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Darleen Hopkins


Darleen Hopkins

Darleen Hopkins lives in beautiful northern Georgia with her husband and two boys. She started crocheting in 2004 and almost immediately began creating her own designs. She began designing professionally in 2010. When not designing, she is likely crocheting a hat for Halos of Hope. Her whimsical and fun loving designs can be found on Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy. She is also very active on Facebook and Pinterest and blogs at  www.CrochetByDarleenHopkins.com.

Projects by Darleen Hopkins


Lime and Lemonade Coasters

Nothing says summer more than a lemonade stand, so refresh your memory of lazy summer days past with these adorable coasters. Mix it up by using orange yarn for orange slices or pink yarn for grapefruit slices and brighten up your breakfast table.

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Discover the Secret to Great Granny Squares

Granny Squares

Grannies, aka granny squares, are the epitome of the awesomeness that is crochet. They can be big and bulky, fun and quirky and even sleek and elegant. I remember the first time I saw a granny square. It was one my sister made. She signed up for a beginning crochet class at the local library

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International Crochet Day

I’m old enough to remember what it was like before the internet; when letters were mailed and phones were attached to walls with wires. Back then, the world seemed larger. It was rare to know someone from another country. In elementary school I remember signing up for a Pen Pal. My teacher used a service

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Americana Kitchen Set

“American Gothic” by Grant Wood was painted in 1930, however, the print on the woman’s apron is indicative of the 19th century. The farm women of the 19th century were true artists, turning fabric scraps into amazing and useful household items. The Americana Kitchen Set is a tribute to the women of that time period who worked tirelessly turning a house into a home. The trivet is representation of a braided rug and the dishcloth is constructed in the popular log cabin quilt block pattern.

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Zinnia Votive

The Zinnia Votive is a cover for a standard canning jar. See the beauty of crochet lace like never before. A gorgeous way to light up your late summer nights.

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Zinnia Pillow

The Zinnia Pillow motif pattern is a quick way to dress up a store bought pillow. This beautiful accent piece coordinates perfectly with the Zinnia Votive.

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Pretty in Pink Eyeglass Case

Pretty in Pink Eyeglass Case

Simple and easy to work up, this case is a gift mom really needs. The soft yarn will be the perfect cushion for a pair of reading glasses and the pretty shell pattern makes the case an accessory she will want to show off. Plus, reduce the number of round repeats, and you will have a matching change purse.

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Winter Sky Cowl

This beautifully textured cowl is generously sized to fit easily over your head. Pull the drawstring to keep the cowl snug against your neck and protect against the cold. You’ll love how it feels against your skin!

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Spiced Cider Set

The hat features a gorgeous color blaze brim which adds a second layer of warmth. Fold the brim up to cover your ears and protect them from the cold fall winds. Pair with the button up scarf/cowl to complete the warm set.

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Fresh Air Scarf

The delicate edging of a shawl – without the shawl. This scarf perfectly represents the beauty of shawls in a fresh and summer-y way.

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