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Linda Dean


Linda Dean is a long time, self taught crocheter, a Professional member of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA), a Master in Advanced Stitch and Technique (by CGOA), a Certified Instructor/Teacher with The Craft Yarn Council (CYC), and serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Chairperson for the Masters Committee with CGOA. You can find her published designs in various outlets, as well as self-published. You can find her teaching at local yarn stores and national/regional conferences.

She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California with her husband and two children, on a small farm, restoring the home her great grandfather built 100 years ago.

Follow her adventures at her blog http://www.lindadeancrochet.com/blog/

Join her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LindaDeanCrochet. And Twitter https://twitter.com/ldeancrochet

Projects by Linda Dean


Blizzard Bear Hat

Getting your kiddo to bundle up this season will be a breeze when doing so turns them into a polar bear! Large pom pom ears and surface crochet complete this “beary” adorable hat.

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Aim to Squeeze Pink Lemonade Blanket

A half slice of pink lemon adorns this baby throw for a contemporary, whimsical feel. Perfect for any baby or toddler, this fun blanket is ideal for family car trips this summer — little ones will stay toasty warm even while you blast the air conditioning! Worked first as a half circle, stitches are then added to create a rectangle shape to make it into the full-sized throw. Add a bit of surface crochet to define the lemon segments and you’ll be ready to roll!

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Tunisian Flirt Skirt

Welcome to your new favorite skirt pattern. Working vertically with short rows, this skirt made in the Tunisian simple stitch, has a lot of character. The short rows allow for subtle shaping through the hips and add a nice flare in the hem. It works up much faster than it seems and adds a great versatility to any wardrobe.

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Aim to Squeeze Pink Lemonade Blanket

A half slice of pink lemon adorns this baby throw for a contemporary, whimsical feel. Perfect for any baby or toddler, this fun blanket is ideal for family car trips this summer — little ones will stay toasty warm even while you blast the air conditioning! Worked first as a half circle, stitches are then added to create a rectangle shape to make it into the full-sized throw. Add a bit of surface crochet to define the lemon segments and you’ll be ready to roll!

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Serene Spring Long Cardigan

An easy stitch pattern creates a stunning fabric with a soft texture for this classic cardigan. Edged in a simple single crochet, this elegant design showcases the yarn beautifully. As a bonus, you’ll look graceful in it, too!  

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Homey Fireplace Hat

Cables aren’t just for knit hats! This classic design is delightfully cozy and will go well with any of your other winter gear. Because it is worked vertically, it also has that all-important stretch factor.

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Royal Blooms Shawl

Treat yourself to a touch of royal splendor with this elegant shawl. Its shell and V-stitches give it a more open, lacy feel that will suit those warmer fall afternoons — and you won’t be able to resist wearing it everywhere.

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Parisian Champagne Throw

Motifs built upon motifs create a whimsical and visually entertaining throw. Four small motifs come together, and are bordered to create a larger motif. As the squares dip slightly in the center of the side, these are left un-joined to create an open effect. The construction of this throw allows it to be a join-as-you-go that is still very portable.

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Swirling Valley Circular Throw

Worked in a spiral of 6 colors and finished with a row of shell edging, this attractive design will capture the imagination of anyone who sees it. I can always get ideas from the garden, and a whirly gig twirling in the yard lead to the envisioning of this design.

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Dare to Flair Toddler Dress

Your little one’s summer style has never looked so chic. The paneled construction and dramatic flair are enhanced by the reverse single crochet used to connect the panels, creating a slight ridging at the seams. While this enchanting design looks like it would take advanced skill and long hours to master, the tunisian simple stitch means that even relatively new crocheters can tackle this pattern—plus, it’s a great on-the-go project.

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