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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Five

Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Five

Wow, I can't believe I'm nearly halfway through the Patchwork Mystery CAL already! This week's square is the Pasha Square by Shelby Sheas Stitches. If you want to make your own, you can find the pattern HERE. I really liked this pattern. Lots of great textures and different stitches. What I think is really cool is that I used the same colors, but arranged them differently and this week's squares look completely different! The drastic difference really inspired me to try some different combos on the previous weeks' squares that I haven't yet done 3 of. I really struggled this...

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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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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Three

Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Three

Another week down on the Patchwork Mystery CAL! This week's square is called Twisted Times and was designed by  Courtney Lang from Made With Love and Yarn. Find her pattern HERE. This one was really challenging at first, but thankfully each week includes a tutorial video for the pattern, because I needed it for a few rows! On a side note, the lady on the video has the most delightful Australian accent. I usually avoid watching videos because I find some people's voices to be so irritating, and when I realized that I was utterly confused and needed to be...

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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Two

Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Two

I have finished my squares for Week 2 of the Patchwork Mystery CAL, and I have to admit I'm not really a fan of them. The pattern itself was quite fun and quick to get through, but after seeing what other people did with theirs, I wish I had used more colors on these squares. Or maybe I dont. Maybe some future squares will be so colorful that I will appreciate a few solid squares. The suspense is killing me, and I'm guessing because I know me that when all 12 patterns have been released, I will be going back...

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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week One

Patchwork Mystery CAL Week One

As you probably already know, I have been crocheting for over 15 years at this point, and I have made so many blankets that I have lost count. In fact, for the first 12 years, the only things I crocheted were blankets. It wasn't until I discovered that there were Facebook groups dedicated to crochet, joined said groups and started looking at everyone's creations that I began to branch out and make some different items. Over the past few years, I have seen Crochet-a-longs (CALs) pop up here and there, but I never joined in, either because I found out...

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