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Knitting vs. Crochet: Two Races to Decide the Fates of Hook & Needle

Race #1 This first race uses the same yarn, but different sized hook & needle. Who will win?   https://youtu.be/KDx5ZFaOHfc Race #2 This race used the same yarn, same hook/needle size and made a cowl using the same number of stitches. https://youtu.be/JOjup0ylIMw FREE PATTERN Monika's Cowl This cozy cowl was designed for my photographer years… Continue reading Knitting vs. Crochet: Two Races to Decide the Fates of Hook & Needle

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Check out these awesome hooks, books & crooks (Just kidding… yarn… I meant yarn. No crooks here!)

I'm unsure if there's anything more magical in the whole world than to have your work show up in print at your door. Seeing a stack of complimentary books that you worked so hard to get published is a dream. I'm so excited to share these books I've published with Leisure Arts! Big Book of… Continue reading Check out these awesome hooks, books & crooks (Just kidding… yarn… I meant yarn. No crooks here!)

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Check out these awesome hooks, books & crooks (just kidding… yarn… I meant yarn. No crooks here!)

Here's a little round up of my favorite hooks, books and yarn! Lion Brand 15mm Crochet Hook Sorry... I never write the letter/number when hooks get this large. I teach lots of crochet classes, and it gets really confusing for my students when the letter/number is inconsistent with the metric size - this happens when… Continue reading Check out these awesome hooks, books & crooks (just kidding… yarn… I meant yarn. No crooks here!)

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New FREE Pattern! Monika’s Cowl

This cozy cowl was designed for my photographer years ago. She still wears this cowl each winter and I’ve FINALLY written it up for everyone to enjoy! Click the photo to view pattern. Or click here. Materials Malabrigo RiosΒ worsted weight 100% superwash merino wool yarn (3.5 oz/210 yds/100g per hank): 3 skeins in VAA Hook:… Continue reading New FREE Pattern! Monika’s Cowl

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FREE Crochet Patterns (that NEED a pom maker… if you want one!)

Hello dear readers! I shared a video with you earlier this week on how to use a pom maker. I've done a little crochet pattern round up of all the patterns on this site that would benefit from a pom pom maker. Enjoy! Shop for pom makers here. View all free patterns here. LOTS of… Continue reading FREE Crochet Patterns (that NEED a pom maker… if you want one!)