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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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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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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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Jorja Collection: Placemat Crochet Pattern

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

I’ve been wanting to make myself some new placemats for what seems like forever. We had the covered corkboard ones that you can get in any homewares shop, and they bare the scars of a well-used life. There is paint that will not come off, patches where the top has rubbed away when I have cleaned them, some are sunlight faded because our kitchen table is next to our French doors. You know the drill – old and tired but perfect for the kids doing arts and crafts or slopping food all over them while being daft at dinner. My daughter is almost 8 and so I am getting to the point where I would like my home to look less like a creche and have nice things again.

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