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Thursday, March 31, 2016

"Why don't you stay for a while, crocodile?"

That's the tune you'll be singing after you conquer the crocodile stitch!

Join Tamara Kelly of Moogly in Craftsy's newest online class, and find out how to add incredible texture to any of your projects using this unique stitch pattern.

Crochet Crocodile Stitch class now $19.99

Another new crochet class from Craftsy, Join as You Go: Seamless Crochet Techniques, is the granny square lover's dream. While granny squares and other motifs are so much fun to crochet, seaming them together can be a lot of work. But not anymore! In Crafty's online video lessons, designer Edie Eckman will teach you how to skip the seaming using Join-As-You-Go techniques.

Join as You Go: Seamless Crochet Techniques for $29.99

Whether you decide to take one class or both, you are sure to learn valuable techniques that you can apply to any project!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FREE guide to finishing your crochet... available on Craftsy. How to Finish Your Crochet With Confidence, is a PDF Digital Download by Ashley Little, Lisa Gutierrez and Andrea Sanchez.

How to Finish Your Crochet With Confidence

What You'll Learn

From edgings that every crocheter should have in the toolkit to best practises for blocking, learn how to finish crochet projects cleanly, confidently and beautifully using easy, essential techniques you can take into all of your projects.
  • 5 edgings you should know
  • 3 popular styles of buttons
  • Methods for weaving in ends
  • Top tips for seamlessly joining crochet
  • How to wash crocheted pieces
  • Beautiful blocking step by step
  • And more!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Knitting Stitches You Need to Know...

...a FREE PDF guide available exclusively on Craftsy as a PDF Digital Download by Andrea Sanchez, Ashley Little and Lisa Gutierrez.

The "Knitting Stitches You Need to Know" is a guide that includes seven step-by-step tutorials for how to put those needles to work.

Download the FREE tutorial!

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Craftsy Online Classes 50% off!!


Craftsy is saying a sweet farewell to National Craft Month by offering you the chance to get the most commonly 'wishlisted' online classes for 50% off!

Check out all the classes on sale before the offer ends on Monday, March 28th.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Have you ever used size 50 knitting needles for a project?

I recently won several skeins of yarn from Red Heart; one of them was Boutique Twilight, a super bulky yarn in a luscious color called "Mercury" that has silver threads woven in. I put my new yarns aside waiting for the perfect project to either knit or crochet.

Recently, a video came across my desk; it was a Marly Bird pattern with a video, but it required size 50 knitting needles which I didn't have on hand. I watched the video and decided that I just had to try my hand at this project; it looked so soft and warm.

I bought my needles last night and this is my project so far:

The large needles are awkward at first, but I have to say, once you get use to them, they are quite easy to handle. Plus, the best part is that your project knits up very quickly.

This yarn is very soft and will make a beautiful winter accessory; it is so pretty that it will even compliment a dressy outfit at the Holidays.

Here is Marly Bird's video instructions with a link to the FREE pattern from Red Heart in the video description.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Craftsy Yarns and Kits Clearance Sale...

Craftsy is having a clearance sale on some of their yarns and kits.

For example here is a kit that would make a cute idea for a quick gift or a nice Mother's Day gift!

Covered Tape Measures: Owl, Pig & Flower Kit

Kit includes the yarn in your color choice plus the pattern.

Here's a kit to crochet a cute sundress for a little girl. The kit includes Schachenmayr Catania, an included cotton blend yarn uniquely treated for incredible texture in your choice of colorway combinations plus the pattern in sizes •9-12 Months •2-3 Years •5-6 Years.

Crochet Tiered Dress Kit

Visit Craftsy for these kits for additional kits plus several yarns on clearance!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Have You Heard of These Crochet Techniques?

Lovely Lacy Crochet: 4 Classic Lace Stitches to Master is a FREE pdf leaflet that is available for download on Craftsy...created by Kathryn Senior, Kathryn Vercillo, Lisa Gutierrez and Ashley Little.

Get your FREE copy now!

If you’re already a fan of pineapple crochet or you're ready to practice pineapple lace, you might want to create a beautiful capelet for your next project by getting Pineapples Wrap or Capelet pattern via Craftsy member Nancy Brown-Designer:

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Crochet Knee High Socks...Free written pattern and video tutorial

If you are a crochet fan, you have probably seen many pictures of these adorable crochet knee high socks on social media and wanted a pattern to make your own.

Nadia over at Yarnutopia has written a FREE pattern available on her blog, plus a video tutorial below. Please show her some "love" by subscribing to her YouTube channel, and following her social media links that are available on her blog.


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