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Crochet is about the most life consuming thing I can think of, that you do with your hands. With it’s limitless combinations of stitches it is unlimited in the number of patterns and items you can make.
I am 65 and have been crocheting since I was 7. I really didn’t start trying my own ideas until I was 60! I never really had the time on my hands to explore possibilities. Now I am just starting to spread out into new things.
What new ideas are waiting around the corner? I can’t wait to find out!

In this section I will show what I have made, what I have found on other sites that I like and give patterns when asked.

Hope you like this!

Try a Squared diamond Granny shrug!

Hi Guys! I just saw a Crochet crowd video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nKXcf5ExE&feature=em-uploademail ) of a shrug made out of a granny square.  It has a written design too ( http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-modern-granny-shrug/ ), and calls for a square about the size of the squared granny. … Continue reading

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Flags and Banners Crocheted Bag

Flags and Banners Crocheted Bag For yarn and hook, see bottom. Start with a magic circle, or chain 4 and slip stitch to first ch. R1 – 12 DC in Magic circle or Ch 4 ring Slp St to first … Continue reading

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Plarn Grocery bag

Below are the written instructions for this pattern.  On this link is the  You Tube video for it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMuG3_6GiZw Plarn grocery bag Start out with a chain that is 16 – 18″ long. Make sure it is loose enough to … Continue reading

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Squared Diamond Granny Throw – written pattern

Alright!  new and final how to video on this pattern.  I improved on my last how to and hope i have answered all the questions.  I have it in left and right hand versions,,,, enjoy! Right hand: https://youtu.be/xTy3m9-PzEY Left hand: … Continue reading

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Straight C2C scarf

Straight C2C scarf Start with a HD foundation chain or chain and HD back. Make it as long as you want the finished scarf. You want sets of 4 plus one at the end of your HD row. Number of … Continue reading

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more Yarn!

I come into my little home all excited. I have a new bunch of yarn to work with. A couple skeins are already slated for a new idea, and I fish them out of my bag and place them in … Continue reading

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Crocheted Compass Rose

  Compass Rose Crochet tutorial and pattern Note: I made a video tutorial to go along with this. You can find it here: Three colors of yarn are used. A main background color, (I used almost 2/3 of a 1 … Continue reading

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