Crochet-Off Goals: Crochet Mandalas

A throbbing fatigue in my neck caused me to put my crochet hook down. I adjusted myself in the hard kitchen chair and stretched. With a sigh of relief, I arched my back and my spine realigned in a series of satisfying cracks. I’d been hunched over my crochet mandalas for several hours. I was […]

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Crochet-Off: DIY Crochet Mandala Wall Hanging

Well, we’re back! The crazy “crochet off” crew had so much fun with the Ghost Ranch Shawlette project that we have decided to do an encore! Summer can be a challenging time for crocheters to find fun projects to do. The mandala craze offers a chance to crochet season-appropriate projects that will look great in […]

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My favorite time of year is finally here! The sounds of children playing outside and the smell of fresh mowed grass bring joy to my heart. Summer wouldn’t be summer without warm evenings at the ballpark or weekends spent in the garden. It is time to take advantage of the extended days and temperate nights. […]

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The Ghost Ranch Shawlette has been one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever participated in. Even the photo shoot was entertaining. The biggest draw to this project is the yarn—Freia hand dyes their yarn in such a way that results are beautiful in any of the available colorways. The rich transition of color in […]

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When I got up this morning, it dawned on me that I was hearing the happy sound of birds chirping. For me that is the soundtrack of spring. I hear the sound and want to spin in a “The hills are alive with the sound of music” sort of way. I want to be out. […]

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We’ve come to the end of the Ghost Ranch Shawlette “crochet-off”. All of the projects have turned out beautifully. We also learned a thing or two about how we individually crochet, read patterns, and handle charts. Lynn had very little trouble following the pattern or obtaining the recommended gauge. She had this to say, “I really […]

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A Crochet-Off for You: The Ghost Ranch Shawlette

The Ghost Ranch Shawlette “crochet-off” has, so far, been an absolute blast. We are one week in, and all of the participants have completed the body portion of the shawl. We’re all eager to begin the border to see how the different colorways will turn out. The most exciting part of this shawlette project was […]

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Wednesday WIP: Ghost Ranch Shawlette

As an avid crocheter, I am always ready and willing to tackle a new challenge. So, imagine my enthusiasm when the idea was presented for me to put together a “crochet-off”. Crocheters will often compare and contrast their work. Especially when working on a similar project. One person may have a tension that borders on […]

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Style Watch: Pantone Possibilities

After a long, drab winter, nothing excites me more than the pop of green that comes with spring. The yellow daffodils and pink tulips give me reason to celebrate the end of the snow and cold. Spring represents the anticipation of the sun and fun of summer. For me, spring is the embodiment of color. […]

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Trend Watch: Not Your Granny’s Garments

I’m always looking for fun ways to incorporate the latest fashion trends into my crochet projects. When looking for fashion inspiration, I look to New York Fashion Week. Held every February, this year’s spring collections were a treasure trove of inspirational looks that could very easily be translated into fabulous crochet garments. A trend in […]

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