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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…

Spring Square Headband: Free Crochet Pattern

Spring Square Headband-Free Crochet Pattern-Artsy Daisy Crochet

Happy Spring!  It is a beautiful sunny day in Northern Colorado and I wanted to work on something lighter that I can wear in the coming months.  Here is my newest addition to my crochet accessories: The Spring Square Headband.  It is about…

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,…

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…

The Resurrection Afghan-Part II: The Great Yarn Hunt

Choosing the right yarn for repairs

The Great Yarn Hunt! Repairing crocheted items can be a daunting task.  You need to make sure you can match the material and the handiwork of the original artist.  It’s almost like restoring a Van Gogh 100 years later.  Lastly, you will need a lot…

“The Resurrection” Afghan

Resurrection Afghan - Artsy Daisy Crochet

A friend of mine sent an afghan to me that her grandmother had made many many years ago.  It has been loved so much that it started coming apart at the seams, literally.  She asked if I could try to do some repairs and…