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Single Crochet Join for Granny Squares | Sakeenah 1

Single Crochet Join for Granny Squares

Still working on the Refreshing Throw. I’ve been debating back and forth over which way to join granny squares would be best, and finally decided I like the pop of using single crochet to join granny squares. It is a visible join, so it won’t work for all projects. It’s really simple: Arrange your squares With the wrong sides facing each other You single crochet through the outer loops: the one closest to you on the first square and the one furthest away from you on the second square. Join all the rows horizontally, then go back and crochet them...

Over 40 Websites to Get Free Crochet Patterns | Sakeenah.com 3

Over 50 Websites to Get Free Crochet Patterns

  Does it get any better than free crochet patterns from amazing designers? Here you will find a growing list of websites that offer free and original crochet patterns. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know any sites you’d like to add. This post was previously on CrochetForums.com. It was the most popular post, so I moved it over here. I will continue to update the list of free crochet pattern sites. Enjoy! Last updated 8/23/2014 A About.com Ambassador Crochet Annie’s Newsletter B Berroco C Care Wear Volunteers Cascade Yarns Patterns Coats and Clark Craft Yarn...

Refreshing Throw WIP | Sakeenah.com 1

WIP Wednesday: Refreshing Throw

Current work in progress: Refreshing Throw as a baby blanket. I’m using Stylecraft Special DK, which I’m loving. All the squares are done now. I have a few squares UFOs hanging around, I kind of stall on the joining part. So I’m off to find a favorite method to join the squares and get moving on that. What’s projects are you working on this week?       Thanks for stopping by! Let’s connect: Subscribe to be notified of new posts, and join me on Instagram , Pinterest, Facebook, G+ or Twitter.

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2015 Crochet Pattern Calendar and Knitting Pattern Calendar 15% off Sale

I’ve always wanted to get one of these crochet pattern desk calendars, especailly after realizing a lot of the patterns I bought from auction sites came from these calendars. I found an early bird sale for these crochet and knitting calendars for 2015 and sharing it with you! Early Bird Sale – Calendars.com For a limited time Take 15% off Your Entire Order with Code EARLY2015 at Checkout! or 20% off One Item Take 20% off Your Highest Priced Item with Code ONE20 at Checkout!   2015 Crochet Pattern-a-Day Calendar  Knitting Pattern 2015 Desk Calendar There are still 2014 knitting pattern...

First Impression of Berroco Comfort Yarn - Review | Sakeenah 6

A First Impression of Berroco Comfort Yarn – Review

  Berroco Comfort is my first foray into the world of the LYS (local yarn shop). I wanted to try out this yarn and found that a close by yarn shop carried it, so away we went. I have since figured out there are a few places to order Berroco Comfort yarn online, but I do like being able to stop in and see the colors for myself. After making a few blankets with it, I’m sharing my review. Here I am reviewing the worsted weight of Berroco comfort. What you get: Berroco Comfort is 50% nylon and 50% acrylic....

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A Couple of Crochet Chevron Baby Blankets

Whew! My hands need a break! I’ve been in single crochet land for a while finishing up 2 chevron baby blankets as gifts. As usual, when I try something new in crochet, I end up getting schooled a bit and I end up thinking how I will do things differently next time. These blankets took a long time, so when working with gift deadlines, planning ample time is key. I didn’t do that! Rushing is not fun. The pattern I used called for filling in the triangles on the edges to have a nice straight edge. I really thought that...