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26 Days of Love Blog Hop

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26 Days of Love Blog Hop

let me introduce you to more of my friends- each of us will be sharing a pattern for free later this month. Feel free to bookmark this page and come back every day to click the link of the day and grab your pattern! Unlike most blog hops, you can find out RIGHT NOW which patterns will be available and on what day- how fun is that?!

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Candy Cane Snowflake Square FREE PATTERN

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Candy Cane Snowflake Square FREE PATTERN

Hello, and congratulations- You have almost made it through ALL of 2020! This year has flown by in some ways, and also feels like it was 5 years long at the same time. Good grief, huh? The good news is we are just DAYS away from kicking 2020 in the crotch and moving on to see what surprises lie ahead in 2021. (ad disclosure: I’m a blogger. We have ads. If you click one, I might get some small compensation. Standard issue, but you can read all about it in my boring privacy policy if you really want to.)  I'm...

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Winter Celebration Giveaway

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Winter Celebration Giveaway

Today, I want to share this awesome pattern giveaway with you- 7 designers, including myself, are each offering a pattern that you can snag for FREE any time between December 1 and 8! This event was organized by The Knotty Designer, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Check out all of the patterns below, and just click the photo to be taken to each designer's site where you can download the FREE pattern by entering the code Celebration2020 at checkout:

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How to improve your crochet skills (and get free patterns too)

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How to improve your crochet skills (and get free patterns too)

I get asked a lot, "How do I become better at crocheting? You're so talented. I could never make my projects so pretty!" Yes, you absolutely can! In addition to watching tutorials online, reading stitch books and acquiring new patterns, one of the very best ways to improve your crochet skill is to become a pattern tester. Most designers use testers to make projects from their patterns before they publish. As a designer, I don't want to rush to put out a pattern and later find that it doesn't make any sense or has errors.

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Happy Fall, Y'all!

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Happy Fall, Y'all!

Every day this month, you can snag a free PDF of a great fall fashion pattern from one of my talented designer friends! Which pattern can you get from me, you may wonder? How about the Spring Breeze (no-fall) Shawl?! Yes, I designed this one in the spring when we still had snow on the ground, but it will be just as cozy this fall, and the best part is that I designed it with sleeves so if it slips off of your shoulders, it won't hit the ground! The pattern features the Dolphin Stitch, which I am the proud inventor of. If you haven't yet tried my Dolphin Stitch, you are gonna love the texture and the speed of which it works up.

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