Crochet Color Pooling CHEATS!

After spending countless hours working on intentional crochet color pooling last week, I figured out a couple little tension tricks to make things simpler.  Because I know my tension isn’t always perfect….and I want my planned color pooling perfect regardless!  This color pooling cheats/tips video features the crochet moss stitch and the argyle color pooling

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How to Knit the Smock Stitch

The smock stitch is a beautiful, classy knit stitch which creates a gorgeous texture.  I have a pair of mittens that I absolutely love featuring the stitch, and I used this stitch for my daughter’s first hat….it’s versatile, and oh-so-pretty! I have a couple of upcoming patterns (both knit and crochet as I figured out

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Knit Tutorial: Seed Stitch

The seed stitch is one of my all time favorite knit stitches, and I’m convinced it always will be.  Made up of a combination of knit and purl stitches, it’s super simple and perfect for any knitter regardless of experience level.  The texture is soft, squishy, and quite eye-catching.   Check out the Knit Seed

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Knitting an I-Cord Edging

Since the release of my Yoda or Bat Hat Knitting Pattern a couple of years back (Sheesh!  It’s hard to believe it’s been that long!), I’ve been asked about the knitting technique used for the ears many times.  This knit edging is called an I-Cord Edge and is one of my favorite edge techniques to

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How to Make a Pom Pom

Because Pom Poms are simply such awesome knit or crochet project embellishments, I’ve really come to love a good old yarn puff.  Don’t know how to make a pom pom yet?  Don’t worry!  You’re not alone. I’ve had crafters who have been knitting or crocheting for years come to me asking if I use a pom-pom

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Mother’s Love Headband – Free Pattern

Average Head Circumference Newborn: 13-14″ 0-3 Months: 14-15” 3-6 Months: 14-17” 6-12 Months: 16-19” 1-3 Years: 18-20” 3-10 Years: 19-20.5” Pre-teen/Teen: 20.5-22” Adult Woman: 21.5 – 22.5” Adult Man: 23-24”     Crochet Version: Materials: Worsted (4) Weight Yarn and size 5.5mm (I/9) Crochet Hook Gauge: 7 sts and 8 rows = 2 inches (5

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