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Hook and Yarn Size Conversion

If you are using older patterns handed down in the family or found in thrift store, you may be confused by the yarn sizes called for in them. Since most of the yarns old patterns reference are probably not made … Continue reading

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Review of new Caron Pantone Yarn

This is a new yarn exclusive to Michaels that comes in a nifty looking braid in hand selected Pantone color combinations.  It is a 10 strand twisted yarn that is 60% Acrylic, 20% Nylon, 20% Merino Wool.  It is only … Continue reading

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Experiment in yarn pooling

After seeing photos and a few videos about yarn pooling, I decided to give it a try.  My first attempt is this baby blanket done in Craft Smart Value Yarn in the color “Giverney”.  This was a gift for a … Continue reading

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Finished crochet cable throw

I couldn’t leave it be and powered through to finish it tonight.  It turned out really nice too.  I know I messed up the center braid in one place, but it doesn’t stand out too bad and since it is … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Cabled blanket

I saw this pattern online and just had to try it.  This is my first try at crochet cables and I am liking it.  I may have messed up the center braid a bit but I don’t feel like backing … Continue reading

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Giant granny square throw

I just tried a new yarn we have at Michaels that changes texture called Bernat Home Mix.  The color mixes are nice and the chunky yarn has 4 different textures: a regular yarn, a fuzzy yarn, a t-shirt like yarn, … Continue reading

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Crochet Pumpkin

Tonight is an ultra lame free yarn class at Michaels, winding yarn into a ball to make a pumpkin with a pipe cleaner stem.  The only reason to come is because the first 10 people get a free skein of … Continue reading

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