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All posts by Emily Truman

  • Bernat Blanket and DW Blanket
    Bernat Blanket: Have you tried this yarn?

    I needed to make a baby blanket for a dear friend who just had a new baby and, right away, I knew the exact yarn and pattern I should choose! I went straight to Bernat Blanket yarn...

    • Posted March 7, 2016
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  • Newsboy Vote
    Friday Face-off: Newsboys!

    It’s Friday Face-off time! In my part of the country, we’ve been having some abnormally warm weather for this time of the year and so I have some Newsboy hats on my mind! They are perfect for...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Design Wars Ponchos low res
    Design Wars Ponchos

    Do you crochet ponchos? I have never made one myself (probably just because they are a bit warm for my climate zone) but these 4 patterns have been calling my name! Gorgeous stitches paired with timeless design...

    • Posted February 29, 2016
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  • Owls Vote
    Friday Face-off: Adorable Owls

    When I was first starting out with crochet, I didn’t do much amigurumi. But after seeing so many adorable patterns, I had to jump in and see what everyone was talking about. Today we bring you an...

    • Posted February 25, 2016
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  • Hooked on Bunnies
    Hooked on…Bunnies!

    Easter Bunnies have become a tradition for many people around the world. First appearing in Folklore in the late 1600s in Germany at Eastertide – the Easter Hare was responsible for deciding whether children were good, or...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • Friday Faceoff2
    Friday Face-off Shawls

    Shawls are some of my most favorite projects to crochet. I find them incredibly calming (which I need because I have 4 kids). Light yarn and a lovely stitch pattern clear my mind and relieve my stress. So...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • Knit Picks Billow
    Have You Tried This Yarn-Knit Picks Billow

    Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, skip the flowers and tell your significant other that you just want yarn! Easy peasy! And not just any yarn, the buttery soft, gorgeous Billow yarn from Knit Picks. Billow is...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Knit Picks Hats 2
    Knit Picks Hats

    Here at The Crochet Cafe, we are big fans of Design Wars and Knit Picks yarn! Knit Picks offers incredible versatility of fiber, texture, and color. Their yarn is such a pleasure to work with. I find...

    • Posted February 12, 2016
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  • Hooked on Hoods
    Hooked on…Hoods!

    With such beautiful hoods, who would ever want winter to end? Even if there is a chill in the air, you’re sure to keep warm and toasty with a crochet hood. Thanks to Shelly Jackson from Tangled &...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Accessories You'll Love
    Accessories You’ll Love

    I’m in the mood for some accessories that I can make for those last few weeks of Winter but that are still perfect for Spring. A light scarf, some head wraps, an airy slouch and a clutch...

    • Posted February 5, 2016
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