Lace spiral coaster

Unique design. The designer uses thread but encourages scaling up. I think I will try dk weight yarn for a hat by adding a brim.

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Easy Crochet Project : Double Thick No-Burn Hot Pad

Nice and quick idea for useful items. I will make some for myself but will also make great gifts for others.

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Author – Margie P. Memmott

Easy Crochet Project : Double Thick No-Burn Hot Pads.Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? Or have a child who is needing a fun and useful hands-on project? These double thick no-burn hot pads are a great way to learn!

Hot Pad Supplies:

Crochet hook (size G), and four-ply cotton yarn (2-2.5 oz. skein). One skein makes one hot pad. Use two skeins (same dye lots) for matching set. Finished size: approximately 8” square.

Directions:

Chain 30 stitches and turn.

Row 1, front side: In the 2nd chain from the hook, single crochet in the back of the stitch. Continue this single crochet stitch to the end of the row. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 1, back side: Single crochet in back of both the stitch on the current row and the row directly below. Continue this single crochet stitch all the way back to the beginning of the row. Chain 1…

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Free Crochet Pattern – Easy iPhone Sleeve

Roses n Lilies

Here is a sample of some of the iPhone sleeves I have made, to give you a little inspiration. They were all made using my free pattern.  The pattern is very easy, and you can use any yarn you choose.  An experienced crocheter will whip this up in a very short time.  It would also be a great first crochet project for a beginner.
Why not grab some yarn and give it a try.  🙂

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How to Make Shamballa Bracelets

Make My Day Creative

Hand tied with semi precious stones Hand tied with semi-precious stones

I had a really good response to this post on some shamballa bracelets I made.  So I thought I would do a how to post to show how they are made.

If you like this bracelet, you can win it now in my current giveaway!  Also keep an eye out for similar items in my shop soon…

Supplies Supplies

You will need:

  • 9-11 beads size 8-12mm
  • 2 smaller beads (6-8mm)
  • 30cm nylon thread, 0.8mm thick
  • 1m plus 60cm nylon thread, 1.2mm thick

Check you can thread the beads onto the thin thread before you begin!

The bracelet is made by tying a series of “square” knots around the central thread.  To begin, tie a knot at the end of the short, thin thread around a safety pin and pin it to something like a cushion to hold it in place.  This is the central thread.

Then…

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Free Pattern: Reversible Shell Baby Blanket

The Piper's Girls

Vintage Crochet

I posted a picture of this very vintage looking crochet baby afghan that Jeanette was working on on the blog a while ago. Since then I have been bombarded with requests for the pattern. So here you go! The PDF is below, I hope that many of you will make it an enjoy it very much! We made ours with Karabella Lace Merino yarn and would be happy to sell you some if you need.

Reversible Shell Baby Blanket Pattern

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