Understanding Crochet & Pinterest

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A fan, Wendy, writes:

“The only problem I ever have is not being able to find the written instruction for a pattern. I never can get the instructions to the projects posted on Pinterest, even if they say free pattern. Maybe you could give me a few pointers for that.”

Let’s drop the dance steps and admit that some companies and individuals love to be deceptive when using Social Media Outlets like Pinterest. As much as we want everyone to be honest, fact is, if you can be sneaky enough for a certain time frame there is financial gain involved… that is until you get caught when the joy ride is over!

Pinterest is fabulous and I really like Pinterest. I don’t go on Pinterest as often as I used to. I tend to find the same photos are always being re-pinned. They stay on top hogging the space to…

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Joining Tutorial – Tight Join

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Admin Mary here!  Hello!

I chose to do a tight join for my Bear’s Blanket.  This is my first tutorial, so hopefully it makes sense…  Let me know if there is anything I can improve on.  I’m here to make it as clear as I can.  🙂

First, I did not join the two DCs in the corner, but I DC into the next DC, then I took my hook off, and inserted it into the matching DC on the other block, like so:

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(My hook is losing it’s color…  from so much use!)

Then I picked up that lonely, little loop and pulled it through:

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Then, I DC into the original block:

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Then repeat the process over and over until you want to stop.  It should look something like this:

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A nice, tight join without having to sew – I am a big fan of that!

If you have…

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To Frog or Not To Frog

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Crochet Term – Frogging?

  • A cute green puppet?
  • A green reptile found in my son’s pocket?
  • Is that a new hunting event for an evening meal of frog’s legs?

I have been crocheting for over 40 years and have never heard of this term. The first time I read this on The Crochet Crowd. I thought people were talking to me since my nickname has been Frog since I was 5 years old! I had to ask and the answer I got made me laugh so hard I … let me just say I cried LOL

Frog or Frogging is a friendly term for ripping out needle work. “rip-it rip-it rip-it”as in “ribbit ribbit ribbit”. Cute right!

How many times have you started a new pattern and before you get the first row done it just does not look right?  I read the written instructions, I have…

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Forever Blooming Flowers

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One of my favourite crochet flowers are the Forever Blooming Flowers.

This design is great due to the way it’s put together. You can make it as big or as small as you want. Essentially every time you revolve around the flower, you are adding on a new layer of petals. It’s pretty ingenious.

Great for adding to a hat, purse or even something where a crochet flower is needed to push up the project to a fun and inspirational level.

Try it, you must just love it as much as I do. For more flower ideas, check out my Flower Section at Crochet Flowers on The Crochet Crowd.

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Crazy Coasters: The pattern

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Hello sweeties,

How was your we?

Mine was pretty good…I’ve been trying something new in crochet…and I really enjoyed playing Sunday with my hook and some cotton yarn, using the pattern of “circle of joy” but changing its 4th round….and this is what I came up to:

cute colorful coasters:)

I enjoyed working the 2nd round with two different colors crocheting  two thread together…I just tried and it worked and it made me sooo happy ! And now I want to try again and again crocheting together two different kind of yarns with different colors of course 🙂


While the girls were playing around with their new Christmas toys I was playing with my yarns and hook, like a crazy woman fully concentrated on my coasters…

And when I finished the first one I was like wanting to make another one and after that one more etc 🙂 Mad crocheter…

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Debate with Daniel and I over Crochet Pattern Usage

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Daniel and I have been talking a lot about patterns.

The question revolves around pattern books and magazines that have adult clothing inside. I see a lot of great designs but I am wondering how many people are actually going to grab a crochet hook and do the project?

Mikey’s Thoughts:

  • I am of the belief that many people enjoy looking at the photographs but the chances of doing the patterns are highly unlikely here in North America when it comes to adult clothing. I feel the percentage of people who do the patterns for adult clothing is really low.

Daniel’s Thoughts:

  • Daniel feels that my thoughts are based in North American principles of lack of time and value. He feels that the patterns of adult clothing is most likely to be done by a European, Chinese, and Middle Eastern individual. There are stronger in cultural values which help keep…

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My Vivid Blanket

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I knew as soon as I saw Emily’s first square I would have to knit a Vivid Blanket. It was just so pretty, a lacy flower framed by squishy garter stitch. Like little pictures put together in a beautiful blanket. I wanted to put my own little spin on it of course (we are knitters, it’s what we do right?) with a greeny-blue colour palette and white borders to tie it all together.

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The Yarn ::: While I wish I could take credit for the amazing colour combo in this blanket (if I do say so myself) it is a palette designed by Tanis of Tanis Fiber Arts. She has put together kits of her Yellow Label DK yarn in carefully considered and beautiful TFA Color Palettes. This one is her ‘Signature Pallette’ and I was in love right away! Although I also have my eye on…

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