Category Archives: crochet

FREE Soup Recipe Cheat Sheet

This time of year, I am crazy for soup!  Any gray day is instantly better with a pot of homemade soup on the stove.  I looked around and found some new recipes to try and put them together in a … Continue reading

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Crochet for a Cause – Special Olympics 2012 Scarves

This was the first year I made scarves for the athletes participating in the winter Special Olympics. I saw so many amazing scarves from past years and decided to try my hand at creating a sampler pattern. I love making … Continue reading

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I like ‘em chunky

My hook has been in action non-stop over the last several weeks spurred by the turn to colder temps here in St. Louis. The snap in the air brings me joy this year, for some reason, but I’m sure the … Continue reading

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FP – Crochet Market Bag

This recent market bag design by Linda Permann immediately went to the top of my project to-make list. It worked up quickly once I got the hang of the V-Stitch. Despite a huge array of colors, I couldn’t image a … Continue reading

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Free Hand Warm Up PDF

Keeping my hands and wrists pain-free can be hard since I work on a computer all day and crochet and craft at night. I started looking for exercises or stretches to keep my hands from cramping up and feeling stiff. … Continue reading

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Finished Projects July 2011

The hook has been at work quite a bit lately so I need to stop and show you what I’ve been doing! This is my first Winter Special Olympics scarf donation. I used half double crochet stitches and worked in … Continue reading

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Hitchcock on the Hill

Forest Park is home to so many amazing museums and events all year round from Ice Skating at Steinberg Rink to star gazing at the Science Center, to watching the prairie dogs at St. Louis Zoo. Every Friday in July, … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Upcycle Exchange Equals Stash SCORE!

My friend sent me a link to a new shop that opened in south St. Louis, the Upcycle Exchange. It employs a new business model – you name your price for upcycled craft supplies, yarn, fabric, notions, scrapbooking supplies, art … Continue reading

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Crochet for the Winter Special Olympics

Special Olympians Wisconsin 2010, courtesy of scarvesforspecialolympics.org Have you heard about this project to crochet or knit scarves for Winter Special Olympians? The scarves are given to each of the athletes and there are over 30 states hosting events. Last … Continue reading

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Crochet Apple Cozy

You knew this was in my future. Couldn’t wait to use some of my cotton bits and bobs to make an apple cozy. Who doesn’t throw an apple in their bags and take it out for lunch only to find … Continue reading

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