good for a multitude of … Continue reading

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MyPicot | Free crochet patterns


Ooooh . . . I love My Picot website.  Isn’t this pretty??? MyPicot | Free crochet patterns Source: MyPicot | Free crochet patterns

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Knitted Broomstick Lace – YouTube


Wow.  I am so impressed with this video tutorial that I just have to share!!!  I had no idea you could do  Broomstick Lace with knitting. Cast on with multiples of 5 stitches.  Two row pattern repeat.  What could be more … Continue reading

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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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