Category Archives: diy home fashion

Off the Needles…My Blanket of Many Colors!


I am so happy with the end result of this beautiful and simple knit blanket!  In fact, I am in love.  I successfully went through a bit of my cotton yarn stash…although, I am fairly certain that I could easily make several … Continue reading

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PDF Pattern – Crochet Lace Shell Wine Bag, Tote, Cozy


Received a glowing review of my pdf pattern today, and I just have to share! 😀   Irene:  “Downloaded the pattern straight away, made next day and have already used it to take a bottle of wine to dinner. Had many compliments on … Continue reading

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New Crochet Basket, Using “Navajo Knitting”. ♥ Cotton Yarn ♥


As promised, I said I would share my adventures with “Navajo Knitting”/Crochet.  As soon as I watched the video, I went straight to my overabundant cotton stash and found this beautiful Rose color.  I must have had about 2 lbs, … Continue reading

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A-Tisket, A-Tasket . . . A New Crochet (Rag) Basket


I was going through my cabinet of supplies, which also houses the un-finished and forgotten . . . There were a couple of things I completely forgot about.  This one was still in its circular infancy.  I have no idea … Continue reading

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The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket | fibre space


And another beauty found on my quest to the perfect knit chevron . . . The pattern can be found here:  The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket | fibre space.

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I Am Of Two Minds On The Matter – Cotton Dishcloths


S-o-o-o-o . . . Do you knit and/or crochet???  What are your favorite dishcloths?  Me?  I once was a die-hard crochet dishcloth fanatic.  That is, until I started knitting.  I have fallen in love with Grandmother’s Favorite Dishcloths.  I actually have … Continue reading

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Crochet Lace Shell Wine Bag Tote Cozy PDF Pattern by GMaEllenCrochetGifts


Time tested pattern.  One of my absolute favorites!  I hope it will be one of your favorite things too! This pattern is available from my Etsy shop Crochet Lace Shell Wine Bag Tote Cozy PDF by GMaEllenCrochetGifts.

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12 Shades of Winter White Yarns, Including Wool, Alpaca and More. | Lion Brand Notebook


“It’s the first month of the new year, which for us here in NYC usually means – cold, wind, ice and snow.  But there’s something about heading into the dead of winter that makes me really appreciate winter white knitwear … Continue reading

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My Version of “A Christmas Wreath” – Unadorned


Here are a couple of shots of the first Wreath I have crocheted in a few years.  I just grabbed the closest ball of thread and hook.  It is not stiffened, or adorned.  But I like it! Here is the link … Continue reading

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Crochet Thread: A Christmas Wreath, Family Circle Magazine 1979


This pattern is from a Family Circle Magazine published 12/11/1979.  I pulled the pages out, and carefully hand copied the last part of the pattern.  It is so tattered and worn now, I could barely make it all out.  I … Continue reading

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