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Interview with Kristi Simpson: her new book, “Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats”

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I recently met a crochet designer through the internet. Her name is Kristi Simpson and she’s a very talented crochet designer. She has a website and an Etsy shop. To celebrate the release of her new book, “Mommy & Me Crocheted … Continue reading

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New Doily Book Review

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You may ask: What is a doily? And how do you pronounce it? Well, it’s pronounced “doy lee” or “doi´lē” (definitely NOT dolly!). Think of it this way: “doy” rhymes with “toy” and “Lee” is a man’s name. According to … Continue reading

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2014 National Crochet Month Designer Blog Tour

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I’m thrilled to be taking part in Crochetville’s National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) Blog Tour again this year. Thank you very much, Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka, for putting together this year’s blog tour. I hope you’re enjoying each stop along … Continue reading

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2014 CGOA Conference Classes

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Don’t you just love learning new crochet stitches and techniques? I do! And I love teaching others new stitches and techniques, too. I’m very excited to be teaching classes at the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) Conference this year! This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets by Sharon Silverman

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There are so many wonderful crochet techniques that I enjoy and Tunisian Crochet is one of them. It’s a technique that yields a wonderful fabric that is similar to knitting. With Tunisian Crochet, you add loops to the hook and … Continue reading

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Wiggly Crochet Article

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Wow! Where did the month of January go? Like many of you, I’ve been busy (with lots of crochet time and family time) and the month just flew by!   So here we are in February already and I have … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

I’m pleased to announce the winner of Kathryn White’s book, “The Go-To Book for Irish Crochet Motifs”. Congratulations to Kathylovescrochet! You’re the big winner. I’ll e-mail you today to arrange to send your autographed copy of the book this week. Thank you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by Tammy Hildebrand

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I’m honored to review the first crochet book done by my good friend, Tammy Hildebrand today. Tammy’s name and crochet designs have been gracing the pages of crochet magazines and books for many years, but this is Tammy’s first book … Continue reading

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Irish Crochet Book Review & Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be taking part in Kathryn White’s blog tour for her new book, “The Go-To Book for Irish Crochet Motifs”! Kathryn (Kathy) is a good friend of mine and an extremely talented designer. She is an expert with … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: One Crochet Book and One Knitting Book

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I recently got 2 new crochet/knitting books from Annie’s. I love getting new patterns for crochet and knitting projects! There’s nothing like a new project! If you called me a “pattern junkie”, I think you’d hit the nail right on … Continue reading

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