Rarely does a fashion trend manage to intrigue and annoy me simultaneously like the knee-high boot and vest combo does. The look took hold several years ago, caught fire quickly, and in so doing, created a population full of Han Solo look-alikes. My annoyance starts each year, just as the first colors of fall make […]

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Fall River Shawl: Wrap Yourself in Crochet Comfort

I have recently been thinking about how I define comfort. Around our Thanksgiving table, my family and I ate entirely too much, laughed loudly, and simply enjoyed one another’s company. I smile as I remember my daughter playing board games with her cousins. I took a moment to sit back in in my chair, a […]

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Pattern of the Week: Mixlace Poncho

I, like many crafters, have a tendency to overload myself with projects right before the holidays. That was the case last year, when I found myself hurriedly finishing crocheted gifts intended for family and friends. I swore to myself that I would never let that happen again! I explained to my skeptical daughter that I […]

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The fashion world is a finicky monster, especially in the superfast digital age that we currently live in. What is considered “trendy” can often change on a dime. Looks can go in and out of style quickly and, often times, at the behest of a well-known designer. Fortunately for us, crocheted outfits have seen resurgence […]

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POW: The Courageous Caftan

I can say with utmost certainty, I have never been so excited about an issue of Love of Crochet as I am about the Fall 2017 issue. There are so many beautiful projects packed in it that I lost count. One project did not just stand out to me, it jumped out of the magazine […]

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Coffee + Crochet = Bliss

Today is a day celebrated by caffeine addicts the world over—it’s National Coffee Day! Whether or not you’re a fan of this fine beverage, you probably know someone who can’t make it through the day without one or more cups. If you like both coffee and crochet, this list of comparisons between yarn and coffee […]

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Ode to the Solar Eclipse

I heard a voice say, “Did you get your eclipse glasses yet?” I glanced at my well-meaning coworker over the rim of my coffee mug. She was holding a pair of square cardboard glasses with flimsy, plastic, dark-tinted lenses. No, I hadn’t gotten my eclipse glasses, I informed her. In fact, the impending solar eclipse […]

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Maker’s Intentions: Tide Pool Tank

As a fairly experienced crocheter, I sometimes get requests from family and friends to make things that seem odd or unreasonable. There have been several instances when I have had to squelch the desire to say, “I crochet, not perform miracles.” These conversations always start the same way: “Do you think you could make this […]

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