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How to Use the Afghan Hook

Hey, y’all! This is a tutorial I asked my mom to share with you. Lottie Hancock is so talented and has taught me so much, so I thought who’d be better to help me teach y’all about this beautiful technique. ~Terri How to Use the Afghan Hook Whether you are just beginning to crochet or […]

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My Sewing Bag

Ah, the sewing bag. It can be as jumbled and random as our purses. We are able to pull anything out of it we need and then sometimes not find anything we need. As a mom, it can be a catch-all for everything my daughter brings me that she randomly finds. Since I’m a mom, […]

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Creating A Crochet Pattern

So, you want to create your own pattern? Whether it be for personal use or for sale, you want it to be unique. Creating a pattern can be simple. All you need is an idea, a little crochet knowhow, and a touch of artistic skill. When I begin to design a pattern, I look for […]

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My Inspiration

Today I want to tell you about why I got started sewing and crocheting. There have been a few inspirations in my life like my dad, my nana, my mom, my granny, and my Nana Evelyn. For as long as I can remember, I saw them piddling with some kind of craft. They would gather […]

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Basic Granny Square

I was recently asked to explain the granny square. Well, the basic granny square is a super simple method and works up pretty quickly. Where the stitch began is a bit of a mystery but the most common belief is that way, way back in the day people use to save scraps of yarn and […]

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Mastering the Magic Circle

The magic circle is quite simple once you get the hang of it, but it can be quite intimidating to some. My mother has been crocheting her whole life and just the mere mention of the magic circle makes her cringe. I personally love it; I think it really makes a project look complete and […]

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Your Yarn Stash!

Yarn stash sizes can vary. Some have 100’s of skeins of yarn in every shade and yarn thickness but don’t be intimated. Small yarn stashes are very effective. There are a few items to keep in your stash that will let you crochet pretty much anything. The basic is worsted weight yarn. The main colors […]

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Decisions, Decisions…

I get questions about how I decide what to crochet next. Well, my thinking process can be complex from time to time when deciding on my next project. But the basics of the process are simple. I’m always looking for new and fun patterns to try even though there are simple ones that I love […]

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Crocheting as a Mom

Do you have a project you’ve been trying to finish but can’t because you have a little one running around, pulling at your yarn, undoing your hard work or, worse yet, getting into your yarn when you’re not around? I know the feeling and it can be frustrating, but don’t give up! Here are a […]