Category Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Samantha’s Hope Crochet Beanie

By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

October is Cancer Awareness month. As part of our Create for a Cause blog series, we are sharing a free crochet beanie pattern called Samantha’s Hope Crochet Beanie.

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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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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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Mermaid’s Net Necklace

By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Make a statement necklace that captures the memories of your beach vacation by showcasing a beautiful beach-combed seashell.

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