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All posts by Emily Truman

  • Hooked on...Purple
    Hooked on…Purple

    With the very sad passing of the musician, Prince, recently, I’ve been thinking about lots of purple. I wanted to crochet something in his memory to remind me of his music and his cultural influence on music. Here...

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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  • Roundup-Slouch-Hats
    Hooked on…Slouch Hats

    No matter what the weather looks like outside, there is always a slouchy hat to wear! Here are some patterns that you won’t want to miss. Thanks to Rebecca from Little Monkey’s Crochet for curating this round-up 🙂 1....

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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  • Crochet Evenly Around
    Tip: Crochet Evenly Around

    “Crochet Evenly Around” I used to see these words and cringe but now… I would think “Ahh, crochet evenly around, what does that even mean?” I just spent a week making a scarf, it was looking perfect,...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
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  • Valley Yarns Charlemont
    Valley Yarns Kangaroo Dyer Charlemont Yarn Review

    I jump any time that I get the chance to work with hand dyed yarns so I was very excited to try Valley Yarns Charlemont. Charlemont comes in a gorgeous array of solid colors but if you...

    • Posted April 19, 2016
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  • 4 Crochet tops we love
    4 Crochet Tops We Love

    When the spring weather is constantly changing, and you never know what the day will bring, light layers are the answer! Here are 4 crochet tops that we, at The Crochet Cafe, love. Keep off the morning...

    • Posted April 19, 2016
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  • Lovely Lattice Lace Crochet Patterns (Blog)
    Lovely Lattice Lace Crochet Patterns

    This time of year, I’m always looking for gorgeous, openwork designs to crochet. I love a light scarf or a lacy tank during spring and summer and so I’ve chosen some beautiful lacy, lattice designs to share...

    • Posted April 15, 2016
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  • Knit Picks Swish DK Yarn Review
    Knit Picks Swish DK Yarn Review

    Once spring arrives, I love to dive into my stash of DK yarn! Lightweight yarn is perfect to take me through the spring and summer and I’ve just found a new favorite DK weight, Knit Picks Swish...

    • Posted April 7, 2016
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  • Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch
    Vintage Fan Ripple Crochet Stitch

    I have admired the Vintage Ripple crochet stitch for some time. At first glance, it looks rather intimidating, but after reading through the directions and watching a YouTube video or too, I realized that I could get...

    • Posted April 7, 2016
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  • Hooked on Sun Hats
    Hooked on…Sun Hats

    With warmer weather approaching (hopefully for some of you!), I thought it was definitely time for a sun hat round up. One of these lovelies is sure to be the perfect hat to keep the sun off...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • 20160105-City Tweed DK Yarn Review
    Knit Picks City Tweed DK Yarn Review

    Being from the Southern California desert, I primarily crochet with cotton and cotton blends because they work better for my warmer climate but I was so drawn to the depth of color and texture in City Tweed...

    • Posted April 5, 2016
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