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New Crochet Pattern: Purrfect Petite Pouch

This month my Purrfect Petite Pouch pattern was published in Happily Hooked crochet magazine's Last Minute Gifts issue. It's the perfect bag to whip up for the cat-lover in your life -- in my case, my 7-year-old daughter who would probably be a professional cat if there were such a thing. Just to show how… Continue reading New Crochet Pattern: Purrfect Petite Pouch

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Easy Pumpkins Crochet Pattern

It's that time of year again when the leaves start falling, the days start getting shorter (and cooler!), and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. Fall! I am in no way a summer person; I can't tolerate the heat and I get really grumpy. But fall is another thing. It's like spring… Continue reading Easy Pumpkins Crochet Pattern

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Seaside Sunglasses Pouch

It's almost summertime! Sunshiny days full of lemonade, bonfires, friends, family, trips to the zoo, trips to the spray park, and so much more! But what is one thing that is a MUST-HAVE for summertime? Sunglasses! Now, this isn't a post about the importance of proper eyewear when out in the sun, but rather a… Continue reading Seaside Sunglasses Pouch

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Working in the Third Loop

One of the things I love about crochet is how many stitches there are that create wonderful texture. Even something as simple as alternating single and double crochets, for example, can create something pleasing to the eye--something different from rows with only, say, single crochet. That's not said to knock projects in single crochet because… Continue reading Working in the Third Loop