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Free ebook crochet patterns

Available through Amazon.com as downloadable free ebook files. Crochet patterns are now available as free ebook downloads. I’m keeping track of my favorites and sharing them through this page on the site. Enjoy! Learn to Crochet When I started my…
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Touching Tiny Lives with Crochet

Touching Tiny Lives: Charity Handcrafting

Caring and Giving through Charity Connections The young couple huddled under the weight of heavy burdens as they passed me in the hospital corridor.  Only teenagers, they were now parents. Their tiny newborn son remained in the hospital’s NICU baby…
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Choosing the Right Yarn for Crochet

Crochet Basics: Selecting the Right Yarn

Yarn selection, whether for crocheting or knitting, can be an overwhelming task. A regional yarn shop usually offers a variety of fiber structures and colors. There should be a logical way to narrow down the options. Good news –  There…
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Why crochet cruises are the perfect combination

Crochet by the sea and crafty vacations have long-standing popularity. Let’s explore some wonderful crochet cruises around the world. Crochet Cruises are a niche market for crafting, networking, and learning new skills at sea. When you need to step away…
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4 Steps to a Successful Crochet Retreat

4 Steps to a Successful Crochet Retreat

Crochet is a very budget-friendly hobby.  Yarn stash road trips not included! Managing your household budget and enjoying the hobby of crochet may not always be easy, but there are ways to take a break from the daily grind and…
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Butterfly Pillow-Graphed Crochet Artwork

My Crochet Stories: Graphic Crochet Artwork

Pillows, Pillows Everywhere As a teen crocheter, making crocheted pillows with vibrant colors was a favorite hobby.  Using standard 4-ply acrylic thread, I started out with rather plain pillows and then moved to unique shapes for granny square designs for…
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Crochet Guild of America 2015

What I Learned at CGOA 2015

The 2015 CGOA Knit & Crochet Show in Mission Valley, California was quite an experience! As a first-timer (newbie), I had to acclimate to the spirit and cadence of the event. Along the way, I connected deeply with the reasons that…
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