Category Archives: crochet

52 Dishcloth Patterns


For some time now, Knit Picks has been posting a free pattern a week for dishcloths. I generally knit the same simple pattern over and over for mine, because after a few uses, a dishcloth tends to look, well, like … Continue reading

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Chiengora: Knitting with Dog Hair


Repost of an article in at modernfarmer.com, written by Anna O’Brien, the veterinarian daughter of a good friend of mine.   Hair of the Dog: Wear  Your Best Friend Move over, sheep. Adios, alpacas. You don’t need a pasture or … Continue reading

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Round Yoke Poncho


This pattern caught my eye immediately when it was posted. It’s by Lion Brand, and though they’re calling it a poncho, it actually has cuffs, so it seems to be one of the new sweater-shawl  designs that have been cropping … Continue reading

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Tivoli Beret Pattern


Posted a couple of year back on the Lion Brand Yarn website, this one’s a keeper:  a hat that will keep it’s shape even after many washings. The one in the photo was made with worsted weight wool and a … Continue reading

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Victorian Lace Crochet Afghan


This is a fairly complicated pattern, but the results are worth the patience and effort. If you run into problems, see the comments below, which contain suggestions. pattern

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Two Favorite Crocheted Cowl Patterns


Lion Brand has come a long way, baby, since the days of their generic acrylic yarns in basic colors. Last month, a friend asked me to crochet a cowl for her, using a pattern she found on the net. I … Continue reading

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It’s Fall!: Crocheted Leaf Mask, My Version


These masks, based upon the Lion Brand pattern seen here , are so much fun to make. I think they capture the essence of Autumn and the spirit of Halloween. I’ve named this one The Woodsman and this one, Goddess … Continue reading

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