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Want to use up scrap yarn? Make a scrapghan for your kids' dolls. Make a mtaching blanket when you crochet a blanket for a child. Read more on Sakeenah.com 14

Stashbusting Idea: Crochet a Scrapghan for Dolls

In a stashbusting mood and need some ideas to use up all that scrap yarn? There are tons of ways to use up that extra yarn, but I’d like to share with you a quick and fun project that my youngest son really appreciated: Make a scrap blanket for your kid’s stuffed toys. This works up fast and is nice therapeutic mindless crochet. You can even use a doll scrapghan as an excuse to try out a new stitch or technique. After hoarding collecting all my yarn scraps over time, I came across this great idea on Fresh Stitches to...

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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...

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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. I crocheted the blue, gray and white chevron blankets with Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend, which I liked working with. 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...

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Six Stripes King Size Crochet Afghan – Finally Done!

I haven’t been posting much because I took me forever to finish this afghan! I was half way there in February when it was nice and freezing. Well hooray! I can finally celebrate the end of this project. To make this king sized afghan, I used an L hook and just chained until it was the width I wanted. I used 4 skeins of Knit Pick’s Brava worsted in each color from their neutrals sampler. I used an L hook. The stitches are all half double crochet into the back loops. I used the foundation turning stitch to get straight...

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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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Work in Progress: Crochet King-Size Striped Big Stitches Afghan

I’ve been on a chunky stitches kick lately. I love the way they look for blankets, and it just seems the bigger the blanket the better. So, the grand finale should be a king sized afghan. I’ve been wanting to try out Knit Picks’ Brava bulky, so when they introduced their neutrals sampler at 30% off, I grabbed some. I’m using colors from this sampler to make wide horizontal stripes.  At first, I thought to do thinner stripes, but wanted to keep it with a thick, big feel. I’m trying out the Foundation Turning Stitch to get straighter sides because...

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Dreaming of Vintage Crochet Bedspreads

A Walk Down Memory Lane Seeing an image of a vintage crocheted bedspread instantly transports me in time to visiting my grandmother’s house as a young girl. Cookies would be fresh baked ahead of our arrival, and there wasn’t much to do except absorb family history and play with snails in the backyard. The guest room would always have these thin, beautiful and intricate crocheted or knitted bedspreads that covered the bed and draped over the sides. These handmade bedspreads offered a touch of class that is hard to find today. I think many of us have memories like this...

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Crochet Babette Blankets

Crochet Babette blankets, seems I have a new obsession or at least finally the name for it. I mean how can you not swoon when you see this? I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into making an afghan like this. What is the Babette blanket? The Babette Blanket (link to pattern) was designed by Kathy Merrick and was published in Interweave’s Crochet Spring 2006 Edition. Getting the digital magazine always seems the best deal when available, you get a lot more patterns for the price of 2. The pattern description says: Inspired by the work of designers Kaffe...