Straight Hooked — Crochet

Mermaid Waves Shawl- Pattern Release

Crochet Pattern Release

Mermaid Waves Shawl- Pattern Release

I wanted to create a lightweight summer shawl which would be perfect for keeping your arms warm on a chilly evening or in an overly air conditioned building. (Seriously, why do they keep buildings at 45 degrees in the summer? It feels so strange to need a coat to go INSIDE!) You can choose any sport weight yarn you like, grab your favorite 5mm hook, and get going on creating yourself the perfect summer shawl!

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20 Dad Gift Crochet Patterns

Crochet Roundup

20 Dad Gift Crochet Patterns

I have made my hubby a lot of gifts out of yarn over the years, but I have never managed to actually write a pattern for any of them. So he gets the benefit of OOAK  (one of a kind) gifts, but I lost the benefit of actually having something to share with you. Luckily, my friends have not been so stingy with their pattern writing and have graciously shared their designs with us!

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How I get FREE MONEY to buy yarn

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How I get FREE MONEY to buy yarn

I feel a little guilty, because I have been holding on to this secret for a bit. I get FREE money to use as I please, which for me means buying yarn. Not even kidding! I use an app when I go grocery shopping, and they give me money back on items I purchase. But that’s not all- they even give me BONUS money for completing small goals too!

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The Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns Part 2- Easter Edition

Crochet Roundup

The Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns Part 2- Easter Edition

  Despite the fact that we are all stuck at home and it feels like the world has come to a dead stop, the trees are blooming, the ground is turning green, and spring IS here. Mother Nature is completely unaffected by the pandemic, and the calendar says Easter is on the way. This week, I have added in some great Easter patterns to the Ultimate List of Spring Crochet patterns, perfect for making as gifts or home decor.  (ad disclosure: I’m a blogger. We have ads. If you click one, I might get some small compensation. Standard issue, but...

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The Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns Part 1

Crochet Roundup

The Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns Part 1

To celebrate the arrival of spring and to make sure you can find a great pattern you'll love, no matter the weather, I have compiled the Ultimate List of Spring Crochet Patterns- a list so big that I decided to break it up over a few weeks. Part one starts below. Parts 2 and 3 will be coming in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

 

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