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Pattern Inspiration: Masquerade

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Feathers have been used in clothing design for decades: from the Victorian rush on hats that inspired the Audubon Society’s formation, to the beautiful and intricate ceremonial work of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Whether used for costume, ceremony, or everyday wear, humans have always been drawn to the beauty of bird’s plumage. 

‘Masquerade’ by Katya Novikova requires no actual...

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Pattern Inspiration: Alpine Legwarmers

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The perfect pattern for all crochet skill levels, Ashlea Konecny’s ‘Alpine Legwarmers’ use every inch of this month’s delightful Knitologie Worsted yarn. Showcased here in the Chill Out selection this month, Kestrel, we love how the post stitches show off the squishiness of this delightful 100% Superwash Merino wool. Your legs will be warm and well-dressed for Fall in these cozy legwarmers. Grab...

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Pattern Inspiration: Golden Afternoon

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All in the golden afternoon, full leisurely we glide”–lines from Lewis Carroll’s poem in the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Susan takes us by surprise with this inventive, reversible stitch pattern. Both sides showcase this stitch invented by Susan. And thus, down the “rabbit hole” we go, falling in love with the changes of pattern and the softness and colors of this months yarn,...

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June 2018 Membership Crate Crochet Tips & Tricks

My name is Julie, and I am a crochet designer & instructor. Im excited by the Knitcrate “Ice Scream themed Membership Crate for June 2018, because it includes a WEARABLE crochet project! I got the yarn in Smacker, the red, but that yellow is stunning!

I rarely get this excited by patterns, but when I saw the Lemoncello poncho, I wound up my yarn, got my hook and started on the instructions. And I...

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June 2018 Membership Crate Crochet Tips & Tricks

My name is Julie, and I am a crochet designer & instructor. I’m excited by the Knitcrate “Ice Scream” themed Membership Crate for June 2018, because it includes a WEARABLE crochet project! I got the yarn in Smacker, the red, but that yellow is stunning! 

I rarely get this excited by patterns, but when I saw the Lemoncello poncho, I wound up my yarn, got my hook and started on the instructions. And...

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Crochet Tips for the May 2018 Membership Crate

My name is Julie, and I am a crochet designer & instructor. Im excited by the Knitcrate Contemporary box because I love Marie Segares & her crochet patterns; and I also love crochet cables!

Reading through Marie Segares cabled clutch pattern, I immediately thought that some of you might wonder what locking stitch markers are, so I made a little video explanation:

Im a huge fan of using stitch...

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Crochet Tips for the May 2018 Membership Crate

My name is Julie, and I am a crochet designer & instructor. I’m excited by the Knitcrate Contemporary box because I love Marie Segares & her crochet patterns; and I also love crochet cables!

Reading through Marie Segares’ cabled clutch pattern, I immediately thought that some of you might wonder what locking stitch markers are, so I made a little video explanation:

I’m a huge fan of using stitch...

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