What I Made for Interweave Yarn Fest

Every year I wander the aisles of the marketplace at Interweave Yarn Fest and pine over the skillfully made garments I see on other attendees. I have longed for my crochet skills to be at the level required to craft an out-of-this-world frock. This year, I will be darned if I’m showing up without a […]

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Single crochet stitches and tapestry crochet create the intricate patterning of Hinterland Hatband. Pulling off the perfect hat is a lost art. Back in the day, women didn’t leave the house without proper headwear. Hats are slowly starting to become a fashionable accessory. Sprucing up a basic hat is easy with the Hinterland Hatband. Add […]

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Interweave Crochet Spring 2018: Buffalo Belt

If you are on the lookout for the perfect spring accessory, look no further than the Buffalo Belt! The Buffalo Belt has everything you’ll want in a crochet project. The belt pairs the fun and challenging technique of tapestry crochet with a fashion forward Southwestern design. The accessory will compliment any denim ensemble you throw […]

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Pattern of the Week: Wilder Dress Yoke

While you’re going through your wardrobe and making the keep or toss decisions during the spring cleaning season, take a few seconds to consider revamping an old garment with the Wilder Dress Yoke. All I can say is holy tapestry crochet! This fun technique will spruce up any spring wardrobe. The subtle nod to southwestern […]

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Pattern of the Week: Indulgent Wrap

I love when a crochet pattern or design stirs up a debate in my circle of crochet buddies. The unusual yet eye-catching Indulgent Wrap in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 has managed to do just that. While researching the pattern, I asked my friends to chime in on what they thought about the unconventional design, and their […]

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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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