Free Knitting Pattern :: Decorative Toy Balls

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Instant love for this 3-colored balls. Looks so sophisticated. But is so easy. Talk about a versatility: Make these hand-knit balls in raffia, hemp, or natural cotton as home décor.  Make them in baby yarn for easy, nearly-free baby gifts, or Use up scraps as a cool crafts for kids. I would think they would […]

Slouchy Hat Knitting Pattern with Happy Hearts

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I did it: made my first slouchy hat knitting pattern. With lovely red hearts! And a Pompom. To keep me smiling in the rain. And… to wear today, at Valentines Day. One thing about the UK: it rains a lot!!! And, as it has been also very windy here, I am swapping my umbrella for […]

Beatnik Sweater Knitting Pattern

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Love the features of this winter fisherman’s sweater which comes with a free knitting pattern: the intricate cables, the boat neck, the cropped sleeves, and … the crazy photo shoot! The pictures of the original Beatnik sweater made me laugh. Thanks, Chris! I love sweater reviews that make me want to go crazy and have […]

Top Creative Gifts

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1200+ free craft tutorials I guess is enough to find any kind of handmade gift to make. However, if you want to complement that handmade gift with a store-bought goodie, here’s a bit of help on picking the right gift for that one last person on your list.    Bestselling Christmas Gifts Top Gifts for […]

Lovely Cabled Baby Blanket :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This is a blanket that you just want to snuggle with. What a perfect baby blanket … for babies … and for me…  (I suppose we could up-size it, couldn’t we?!)  Anyhow, working with this super soft wool in perfect pastel colors is of course THE thing to do this Fall. Comfy!!  Give yourself a […]

22 Beautiful Scarf Patterns

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Make yourself some scarves with these beautiful Scarf Patterns! Today I thought to bring you some of the fabulous crochet patterns that have been posted on my Pinterest community board for the most beautiful crochet patterns. infinity scarf crochet pattern w herringbone weave stitch design. Infinity Scarf Pattern – silk with cotton crochet flower detail. […]

Fall Pinwheel Cardigan :: Free Knitting Pattern

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Pinwheel cardigans are pretty unique. As a knitting pattern, I love that there are no seams to stitch together.   Only knitting required. And beyond that, it’s even just knitting in the round that’s required, i.e. even easier ! If you never have knit in the round, you should try this, and you’ll never go back […]

Which Yarn, what Hook or which Needle?

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A yarn weight table to figure out which crochet hooks and knitting needles you’ll need and so to work out how much yarn you’ll need…? Who of my readers would not want such yarn table??!! Well, dear readers, here it is: CRAFT YARN COUNCIL STANDARD CHARTS How to use this crochet – knitting – yarn […]

Free Knitting Pattern :: Fair Isle Hat

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  Let’s get ready for some Fall- Winter projects… like making hats! For those of you who love classics, this free knitting pattern for a classic fair isle snowflake pattern winter hat is a winner. This hat is both festive and beautiful. An intermediate pattern, that is free for you to download. Knitting Needle Size: […]

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern

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Love this! I do. Particularly since I am the lucky girl, who, about 2 years ago, picked up an off-white knit cotton bed cover at Ikea for … $10 in the as-is section. Someone had the ridiculous idea to return it… (what an earth angel) and I happen to be lucky enough to be browsing […]

Fall Cable Cardigan :: Free Knitting Pattern

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This moss green cable cape cardigan reminds you of those wonderful Fall forest walks. This cape has it all: the intricate cable pattern makes it looks sophisticated, the button row makes it practical, the type of yarn makes it snuggly, and the fringe makes it fun! So here is your cardigan free knitting pattern 10/10, […]

Herringbone Infinity Scarf :: Free Knitting Pattern

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OK. Infinity scarf time!  Heat of the summer is over (at least here… time to get our act together and start thinking about prepping  back-to-school and Fall projects). Really??!!! In all seriousness, no matter how hot it is today where you are, I do want you to look at this absolutely stunning, stunning herringbone knit […]

DIY Eco-friendly Bath Rug … now a Design for Kitchen Rugs?

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Featuring a reader’s work today. Miranda here took the original featured eco-friendly bath rug project into another direction by changing colors row by row, working in around the edges inwards, rather than taking the project row by row, and so created a perfect kitchen rug design.       This is the result. I think […]

Broomstick Infinity Scarf :: Free Crochet Patterns

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free crochet infinity scarf pattern. One of the more romantic infinity scarf patterns I have seen. Perhaps it’s that lacy crochet broomstick crochet stitch that does the trick, or the scalloped scarf edging. Or is it the pink yarn or that sweet sixteen look of the model?! Well, all of the above I guess. I […]

Finger Knitting Projects :: Shamrock

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Here’s a fun St Patrick s Day Crafts project, that can be used in a million decorations for the day: finger knit some lucky shamrock! St Patrick’s Day decorations ideas on how to use this shamrock design: decorative pillows,  bags or curtains…   How to spool knit :: Finger knitting with a spool   ::   How […]

DIY Pompom Rugs

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Can’t really knit nor crochet? Then this is YOUR kind of ‘crochet’ rug. In pastels this might be a baby room rug or a bathroom rug. But in bold bright reds, this certainly is the kind of rug to cozy up at in front of the fireplace. And in tiny blue-white balls or even sisal […]

Sweater Dresses @ Fashion Week Milan 2013

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Today, on day 3 of the Milan Fashion Week, I thought to give you a snapshot of what’s showing on The Runway in terms of fashion womens wear for the upcoming year. In particular, I want to show you that the sweater dress garment that I’m so in love with these days, and the notion […]

Union Jack Sweater Dress :: Stunning!

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Well, we all believe that Spring ought to be around the corner, but in the meanwhile it is still pretty cold outside. Trying not to have too many clothes, I nonetheless been eyeing that secret little trend in the world around me : ‘sweater dresses’. Most sweater dresses I see tend to be ‘not quite […]

Cute Sweater Dress :: Free Pattern

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This is the beginning of a series on free patterns for sweater dresses.   2013 is my year or doing things in series. Here’s yet another series… of sweater dresses. While Spring is already in my mind, it sure is still chilly out there. If I read the newspaper, snowstorms and freezing temperatures still soar. […]

Free Knitting Pattern Hermes Sweater Dresses

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Some days I want to be romantic. Most days I wear something artsy. Once in a while, I want to be preppy. I’m fortunate enough to have all these styles already in my wardrobe. However, one of these amazing Hermes tennis-themed sweater dresses would make a great addition. Way too nice to actually wear on […]

Chic Cable Bag :: Free Knitting Pattern

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Instant love for this sophisticated knit cable bag design. Not the easiest knitting pattern with all those cables and angles, but I think we can handle it. What do you think? I love that lotus flower center of the bag. It’s really unique. In grey-silver, this bag is a stunner!   When I played around […]

Fur is in! (scarves patterns)

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Fur is in. I prefer recycled or faux fur. But real, recycled and faux fur: All of it is fashionable this minute. In Italy, real fur never went out of fashion. I have never seen as many fur coats, collars, scarves, cuffs and mittens in my life as since I moved here. Some coats might […]

Finger Knitting Projects: Chain Necklaces

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What to do this holiday break? Do something productive with your kids and make a couple of finger knitting chain necklaces.  Kids loooovve finger knitting as it is so easy to do, and fun! If yours are home a few days before Christmas, there is even enough time to make them before Santa arrives! This […]

Luxurious Easy Infinity Scarf Pattern

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There may be many infinity scarf patterns, but some are special! Does this infinity scarf pattern not look luxurious? Grande and over-sized, this cowl almost measures the size of an infinity scarf. And it could be worn like a knit hoodie. Great idea for a handmade Christmas Gift for Her. I think it takes just […]

Sock Monkey Coffee Cup Sleeve Pattern

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NEW :: Sock monkey coffee cup sleeve knitting pattern. Oh, did I have fun with these!! Basically I spend all weekend designing, knitting and playing these cute little sock monkeys. We hung them in the trees.     We played a monkeys puppet show. (Ha, ha… you thought that all I did was look for […]

Lace Scarf :: Free Knitting Pattern :: for Charity

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::  Charity Knitting Pattern (donation info at end of article) :: This scarf knitting pattern with its wavy lace edge reminds me of the ocean. Knitwear Designer Wendy Neal originally made this scarf in a Sahara-sand, pale reddish brown color. But I imagine this shawl in a lovely ocean blue turquoise colored yarn. This triangular, […]

I Love Yarn Day

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Today is ‘World yarn day’. I love it! Yarn, that is. So I’m having a yarn about yarn today. I will feature the best crochet and knitting patterns on this blog, as well as sharing with you the best / favorite yarns in the market place. Let me start with my take on some of […]

Finger Knitting Patterns: Lovely Loom Rug

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It’s been a while since I wrote about finger knitting, giving you the complete, illustrated how-to finger knitting pattern as well as a short-list of finger knitting projects to make. Well, today I’d like to feature a new free pattern for making a beautiful rug using simple finger knitting and weaving techniques. This beautiful circular […]

Strawberry Crochet + Knitting Patterns

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This is Day 2 of Strawberry week: Learn How to Make Crochet Strawberries.  Yesterday, we featured  strawberry bead earrings. Today, we’re giving away a free pattern for crochet strawberries. Plus, I’ve added 2 strawberry knitting patterns, just in case crocheting is not your game. Whether knit or crochet-ed, these strawberries are super-cute.     Strawberry […]

Water Bottle Cozy Knitting Pattern

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Just a quick article, as I’m travelling to the Netherlands today. One of my readers told me I’m no longer allowed to say that it is ‘freezing’ in the northern countries. OK. So let’s just say that travelling north makes me think of things that make me feel warm. Like a water bottle cozy. Got […]