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Andee Graves


Andee Graves is a crochet designer, writer, teacher and artist living in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons and an evolving menagerie of 4-legged friends.  She combines a life-long passion for crocheting, sewing, and crafting with a strong interest in mathematics. She is endlessly intrigued by the "magic" of creating fabric or an object from nothing but hook and string.

Andee writes about crochet techniques, designing, and healthy crafting practices for her blog and other publications. Her articles and designs have been published in Interweave Crochet, Crochet World, Crochet! Magazine, MainlyCrochet.com, ILikeCrochet.com, RedHeart.com, Caron.com and Crochet 1-2-3.  She started her independent pattern line M2H Designs in Fall 2010 with a focus on creating “teaching” patterns that include tutorials for techniques that are used in the pattern. She has taught crochet and healthy crafting classes at local and national events. You can find out more about her designs and classes at her blog: Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts.

 

Projects by Andee Graves


Evening Stroll Beaded Earwarmer

Add a touch of whimsy to the Morning Walk Earwarmer with this cute and creative update. Featuring a glamorous beaded edging, the Evening Stroll Earwarmer uses varying heights of crochet stitches to create shaping that is narrower at the back of the neck to ensure a comfy, stay-put fit. Ribbing along the sides creates an elastic fabric that will fit a variety of head sizes. This is a great project for treating yourself to a luxury yarn. Quick to work up, you can make it and wear it the same day.

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Caradonna Cowl Neck Poncho

Simple crochet mesh creates this flowing and easy-to-wear poncho. Rounds are worked turned and the last half of the body has slits along the front sides to make it easy to belt or tuck into a skirt or trousers. The swingy loose fit makes this a garment you will delight in wearing as the season changes.

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Pavona Wrap

This charming lace wrap is a must-have addition to your vacation suitcase. Have a great time crocheting this fun lace pattern that uses semi-solid and open mesh fan stitch repeats to create a wrap that you will reach for all the time. Worked out from a central foundation in the semi-solid fan stitch, each end of this generous wrap has 5 mesh stripes to give a bold graphic finish.

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Love Will Find a Way Pillow

Stripes and Bobbles create a fun visual texture in this decorative pillow that celebrates love. The pieces of this pillow are crocheted together, so there is no sewing to finish. Buttons on the back allow for the pillow insert to be removed and the cover to be washed.

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One Skein Mathilde Cowl

A simple stacked rows foundation starts this cowl off with the look of picots, then a four-row lace repeat creates textured arrows with defined points around the base. One 100-gram ball of worsted weight yarn is all you need to crochet this fascinating cowl.

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La Jolla Swoncho

This lacy swoncho with three-quarter length sleeves is the perfect layer to slip over a summer outfit for a little warmth when the evening cools off or the air conditioning is too chilly. The lopsided lace stitch pattern is easy to learn and the increases are simple enough an adventurous beginner can tackle this project.

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Zippers 101: Sewing Zippers onto Crochet

Putting a zipper into crocheted fabric is always a little tricky. In my “Ring Around the Posies Skirt” design I used an invisible zipper for the closure at the center back waist. I chose an invisible zipper because it doesn’t show as much in the finished project. It is also less likely to snag the fabric when being opened and closed.

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Shoreline Cold-Shoulder Tee

Worked in linen stitch using a cotton yarn, this sweet little tee is perfect for summertime play. Simple lacy scallops decorate the ends of the sleeves and hemline of the shirt which add the perfect amount of visual interest.

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Sierra Swoncho

Part sweater and part poncho, this classic pattern pairs simple mesh with dramatic lace borders to create a sweet springtime layer. Belled cuffs and a swingy loose poncho style fit make this a garment you will delight in wearing as the season changes.

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