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A Crochet Crossbody Bag

Last spring I crocheted a crossbody bag for my daughter Molly. I followed the Mooglyblog pattern, The Everyday Crossbody Bag and was pretty happy with how it turned out. All except for the zipper. It wasn’t the pattern’s fault. I just didn’t feel I did a very good job with it, especially since I didn’t use the… Continue reading A Crochet Crossbody Bag

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Potholders – Using up More Leftovers

The potholders I’ve been using for years were made for me by my granddaughter on a weaving loom; the same thing I used to make potholders when I was a kid. Remember those? Unfortunately the potholders she gave me were well used, and by that I mean permanently stained. They had reached the end of… Continue reading Potholders – Using up More Leftovers

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Dishcloths Using Leftover Bits of Yarn and the Pattern!

Like most who crochet I save the leftover yarn from various projects I’ve worked on. I have a two gallon zip lock bag filled with very small “balls” of cotton yarn left over mostly from making dishcloths. These little balls aren’t enough for another dishcloth but I save them rather than toss them. It is difficult… Continue reading Dishcloths Using Leftover Bits of Yarn and the Pattern!

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Another Blanket Finished!

  When 2017 began I had two goals in mind regarding crochet and yarn… Finish unfinished projects. Buy no more yarn … or at least as little as possible … and use up what I already have. I am happy to say that I completed another project, a blanket that has been on my “to be… Continue reading Another Blanket Finished!

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A Box of Crayons Blanket

So far in 2017 I’ve finished two blankets! First it was the hexagon blanket finished in January.  And now A Box of Crayons Blanket crocheted using Lucy’s Neat Ripple pattern for Elliot, my youngest grandchild, which I completed in February … on February 28 to be exact. This blanket reminds me of a box of crayons with all… Continue reading A Box of Crayons Blanket

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Blanket Finally Finished!

Way, way back in February, 2015 Sandra posted on her blog, Cherry Heart, about a new blanket pattern she was working on, The Weekender Blanket. I was so drawn to it and determined I would make one for myself. And what a great way to use up stash! Who doesn’t have a boatload of stash?… Continue reading Blanket Finally Finished!