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Ask Amy: What does “Work Even in Pattern” mean?

Knitting or crochet patterns can get kind of confusing if the designer writes the same direction over and over again, so sometimes we use the phrase "work even" to keep the pattern instructions as simple as possible. But what exactly does that mean?Simply put, "work even" is a short-hand way of seeing "just keep doing… Continue reading Ask Amy: What does “Work Even in Pattern” mean?

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Modern Bohemian Crochet

Congratulations Shirley! I'm one of those knitters who always wants to crochet... but I get distracted by knitting projects! That doesn't stop me from falling in love with many crochet patterns, though. Some day I will make them! Recently, many of the projects in Beth Nielsen's Modern Bohemian Crochet (Interweave/F+W Media 2017) have caught my… Continue reading GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Modern Bohemian Crochet

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Knitter’s Spotlight: Overstuffed Seat Cushions by Ellen Gormley

If you love to crochet, you’ve probably seen, and maybe made, one of Ellen Gormley’s patterns. She has more than 200 designs listed under her Ravelry profile, GoCrochet, and she’s always coming up with new designs for her beloved crochet motifs. “I’ve recently been enamored with oval motifs, which continue to pop-up sporadically in my… Continue reading Knitter’s Spotlight: Overstuffed Seat Cushions by Ellen Gormley