How to make Crochet Color Swatches

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      I've always had a tough time choosing the right colors to crochet with. I'd usually use my intuition to guide my color choices only to be dissatisfied with the end result and unravel after a few rows. I came across this article on crochet color swatches. I had to try out the technique for …

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Free Crochet Pattern: Mini Mandala

Inspired by a basket of fresh peaches, I decided to make a summery little mandala! Read on for the free pattern and tutorial. Materials tapestry needle 3.25 mm crochet hook cotton DK weight yarn in 5 colors (I used this yarn in the shades washed teal, peach orange, bright peach, lipstick pink, and mustard yellow) Pattern Notes …

Crochet Onigiri

Onigiri is a yummy Japanese snack made from rice and a variety of other ingredients. You can make your own edible onigiri with this recipe and tutorial. Inspired by a bunch of cute onigiri food art images on Pinterest, I felt the need to create my own! I found this free pattern by Nathalie Nuisement and had to make it. …

Giraffe Baby Booties

To make these giraffe baby booties I used this free pattern from Croby Patterns. If you're looking for baby shoe patterns or new to crocheting, she makes a bunch of easy to follow patterns and video tutorials. Her site is definitely worth checking out! I used my own free pattern to make the giraffe's face. You can …

Free Bear Pencil Case Pattern

  I found this image on Pinterest and I became determined to make my own little bear bag. It was way too difficult for me to follow such a small diagram so I decided to translate the crochet diagram into a written pattern as much as I could and improvise the rest. This resulted in an …