A Pom-Pom Homage to Saint Nick

Capture the essence of jolly old Santa Claus with a pom-pom that looks like his belly, complete with a black belt and gold buckle. Imagine these little gems gracing your tree as DIY ornaments, or as gift wrapping embellishments! It’s easier to make than you might think. If you can make a regular pom-pom you […]

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Color Pooling 105: Stripes

Have you ever had a happy crochet accident, or been inspired by a mistake? (I’ve had my share of mistakes, and not all of them happy!) One of my common frustrations with crocheting the argyle crisscross pattern using color pooling is that the pattern can stop shifting or crossing and start to stripe instead. This […]

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Color Pooling 104: Argyle in the Round

We’ve already explored ways to crochet argyle patterns by deliberately color pooling certain variegated yarns. It’s possible to make scarves, blankets, or other flat objects. What about crocheting in the round? Can a variegated yarn work its argyle magic this way? The answer is yes and no. Why am I hedging? The answer has to […]

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If you’re like me, you’ve crocheted argyle and zigzag scarves and wonder what else can be done with this print besides scarves. (Unless someone asks me specifically for an argyle scarf, I’m not sure I want to crochet one again for a very, very long time!) Though I don’t want to make any more scarves, […]

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Color Pooling 101: Argyle Print

I’m ready to get on the argyle color pooling bandwagon. Who’s with me? I mean, really, how hard can it be? I’ve read several blogs and watched a few videos. I’ve even crocheted my way through several variegated color schemes. And here’s what I’ve learned so far: you will either get it right away (hallelujah), […]

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