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All posts by Emily Truman

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    Friday Face-off: Spring Shawls

    It’s Friday Face-off time! It’s Spring! It’s the most unpredictable season where I live, sometimes the weather is gorgeous and the next day, it might be crazy windy with a random thunderstorm. Dressing in layers is the...

    • Posted March 31, 2016
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  • 24:7 Cotton Yarn Review
    Lion Brand 24/7 Yarn Review

    Since I live in a fairly warm climate, I have always been drawn to cotton and cotton blend yarns, since they breathe a little better than most wools and acrylics. I also love the excellent stitch definition...

    • Posted March 31, 2016
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  • 6 Summer Crochet Tops
    6 Summer Crochet Tops

    Last week, I was so excited to see a spring/summer top in the Design Wars Challenge. Crystalized Designs used the beautiful Knit Picks Curio (I’m still drooling over Curio’s color palette) to create the Stargazer Lace Tank and I...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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    Friday Face-off: Wavy Blankets

    It’s Friday Face-off time! I absolutely love having a blanket to relax with at the end of the day. Blankets are definitely longer patterns but so rewarding and so calming. I chose two gorgeous wavy blanket patterns today!...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • Hooked on Spring
    Hooked on…Spring!

    Usher in a bright new season with these refreshingly cheery designs while you breathe in the crisp, fragrant air of early Spring.   1. Garland Scarves Pattern, Cherry Blossom Version by Sheila Zachariae Lift your spirits with the...

    • Posted March 18, 2016
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  • How to Handle a Hank 1
    Tutorial: How to Handle a Hank

    The first time that I bought a hank of yarn, it was a horrible knotted mess that took me hours to untangle. Luckily, my sister caught me in the middle of one of these messes and took...

    • Posted March 18, 2016
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  • Chroma Fingering
    Chroma Fingering: Have you tried this yarn?

    These days, I am totally crushing on Knit Picks Chroma Fingering yarn! The colorways range from bright and bold to subtle and serene. With its dreamy, long color changes and the vibrant color palette, you are sure...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Convertible Hats-Cowl
    Convertible Hats and Cowls

    It’s a hat! No, it’s a cowl! No, it’s both! With one quick pattern you can have a great cowl, then cinch the top closed and it turns into a hat. Take a look at these amazing...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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  • Star Stitch Tutorial and Patterns to Practice (Blog)
    Star Stitch Tutorial and Patterns to Practice

    The star stitch is one of the most beautiful and unique crochet stitches around. It yields so much texture and variation in design that it has become one of my favorite stitches. I’ve included a tutorial for...

    • Posted March 7, 2016
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  • Spring Babies 2
    Get your little ones ready for Spring!

    Spring is finally coming! Are your little ones ready? They will be after you check these patterns out. Whether it is an adorable bonnet or a springy outfit, we’ve got you covered. Amanda Bonnet by Salena Baca...

    • Posted March 7, 2016
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