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Scraptastic Log Cabin Blanket

This is playful log cabin-style baby blanket that uses a traditional quilt pattern to highlight the importance of family and community. The red of the central square, typically used in quilts of this type, symbolizes the hearth. The two stitch patterns used for the strips add texture to the geometric layout and resemble true patchwork.

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Heart Hat CAL: Next Steps

We’re sending you even more crochet love today with the second stage of our February Crochet Along. It’s still quite icy where I live, so I’ve really been looking forward to the rest of this pattern to keep me cozy. Loved ones will melt when they receive this as a gift—but don’t forget to make

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Heart Hat CAL: Getting Started

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times. My family always invested a lot of energy into making everyone feel special, so we were constantly surprising each other with cute stuffed animals or chocolate desserts on the big day. It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized some people consider it a holiday solely

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Wonderland Mittens CAL: The Finished Piece

The end of January is drawing near, and hopefully you have all enjoyed working up this fresh new design as a way to really set the tone for a bright and happy 2017. The Wonderland Mittens’s vibrant colors and eye-catching wave stitch have both contributed to a fabulous start to another year of crocheting.  This

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Wonderland Mittens CAL: Next Steps

The crisp, icy tones of the Wonderland Mittens are calling my name today—but they’ve been doing that every day since we gathered the materials! Waiting for the next step of this crochet pattern was like anticipating the first snow, which is one of my favorite parts of the year. Janaya Chouinard’s cozy crochet mittens promise

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Wonderland Mittens CAL: Getting Started

 
Happy 2017 to all our Crochet Along followers! It’s the time to start mapping out New Year’s resolutions, setting goals to feel happier, learn something new, give acts of kindness to others. Of course, crocheting can do all of those things, especially due to its relaxing qualities, innovative designs, and homemade goodness.
If you haven’t been with

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Houndstooth Headband CAL: The Finished Piece

 

The time has finally arrived to complete your Houndstooth Headwrap—I know how hard it has been to wait to add this gorgeous design to your wardrobe! Applying the houndstooth pattern to a headwrap is a great way to give pattern and variety to your accessories, and it has made for a delightful project throughout this month.

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Houndstooth Headwrap CAL: Next Steps

It’s time to get started on the second stage of the November crochet along with Janaya Chouinard. Assemble your yarn and hooks: you’re going to get the main part of this pattern right now! This warm and cozy headwrap will keep your ears toasty while giving your winter wardrobe a great new look.

First, a few essentials:

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Houndstooth Headwrap: Getting Started

Welcome back for the November Crochet Along! For those of you who are new, each month we journey through each stage of a project together, from the materials to the final embellishments. This month’s pattern is another great design from Janaya Chouinard at Charmed by Ewe: the Houndstooth Headwrap.

When your ears are cold, everything else on

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Star Stitch Boot Cuffs CAL: The Finished Piece

Star Stitch Crochet Boot Cuffs

Your pair of cozy Star Stitch Boot Cuffs, designed by Janaya Chouinard, are going to be completed just in time for winter’s coldest impact! After following along this month—collecting supplies, learning the star stitch, and getting excited for the final product—you now have everything you need to add this beautiful design to your wardrobe. With four

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