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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Free Crochet Pattern: Union Street Hat


What a great hat! Since it’s crocheted, it should hold it shape really well even after washing. And suitable for both men and women, what could be better?! Requires two balls of Hometown USA yarn and a size P-15 (10mm) … Continue reading

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Mesh Raglan Pullover


Love this top, the color, the texture, and  the yarn it’s made with, Lion Brand’s Recycled Cotton. Requires a size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook. The pattern’s free and available here, but you probably have to sign in. If you don’t … Continue reading

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He’s Here!! William, Kate, and Royal Baby in Crochet


From Red Heart Yarn, a preview of coming attractions. The third heir to the thrown, following Daddy William and Grandpa Charles, both of whom by now probably think the queen is immortal! I see they all have the Windsor nose…. … Continue reading

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