crochet · Pillow · quilt

Pillow Talk

I've got this thing lately for pillows.  I just want to make them.  I don't know why, don't ask me.  I don't typically use decorative pillows, but for some reason ~ I Gotta Make Em. I made a knit pillow, which I just absolutely love - read about it here and I finished a crochet… Continue reading Pillow Talk

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Panama Hats for the Summer

Have you noticed all the pretty pictures of the sweet little crochet panama hats for girls?  Not too many of them have patterns that are easy to find, much less free {read - Yeah I'm cheap} I don't have a little tike at home, but I wanted to try making one. I used Schachenmayr Original Catania… Continue reading Panama Hats for the Summer

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Crochet Granny Pillow Cover – FINISHED!

It started with a square - which became FOUR! Then the four became one. So now what do I do?  Make a pillow! I started with the back, thinking it would be a 12 inch pillow.  Boy was I wrong! I overchained, (i did a chain 60 1 chturn, SC across for 59 ) not… Continue reading Crochet Granny Pillow Cover – FINISHED!

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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss, Happy Birthday to You! Dr. Seuss has always been a great source of inspiration for me.  His words remain with me in various situations and encourage me to remain open, optimistic and reminds of the… Continue reading One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

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The Joy Of Handmade Dish Cloths

Whether they are crocheted or knitted, handmade dish cloths are a joy to have in the house, apartment, dorm or work. People I know prefer these to the thin store bought type. On the practical side, they are absorbent and quite useful for sopping up spills. The same thing that's true of sponges is true… Continue reading The Joy Of Handmade Dish Cloths

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Diagonal Crochet Stitch

Diagonal Crochet Stitch - I love the texture this pattern creates. I fell in love with this pattern immediately. When I started looking around for HOW to crochet this, I found a lot of written instructional patterns on the internet - however, the twists and turns you need to do in the pattern did not make sense in… Continue reading Diagonal Crochet Stitch