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Karen Barnes


I am the designer of Leisure Arts “Sportacular Afghans”; I also will be published in Simply Crochet, Crochet World and Crochet! Magazines this fall/winter.

I am an avid yarn-lover who has been crocheting since the age of 12, taught by her grandmother and later inspired by pattern stitch encyclopedias.

I crochet almost daily for my children, coworkers, family and craft shows.  I love yarn! I can walk into any yarn store and have a huge smile on my face.

I currently am a school bus driver (retiring this year) and mother of two grown children.   Home décor are my favorite items to crochet.

Projects by Karen Barnes


Winter Magic Placemat

Setting out Santa’s cookies just got way cuter. Make this magical placemat that includes mitten pockets for napkins, making it easy for Santa to wipe away any cookie crumbs that tumble into his beard.

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Winter Magic Placemat

Setting out Santa’s cookies just got way cuter. Make this magical placemat that includes mitten pockets for napkins, making it easy for Santa to wipe away any cookie crumbs that tumble into his beard.

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