I Like Crochet – February 2017

Here is the Valentine’s Day issue of I Like Crochet – It’s great to see two of my designs on the front cover! The Beary Cute Cord Buddy is a small and practical project for storing your headphones. Mr. Hedgehug might look prickly but he’s as soft as can be and would make a fun gift for your Valentine. Both of these projects were crocheted with Nazli Gelin’s Garden 3 100% Egyptian cotton crochet thread. The patterns for these projects[Read more]

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Trinity Knot Christmas Tree – Celtic Knot pattern

  Several Christmases ago I posted a photo of a lacy Christmas tree I had crocheted from an out-of-print leaflet.  It is one of my most asked about posts!  I had made the Christmas tree as part of a display I had put up at my local craft store to advertise for my upcoming crochet classes.   Since so many people have asked for the pattern (and it is very hard to find), I decided to create my own Celtic[Read more]

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Crochet Comfort and Joy – Last Minute Christmas Gifts

The Christmas season always comes upon us and passes us by so quickly! Do you still have some last-minute gift shopping that needs to be done? Or are you just starting all of your baking projects for the week? I love to give handmade gifts but often run out of time every December – if you are like me and are low on time, then check out these quick last minute gift ideas for Christmas: All of the instructions for[Read more]

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More to be Thankful for . . . .

I know Thanksgiving has already passed and now we are in full swing with Christmas preparations but I wanted to make sure I posted here that I was very thankful for my crochet classes and the great ladies that attend each Fall and Spring. I really appreciate each of these ladies attending my classes and working so hard on their beautiful crochet projects.  I have enjoyed getting to know each of them and I love to see how their crochet[Read more]

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Thankfulness again . . .

“Start every day with a grateful heart” I saw this saying on a plaque at Hobby Lobby this week – it is simple but not always easy to do. There is so much to be thankful for and I find if I start my day reflecting on those blessings, I do have a better attitude and can handle the upcoming challenges with much more grace and patience. As I reflect on what I am thankful for, I think of my[Read more]

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