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

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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

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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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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Four

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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Four

I finished my squares for week four of the Patchwork Mystery CAL in record time. The first one I finished on Monday, then I started the second and finished it on Tuesday. I did have to cheat a little and watch the tutorial video for one row. Spoiler alert- same lady, but different beautiful fingernails. I may go back and watch the videos for weeks one and two just to see her pretty nails! Actually, I found out this week that the lady doing the tutorial videos is actually the organizer of the entire crochet-a-long! Her name is Anastasia Smith...

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A Candid Review: Lion Brand Vel-luxe vs. Bernat Velvet

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A Candid Review: Lion Brand Vel-luxe vs. Bernat Velvet

If you've been paying attention to my social media recently, you already know that I have been deeply involved with velvet yarn over the last couple of months. The first velvet yarn I purchased was Lion Brand Vel-luxe, and I found it a little bit frustrating because of its tendency to shed, but not so bothersome that I refused to work with it. I desperately wanted to get a larger variety of colors, so I scoured the city quite literally to find some Bernat Velvet because all of my yarn pals were using it and showing off so many beautiful...

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That One Time When I Lost my Crojo (and how I found it again)

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That One Time When I Lost my Crojo (and how I found it again)

I lost my crojo a few weeks back. I spent most of last year crocheting items to stock my store and build my brand, and once launched, I received several orders, one of which was very large and took over 6 weeks to fulfill. I was absolutely thrilled to be so busy so soon after announcing that I would be selling my creations, but toward the end of the big order, I lost my drive. Honestly, it worried me. I forced myself through finishing my orders, but I was afraid that I had ruined my favorite hobby by trying to...

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