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Giveaway! Enter to Win a Free Crochet or Knitting Class from Craftsy!

Well isn’t this exciting?! My very first crochet blog giveaway! Won’t you join the fun? Craftsy is giving away a free crochet or knitting class. Enter to win a Craftsy class! The winner will receive one free crochet or knitting class of their choice up to a $59.99 value. Winner will be picked by Craftsy. You have until March 31st to enter. Craftsy’s crochet classes are: Crochet Lab with Vickie Howell Crochet: Beyond Rectangles with Linda Permann Tunisian Crochet with Jennifer Hansen Amigurumi: Design Your Own Monster with Stacey Trock Amigurumi: Woodland Animals with Stacey Trock Curvy Crochet with Marly...

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We Love Crochet Group Board on Pinterest

  I love crochet group boards on Pinterest. I find so many wonderful crochet blogs and patterns on these boards. In an effort to try and network with crochet bloggers and enthusiasts, I made yet another crochet group board, We Love Crochet. So as you can see, it’s just me and Umm Ayana over at Ummi’s House posting (always has my back, lol!). So let’s get the party started! Would you like to post to this board? Just contact me with the email address you use on Pinterest and you can post and share your crochet work, patterns or posts....

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The Ultimate Deal on Blocking Mats – 24 Inches Square!

What if I told you there’s a store that sells 24” x 24” interlocking foam mats you can use for blocking your crochet or knit work and the mats are …. 2 for $5!? I’m guessing you’d be really excited. I was super happy to learn that the discount store Five Below sells these mats. They are over in the fitness section. They come in different bright colors or steel gray with raised ridges. The grey ones are called fatigue mats. Dear hubby has stocked up on these for his woodshop.   This is a really great deal! Blocking mats...

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Crochet King-Size Striped Big Stitches Afghan – Half Way There

Sharing for WIP Wednesday my progress on the King Sized Striped Afghan with Big Stitches I’ve been working on. Making slow but steady progress. Dear hubby chimed in on this project and suggested I change the order and number of stripes. Now the three stripes here will repeat but in darker shades. Next after the darker brown is Camel then Cobblestone Heather. The best part is it’s fully functional now. Just put in a stitch marker at night and still can add a layer of warmth.   I’m wondering when I will get bored of doing big chunky stitches like...

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Thoughts on Becoming a Yarn Consumer

Internet jokes abound about yarn shopping/hoarding addictions. No doubt you’ve seen this: I laughed, you laughed and then probably we all headed over to Joann’s website to look for sales. Reviving crochet in my life has changed my habits of consumption. Prior to becoming a yarn addict, I tried hard to avoid buying anything new, joining The Compact for a year and striving to curb my use of plastic – thanks for the inspiration, Beth Terry. Then just like that,  I found myself gleefully in the checkout line of big box craft stores with pounds of acrylic in my arms....