Knitting & Crochet – Page 2

Simple Crocheting

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I have fallen in love with a new book called Simple Crocheting by Erika Knight. It is so beautifully and simply done that I can’t stop looking at it. Because I don’t crochet very often, I have to go back and refresh myself whenever I do. This book makes it easy (with straightforward projects) to get right back into the stitches. I created the tablemat in just a few hours. I used Creative Linen yarn from Rowan. It is a lovely natural yarn.

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This blanket may be my next big project. It is natural and elegant. After a few more tablemats…

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Crochet Edge Hankie

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This is a simple and fairly quick project. I cut a 11 inch square of linen and pressed a very thin hem along all of the edges. I used a very small crochet hook to create a foundation row all the way around the fabric. I then did a single crochet row all the way around. The final row is made by chaining 3 then single crochet into every other single crochet of the row before. I used perle cotton for this hankie but any crochet thread will work. I just like the color of the perle. Maybe for Mother’s Day? Add some essential oil goodies and you have created a great gift!

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The Spincycle

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Well, it took me a while but it is finished… The Spincycle Poncho. This was an incredible easy knit but with moving twice and renovating 2 houses, I wasn’t able to pick up the needles very often. This is a great beginner knit and is a free Ravelry download. I used a handspun looking yarn that I scored at Tuesday Morning. If you are diligent, you can find some very interesting yarns! What is your next project? Mine is going to be an orange sweater knit with gorgeous Madeline Tosh yarn. Yum!!

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