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Crocheted Bow Tie

Crocheted Bow Tie

Weddings are the ultimate opportunity to exercise your crafting skills. Don’t leave out your groom and groomsmen — you can make their attire fit right in to your handmade wedding with this simple crochet bow tie pattern.

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Crochet Colorwork Heart Hat

Crochet Colorwork Heart Hat

When I start a colorwork hat, I don’t always have a motif in mind – sometimes I just start changing colors and build small geometric shapes. In this case, however, the hearts chose themselves, and I love the way the blue pops on the dark pink background. If you want, you can substitute any small […]

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Magically Clean Eco Tawashi

Magically Clean Eco Tawashi

A Japanese friend introduced eco tawashi to me about 5 years ago, when he asked me to make a crochet motif with 100% acrylic yarn. He explained that the yarn is made of very fine synthetic fibers similar to microfiber, and that this fine-filamented material is the key to magical cleaning. The acrylic sponge is […]

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Button-Up Bud Vase

When my local recycling plant stopped accepting glass bottles, I wanted to find a way to reuse them, so I came up with this simple crocheted cozy. The buttons make it easy to change out the bottle if you need to wash or empty your new “vase.” It also doubles as a great way to […]

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