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Five amazing facts about cotton you probably didn't know

Five amazing facts about cotton you probably didn't know

Posted Nov 1st, 2016 in General

Cool cotton facts.

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I hated Phentex yarn - Slippers from 1971

I hated Phentex yarn - Slippers from 1971

Posted Oct 30th, 2016 in pattern book archives

Phentex yarn has to be the worst yarn I have ever had the not-so-great pleasure of working with -- thankfully, I didn't too much, but my mother did.

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Who Remembers: Golden Needlecraft Creations

Who Remembers: Golden Needlecraft Creations

Posted Oct 22nd, 2016 in pattern book archives

It was fun, flipping through the pages of these two binders -- again. Many ya- many more nay!

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Tear Motif Crochet Pattern

Tear Motif Crochet Pattern

Posted Oct 3rd, 2016 in Free Crochet Patterns

A free tear motif pattern. Let the creativity begin!

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The First Pattern I Sold 25 years ago

The First Pattern I Sold 25 years ago

Posted Sep 28th, 2016 in General

Thinking I would be rich by selling crochet patterns. Oh, to be so young and naive at the time.

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Who is C. Strohmeyer? A Year of Doilies

Who is C. Strohmeyer? A Year of Doilies

Posted Sep 18th, 2016 in pattern book archives

This pattern book, was published in 1991 by Leisure Arts. Leaflet #2120 A Year of Doilies by C. Strohmeyer, offers 12 designs, one for each month of the year.

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#Stitchitforward October 15th for I Love Yarn Day

#Stitchitforward October 15th for I Love Yarn Day

Posted Sep 10th, 2016

The sixth annual I LOVE YARN DAY will take place Saturday, October 15th and to celebrate the yarn industry will come together for another year of “stitching it forward” and spreading the love of yarn world-wide.

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Crochet circa 1994 - Weekend Crochet

Crochet circa 1994 - Weekend Crochet

Posted Sep 5th, 2016 in pattern book archives

Weekend Crochet 1994 features 65 easy projects with an heirloom look. Toys, sweaters, afghans, and lace.

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Beautiful Fall-coloured Afghan Vintage Pattern Leaflet

Beautiful Fall-coloured Afghan Vintage Pattern Leaflet

Posted Sep 3rd, 2016 in pattern book archives

Since it is Labour Day weekend, which to me signifies the start of comfy, sweater weather, big pots of chili and cozy nights in front of the fire -- this fall coloured afghan is just perfect.

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The Importance of a Gauge Swatch for Crochet

The Importance of a Gauge Swatch for Crochet

Posted Aug 20th, 2016 in crochet know how

I recommend, always following the gauge on the pattern itself. The gauge may be different than the yarn manufacturers' recommended gauge and hook requirements.

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