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Sara M

About Sara M

Hi there, I’m Sara of Sunflower Cottage Crochet. Designer, blogger, and mother of one amazing little girl whom inspires me each day! Crocheting helps my anxiety by keeping my mind busy and is very satisfying to do. We have a saying in the crochet world: “I turned a string into a thing!” My goals with my business are to have a thriving blog, Etsy shop, and YouTube channel. My expertise is used to provide tutorials and new patterns to crocheters of all levels. Join me at www.sunflowercottagecrochet.com.

Stitch of the Week: Up and Down Stitch

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better.  It’s also a bit of an alternating stitch, because you work single crochets on top of double crochets from the previous row, and double crochets on top of single crochets from the previous row.

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Solid Granny Square Crochet Tutorial

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

Most people are content with the traditional granny square.  It’s recognizable right off, even by beginners.  But what if you don’t want the gaps?  What if you’d like a more solid look, but the freedom that granny squares give you when creating your masterpiece?

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Stitch of the Week: Extended Half-Double Crochet

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

This week’s stitch of the week is the Extended Half-Double Crochet (exhdc).

This stitch makes a comfy looking fabric, ideal for blankets, scarves, cowls, and hats.  It also works up in any type of yarn weight and color.

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Polymer Clay DIY Crochet Hook Handles

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

We all have those plain metal, boring and VERY uncomfortable to use hooks from when we first started crocheting.  The smaller hooks can be difficult to hold and spin around in your hand while you try to work with it.

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Jorja Collection: Table Runner Crochet Pattern

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet

I had my coasters, placemats and napkin rings. They looked so pretty on the table.

When they weren’t being used the table looked bare and boring. It needed something for everyday when the mats were not being used as its impractical with two large dogs, kids and of course the biggest kid of all, sometimes referred to as ‘husband’.
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Jorja Collection: Napkin Ring Crochet Pattern

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.

What tableware collection would be complete without napkin rings?

They are so often missed when designing patterns for tableware collections. I think napkin rings are making something of a resurgence recently. For many years they have been undervalued in giving your table that ‘finished’ look when you are trying to make a good impression, or simply just like your table to look pretty! They are also a great stash buster!

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