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Heirloom Crochet

Heirloom Crochet-Artsy Daisy Crochet

As a maker, I know how much time, work, love and energy goes into creating items by hand.  Each stitch is an expression of love; love for the craft and love for the recipient.  That is why handmade items that are made by…

Blankets Galore!

Scattered Squares afghan

Like most of you, I love sharing photos of my finished items.  Here are a few blankets that I have completed in the last year or so that I have not shared yet.  Making baby and lap blankets is great because they allow…

Resurrection Afghan Part V – The Afghan is Complete!

Resurrection Afghan complete

The Resurrection Afghan is finally complete! (Confession: it has actually been done for quite some time, but I am finally sitting down to post it for you all) The repairs on this beautiful crocheted afghan have finally been finished.  It took a lot…

Resurrection Afghan – Part IV: How to Repair Granny Squares

Granny Square Repair

Granny Square Repair! A Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial If you have been following the Resurrection Afghan, you learned how to match yarn in Part II and how to repair seams in Part III.  The next step is repairing the 132 squares.  Most of the grannies are still intact,…

Happy Valentine’s Day, Crochet Lovers!

cables hearts crocheted square

I just wanted to share a quick motif I made in honor of the Day of Love.  This square is from Darla Sims’s book “63 Crochet Cable Stitches.”  It is available at LeisureArts.com or at your local craft store. This sample was made…

Best of Free Crochet Patterns 2013

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Very exciting news! My V-stitch Granny Baby Blanket has been chosen as one of the Best Free Crochet Patterns of 2013.  AllFreeCrochet.com has compiled an e-book with all of the Best of 2013. Check out all of the amazing free crochet patterns.  Get your…

Pets Love Crochet Too!

pets love crochet too

I love crochet.  I mean I LOVE crochet…and apparently so do my pets!  No matter what I am trying to work on, I always have at least one of my four furry kids wanting to be a part of it.  They are all…

Previously Unseen Projects

Daisy Afghan - Artsy Daisy Crochet

As the Winter retreats and Spring pokes her head out, I have been reflecting on the past year and all of the crochet projects I hadn’t yet shared with you.  It has been a busy year, full of births, weddings, vacations and all…

The Resurrection Afghan-Part III: Seams Great So Far

Seaming a granny afghan - artsy daisy designs

Seams Great So Far! Now that I have the yarn I need to repair the Resurrection Afghan, it’s time to get to work.  With all of the wear and tear this afghan has endured over the years, it is literally coming apart at the…