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The Solstice Crop Top (Tunisian Crochet Pattern)

Finished crop top

Hey Makers, happy summer! Yes, it is officially summer here in the northern hemisphere of our little life sustaining planet Earth. This day is commonly referred to as the Summer Solstice. What’s a solstice? Well, here’s what Wikipedia has to say about that: “The summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when […]

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Knitting · Reviews

Naked Star Hat (Pattern Review)

Pattern: “Naked Star Hat” by Irina Bil Started: January 10, 2017 Restarted January 19, 2017 Finished: February 15, 2017 Yarn: Lion Brand “Heartland” in Black Canyon ABOUT THE PATTERN There’s not much more in life that excites me as much as finding an amazing knitting pattern and realizing that it can be worked flat instead of on circulars. I’m […]

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Knitting · Patterns

Classic Pom-Pom Beanie (Knitting Pattern)

Materials for the Classic Pom Pom Beanie knitting pattern

(EDIT Jan. 20, 2017: You can now download this as a PDF pattern from my Ravelry page.) Hello everyone, and happy 2017! Today I’m going to present you with an opportunity to create anything you want… Or at least any hat you want. This is a pattern for a basic knit pom-pom beanie, worked in […]

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Crochet · Reviews

Simple Boho Crochet Sweater (Pattern Review)

Finished boho crochet shrug cardigan hanging on the wall

So I’ve noticed over the past few months that there’s a ridiculously simple crochet sweater/cardigan/shrug pattern circling Pinterest, originally created over at Lion Brand Yarns. This pattern boasts about it’s incredibly simple crochet cardigan made of just one giant rectangle, and worked on a big hook. A few variations of the pattern have popped up […]

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Patterns · Sewing

Skater Dress Tutorial – Part 2!

Hello, friends! I'd like to start this post off with a quick apology. I didn't expect to have taken such a long time between these 2 posts, but life kind of got in my way... Anyways, after months of having my skater dress cut out from part 1 of my Skater Dress Tutorial, I've finally found [...]
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