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Around the Block Afghan

We spent our Memorial Day weekend in St. Louis visiting family. I didn’t get any crochet in, which is fine by me, considering I sat up until 1:30 a.m. the night before we left to get this afghan finished so I could give it as a gift to one of my husband’s daughters who recently got married. This is called the Round the Block Afghan and is alot like a giant granny square, with a lacy edging separating each color. It’s from the book 24-Hour Crochet Projects.

I also gave his other daughter, who is expecting her first baby, the baby items I’ve made her so far. (more…)


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Marbles Wire Crochet Bracelet – Tutorial/Pattern

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It has come to my attention that the title of my crochet blog isn’t all that unique. Leisure Arts has a new series of books with the same title. To find out more about the two books already out, you can go to Amazon.com and do a search for iCrochet. I would do the leg work for you, but what fun would there be in that?

When I first started this blog, I was going to title it “The Knotty Nook”, but even that isn’t all that original. Now that I have this name established, I really don’t intend to change it, even if there is a series of books out there with the same name. Just know that I’m not affiliated with them, nor them with me. We just both took a catchy name and ran with it.

In other crochet news, my main focus has been my butterfly shawl that I’m testing the pattern for. It’s been slow going for me, but I’m working steadily on it to get it finished. I know it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous when it’s finally done, and I can say I’ve learned a lot from working the pattern. I hadn’t done filet crochet until this project–a project I’m looking forward to the ending result of.

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