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October 1, 2015
spice of life cal update from Ellyn's Place

I have to tell you, I am so excited about the Spice of Life crochet along that I bounce out of bed on Tuesday mornings & head straight to my computer for the next set of instructions. This week it took me a whopping 2 days to finish up the new rows....
I'm usually really slow at crochet, so this is amazing to me! This week we added stacked grannys, a zipper section and stacked shells. It's so much fun to see each section come together
I assure you the top row is not ripply, I just didn't ...

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Tip: Use Granny Triangles to Make Bunting from Patchwork Posse

granny triangle crochet bunting

It’s easy and fun to make granny triangles, but what should you do with them? Granny triangle bunting is a terrific simple project choice. How to Make Granny Triangles into Crochet Bunting You can make crochet bunting in any yarn type or weight that you desire. An average option is to use worsted weight yarn […]

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September 30, 2015
Mostly I've been playing hooky . . . from Gilly Makes

. . . raiding my stash, and buying some new bits & bobs here and there, to gather enough yarn and pretty colours to join in with Cherry Heart's Spice of Life CAL.   

Are you crocheting along too?  
Would you believe there are over 3000 lovely hooky peeps from around the world taking part - and it's so much fun seeing everyone's progress and different choice of colours. 

It's a beautiful sunny, autumnal week here but the definite nip in the air at night provides the perfect excuse (as if I really need one) to curl up on the sofa and ...

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How to Crochet a Granny Triangle from Patchwork Posse

how to crochet a granny triangle

Hi, this is Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence, here with a new crochet tutorial for you. This one will teach you how to take the basic granny square technique and use it to make a granny crochet triangle. There are several different options for how to crochet a granny triangle. My favorite is to crochet it […]

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September 29, 2015
Shawl Almost Finished from Quilting Stories

Tarte Bourdaloue
Baby M.

I had found near my sister's house in Paris a small shop selling half price luxury yarns and thus I bought 8 yarns of a fine wool mixed with cashmere and silk. Coming back home I started quickly to use it to knit a shawl. I had no pattern, just seen on a lady wearing it in France. I regretted I did not think of taking a picture... it would have helped me a lot. But I must have photographed it mentally quite well as I believe that the finished result is very similar to the original.

Yesterday my ...

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September 25, 2015
spice of life crochet along from Ellyn's Place

Something fun and new for me! I've never done a crochet along before, but when I saw this gorgeous afghan on the Cherry Heart blog it was love at first sight! As soon as we got home from NYC I scurried off to to Hobby Lobby and picked out my colors....

I'm using "I Love This Yarn" I love the way it feels and it was on sale this week. Bonus!

I'm all organized too! I made myself color swatches...
And put together a notebook to put the pattern pages into each week...

When the instructions came ...

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September 24, 2015
Crochet, knitting, tatting and a new thing for me-Golfing. from Living4Quilting

I have been busy with a lot of things lately. Not just quilts.  (That was the name of the first quilt shop I ever went to. I wish that shop was still open.) I've been crocheting, tatting, knitting and golfing.  Yeah, that's right. I'm learning to play golf.  I have gone to the driving range 4 times and I'm learning my swing.  I've bought two books to read about golf and of course, I watch all the golf shows on TV.  My husband has always played golf and I wish I had learned a long ...

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September 21, 2015
Little by Little from Hills Creek Quilter

Since getting home from our wonderful Mediterranean cruise, I've slowly been getting back into some of my stitching projects. I'm finishing up a couple of quilts, but first needed to get these crocheted-edge fleece blankets done. They're going to a couple of "tweens", so I think the colors work just right.

For info on how to crochet various edge designs, check my friend Susan's blog by clicking here and here and here.

Just one warning -- making these is very addicting!

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September 18, 2015
Little Pouches from France Nadeau

I was first inspired by makeup pouches I saw on Pinterest and that were made by Anabelia Craft Design. Following her links brought me to the pattern page and I simply grabbed yarn I already had and started on this fun … Continue reading

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September 7, 2015
A Second Little Dress, Sewn and Crocheted (Black and Blue) from France Nadeau

This is a second little dress, bigger and darker than the little white and purple dress I have posted about last week. This black and white dress is for a 6-7 years-old girl. (I am not happy with the above … Continue reading

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September 1, 2015
A Little Dress, Sewn and Crocheted (White and Purple) from France Nadeau

This is a little dress made of recycled fabric. The white top comes from a t-shirt. The flowery purple skirt and ribbons come from a pyjamas. Pure white and pale purple. Terribly soft to the touch (those clothes were washed … Continue reading

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August 27, 2015
Crochet Onam Pookalam from Made To Treasure

Southern Indian state of Kerala is in Onam spirit.. Wikipedia explains Onam as a Hindu festival. Even though it originated from the Hindu mythology, it is celebrated by each and every one of that small state inspite of caste or creed.

Wishing all friends and family and Malayalies around the world a very happy Onam.

This is an Onam inspired crochet Mandala..

One of the integral parts of Onam festival is Pookalam (floral carpet)

Homes in Kerala will be decorated with the floral carpet starting 10 days prior to the festival.

All the schools, colleges and organizations will have competitions ...

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August 26, 2015
Apple blossom placemat from Made To Treasure

I can't stop making doilies...this time a placemat centerpiece size.

 I decided to add few more motifs to make it bigger than a placemat.

This is Apple blossom Placemat  by red heart..

I enjoyed crocheting this...
I actually started this with a red heart no. 10 thread,
 but i didn't read the pattern completely and missed joining...

Now I'm planning to use it as trims...
hmmm...learning from mistakes...

Later, i restarted with Anchor knitting cotton and finished it into a 25" x 15" centerpiece, using 2 balls of 50gms and almost a ...

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August 23, 2015
On my travels . . . Part 1: Alaska from Gilly Makes

Hello there, lovely bloggy peeps - I'm back, and looking forward to spending some time catching up this week.
We had a truly lovely, relaxing and fun holiday, and I'm enjoying wading through all the pics we managed to take, etching the memories firmly on my mind.  But here we are home again, happily reunited with the two most-adorable-pups-in-the-world and wading through a seemingly endless pile of laundry whilst battling the inevitable jetlag. 
So, would you like to hear a little about it?

It's hard to describe just how awesome Alaska is.  Seriously peeps, if you've not ...

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August 22, 2015
Summer in the Country Blog Hop and something new.. from Quilting by the River


The Summer in the Country Blog Hop started Monday and you can see the entire list of bloggers taking part. Join us for a blog hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! Each of our Ambassadors will be sharing a country-inspired project and a favorite summer recipe, and many will be hosting fabric and pattern giveaways too!

Island Batik has a fantastic giveaway going on with two bundles of beautiful batiks!

Here’s the schedule!
8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/22 – Pamela Quilts ...

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August 19, 2015
Fleece - Right Side Or Wrong Side? from Hanging On by a Needle and Thread

With most fleece prints, it is apparent which side is the right side, but with solids and some prints it is hard to tell (especially after the selvages have been removed).  An easy way to tell the right or wrong side of fleece is to hold your fabric by the horizontal cut edge (this is the edge with the most stretch) and pull slightly. The cut edge will curl to the wrong side of the fabric. 

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August 12, 2015
It's been a while from patchworkdelights

Hi guys

Yes yes you are not imaging things, Fiona is writing a blog post!

But I feel like writing a post today to share with you some pictures of some crochet goodies.

I have made to date 3 granny blankets, one quite large, another medium and the last one baby size. 

Before I continue I need to tell you about a massive ball of wool that I picked up in a charity shop.  I go to the local charity shops in Dublin pretty much every day.  I went into a couple of shops that I hadn't been in ...

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August 11, 2015
Pink Clutch from France Nadeau

After altering a dress to make a top and a scarf, I decided to make a clutch. Not only I still have plenty of this pink-with-off-white-embroidered-flowers fabric, but I love looking at it. I did not have any matching ribbon or cord. … Continue reading

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August 3, 2015
Lacet table runner....journey to explore a vintage pattern.. from Made To Treasure

I'm a self learned person when it comes to  crochet. I learned to do crochet by reading written patterns and not by reading graph, so initially when i see a pattern in was a language that i didn't understand. Later i learnt to read graph too, and also enjoyed working with graph. But always prefered a written pattern...but this time i hoped if it was a graph when i read the pattern...hmmm.

I was never a great fan of filet crochet, because it never seems to be challenging and so i get bored fast ...

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July 31, 2015
Vintage Knit Dress from Quilts + Color


I am guessing I knit this dress in the early 1970’s. As I have been doing recently I knit it without a pattern. I had a limited number of skeins of a very expensive boucle yarn.

By taking my body measurements I was able to knit the dress with the amount of yarn I had.

I crocheted the edges with a cream colored yarn that was the same weight.


I even put an invisible zipper in the back of the dress, not an easy feat.


Knowing how knits can bag out I lined the entire dress. I matched the ...

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