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Mom 'n' Me Crossbody Bag- Free Pattern

The bag is finished! I managed to finally sit down and sew in my lining yesterday afternoon while Olivia was napping.  I first posted about making this bag  1,572 more words


Tuesday Tips: Getting Started with Crochet

I am a self-taught crocheter.  Actually, I am a self-taught crafter in general.  I am frequently asked how to get started in crochet and how to learn the various stitches.  364 more words


Diploma Catch up

Oh you’ve got to love those colours together.. reminds me of spring and summer and fresh air and sunshine.   These were the colours I used for a set of Pot Holders as one of my final projects for the homewares section of the International Diploma in Crochet Part 1.  408 more words

5 progetti di home décor da fare subito a maglia e una teoria sulla lettura

(English text available here at Amano Blog)

Non è un segreto che knitting e home décor vadano a braccetto, direbbero in inglese che sono come “salt and pepper”! 459 more words


Pattern: Perfect Crochet Dishcloth

Thank you Cassandra for reminding me of this little gem of a pattern! I’m happy to add things to the website on a per-request basis. And your timing is excellent, I just found a box of peaches n’ creme in my studio clean out.

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Why Are My Rounds Shrinking?

Have you been losing stitches when crocheting in the round? Most likely, the cause is improper joining. It can  be confusing for new crocheters to determine where to insert the hook to join double crochets made in the round. 218 more words