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Yarn Craft: Scraps Are For The Birds!

Spring is finally here! Do you feel like you’ve been waiting forever? Me too! One of my favorite signs of spring is seeing birds fly past, busy with building their nests in hopes of impressing a mate with a decked out place to settle down. Even better is when a few birds decide to call the yard home and we get to hear their serenades and cheeping of brand new babies. This year I’m trying out leaving nesting material out in hopes of seeing some scrap yarn get put to good use. I would be fun to see a splash of some pink...

A Crocheted Pink Baby Girl Blanket | Link to free pattern in post - Sakeenah.com 2

A Crocheted Pink Baby Girl Blanket

I have so much boy energy in my life that I sometimes just need to whip up a nice pink or otherwise girlie  blanket. I never really have anyone in mind when I make them and usually just give them away as new baby gifts. What? Me, finally get around to selling anything? Pffft! Maybe one day I’ll feel worthy enough. One of my favorite free patterns for a crocheted baby blanket is the Lacy V-Stitch Ripple Afghan from Heather Tucker at Mama’s Stitchery. The pattern includes instructions for crochet a throw sizes extra small to extra large. It was...

Audiobooks Make Crafting Even Better! - Get 2 Free at Sakeenah.com 5

Audiobooks Make Crafting Even Better

Once you get that rhythm going in a pattern, humming along in the nice alpha waves of a meditative activity like crocheting or knitting, it’s fun to experiment with some creative multitasking. What do you like to do to make crafting even better? Some people like to watch TV or maybe even switch back and forth between reading a book. Me, I love to listen to audiobooks! Audiobooks have brought so much joy to my life.  I never would have imagined that being able to listen to books would have brightened my family’s day so much. It is a pleasant...

How to Repair an Unraveled Granny Stripe or Square |Sakeenah.com 7

How to Fix an Unraveled Granny Square or Stripe Blanket

Here is the sorry state of a beloved vintage granny stripe blanket. It’s been with me for almost 20 years and is a favorite to snuggle up on the couch with. The kids also drag it around and take it to bed, so it’s sadly needed a few heavy washings. Yay! for acrylic on that one, but it’s taken a beating. This granny stripe afghan has started to unravel from the bottom up. I should have intervened right there and fixed it or at least put it in the to fix pile, which grows every day it seems. But instead...

Weekly Pattern Roundup for the Fiber Arts 4 - Free and Paid Patterns: Crochet, Knit, Sewing Sakeenah.com 0

Weekly Pattern Roundup for the Fiber Arts 4

Is it spring yet? I’ve been looking forward to it being chilly enough to wrap up in something, but nice enough to take a walk and look for flowers. This week’s pattern roundup reflects what’s been on my mind, yours too probably. Here’s the weekly roundup of the free and paid crochet, knitting, and sewing patterns I have been sharing over on my Facebook page. The Weekly Pattern Roundup is an easy way to find something you missed or wanted to save for later. I really love seeing your likes and comments on the pattern links and look forward to...