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How to Crochet the Pretty Play Date Dress Pattern Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  Click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the complete video tutorial to make the Pretty Play Date Dress a free pattern on my website. Want to learn how to add crochet to any fabric?  This tutorial will show you how!  Using a simple rotary cutter you… Continue reading How to Crochet the Pretty Play Date Dress Pattern Video Tutorial

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Pretty Play Date Dress Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. The Pretty Play Date Dress is a free crochet pattern for a mixed media t-shirt dress!  All you need is a shirt in any size and this tutorial will show you how to add a crocheted skirt to it!… Continue reading Pretty Play Date Dress Free Crochet Pattern

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How to Crochet the Any Holiday Textured Dishcloth Free Pattern Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the video tutorial to complete the Any Holiday Textured Dishcloth which is a free pattern you can find on my website! Looking to decorate your kitchen for a holiday?  Grab some 100% cotton yarn in three holiday… Continue reading How to Crochet the Any Holiday Textured Dishcloth Free Pattern Tutorial

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Patriotic American Free Crochet Pattern Roundup

With the 4th of July fast approaching, here is a list of free patriotic crochet patterns you will be sure to love! or give as a gift! The Old Glory American Flag Afghan pattern by Erica of Highland Hickory Designs is an absolute beauty!  So gorgeous made with the Suzette stitch.  Erica has provided multiple… Continue reading Patriotic American Free Crochet Pattern Roundup

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Any Holiday Textured Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. The Any Holiday Textured Crochet Dishcloth is a free crochet pattern for an easy and fast project featuring a unique looking stitch — the modified dropped double crochet.  This stitch creates such a wonderful texture and unique look —… Continue reading Any Holiday Textured Crochet Dishcloth Free Pattern

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How to Crochet the Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket a Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the complete video tutorial for the Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket!  This is a free crochet pattern you can find on my website.  An easy and repetitive one-row repeat baby blanket using the pineapple cluster stitch… Continue reading How to Crochet the Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket a Free Crochet Pattern

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Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. The Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket is a free crochet pattern that I absolutely adore!  After using the pineapple cluster stitch and Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn for the first time in my Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf, I just knew… Continue reading Pineapple of My Eye Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern

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How to Crochet the Everything’s Beachy Bag Free Pattern Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the complete video tutorial for the Everything’s Beachy Bag!  This is a free crochet pattern you can find on my website.  A fun crossbody design for your beach day adventures! Since this bag has a strap long… Continue reading How to Crochet the Everything’s Beachy Bag Free Pattern Video Tutorial

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Everything’s Beachy Bag Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. The Everything’s Beachy Bag is a free crochet bag pattern made with Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton!  This bag is a cross body sling bag that is perfect for your beachy getaway — large and roomy enough for… Continue reading Everything’s Beachy Bag Free Crochet Pattern

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How To Crochet the Candy Kisses Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the complete video tutorial for the Candy Kisses Triangle Scarf you can find as a free pattern on my website! This is a fun and easy scarf pattern featuring only two balls of Red Heart’s Unforgettable yarn.  This… Continue reading How To Crochet the Candy Kisses Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial

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Summer Poncho Free Crochet Pattern Roundup

This post contains affiliate links.  Click on any highlighted yarn or material to purchase. I have always loved ponchos — growing up in the 70s gave me an appreciation for crocheted ponchos and I have never looked back!  These designs are trendy, modern and perfect for spring and summer! This list of free crochet patterns… Continue reading Summer Poncho Free Crochet Pattern Roundup

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Candy Kisses Triangle Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. I have had some lovely balls of Red Heart’s Unforgettable yarn staring at me for a few months begging for the perfect project.  I recently designed the Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf and frankly I am a little bit… Continue reading Candy Kisses Triangle Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

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Whimsical Waves Poncho Complete Crochet Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the complete video tutorial for my Whimsical Waves Poncho pattern that you can find here!  Made with Feels Like Butta yarn provided by Lion Brand!  Such beautifully soft yarn and perfect for this lacy poncho!  A one-size… Continue reading Whimsical Waves Poncho Complete Crochet Video Tutorial

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Caron Cotton Cakes Free Pattern Roundup

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Do you have some of those wonderful Caron Cotton Cakes waiting for some crochet inspiration?  Look no further than this list of free crochet patterns featuring these fabulous cakes! Caron Cotton Cakes are a blend of 60% cotton and… Continue reading Caron Cotton Cakes Free Pattern Roundup

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Whimsical Waves Poncho Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This free crochet pattern for my Whimsical Waves Poncho was a lot of fun to design!  Featuring Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta Yarn which Lion Brand most generously provided for this pattern!  The Feels Like Butta line by Lion… Continue reading Whimsical Waves Poncho Free Crochet Pattern

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Coiling Colors Cowl Complete Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the complete video tutorial to complete the free crochet pattern the Coiling Colors Cowl made with Caron Cotton Cakes.  Such a fun and versatile pattern that is easy enough for even the beginning crocheter. Only 1 cake for… Continue reading Coiling Colors Cowl Complete Video Tutorial

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Coiling Colors Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This free crochet pattern for a cowl features one of my very favorite yarns — Caron Cotton Cakes!  These cakes first made their debut at Michael’s stores about a year ago.  They were very popular but ended up being… Continue reading Coiling Colors Cowl Free Crochet Pattern

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Comfy Kimono Blanket Crochet Cardigan Video Tutorial Adult and Youth Sizes

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the complete video tutorial for the Comfy Kimono Blanket Cardigan pattern that you can find free here!  This pattern is a lot of fun and I have had several requests to do a tutorial for a full… Continue reading Comfy Kimono Blanket Crochet Cardigan Video Tutorial Adult and Youth Sizes

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Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the video tutorial for the Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf which is a fun project to make with Lion Brand Mandala Baby yarn featuring an easy to follow, repetitive pattern that will certainly brighten up your Spring and… Continue reading Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern Video Tutorial

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Lion Brand Mandala Mostly Free Spring Crochet Patterns

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Looking for some spring crochet inspiration?  Have some lovely Lion Brand Mandala yarn looking for a project?  Look no further than the following lovely spring inspired patterns —   This easy hat pattern the Spring Mandala Slouchy Beanie by… Continue reading Lion Brand Mandala Mostly Free Spring Crochet Patterns

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Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This pattern was such fun to make and its bright cheery colors make me yearn for spring!  I used Lion Brand Mandala Baby in the Honeydukes colorway and I was very pleased with the end result.  If you are… Continue reading Spring Me Forward Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Some Bunny Loves You Easter Basket Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Are you in search of a quick and easy Easter project the kids are sure to love?  Using Caron Chunky Cakes this is a very fast make and using self striping bulky yarn makes it oh so easy! After… Continue reading Some Bunny Loves You Easter Basket Free Crochet Pattern

Giveaways

Lion Brand Soft Spoken Yarn Giveaway!

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Lion Brand Soft Spoken is such wonderful yarn!  It has excellent drape, luxurious softness and colorations that mimic hand-dyed yarns. One cake is enough to knit or crochet a generous showstopping shawl. And I get to give away one… Continue reading Lion Brand Soft Spoken Yarn Giveaway!

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Mystic Mermaid Mod Scarf Free Crochet Pattern featuring Lion Brand Soft Spoken

This soft mod scarf just speaks to me!  This new yarn called Soft Spoken from Lion Brand is just so lovely.  Sometimes faux fur yarns can have some scratchiness from the fibers but this yarn is not scratchy at all.  It is super soft, feels fantastic and there is almost no shedding.  Made of a… Continue reading Mystic Mermaid Mod Scarf Free Crochet Pattern featuring Lion Brand Soft Spoken

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Winter Rhapsody Free Crochet Lap Blanket Pattern

Oh how I love the pattern for this stitch sampler blanket…..it makes me happy!  Such a fun pattern to crochet and it really is lovely!  Highlighting several different stitches that mimic all of the things I love about winter — snowballs, snow drifts and dripping icicles — as long as I don’t have to drive… Continue reading Winter Rhapsody Free Crochet Lap Blanket Pattern

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Brandywine Falls Vest Child Size 10 / 12

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Due to popular demand, I am in the process of resizing my Brandywine Falls Vest and here is the child size 10/12.  My original Brandywine Falls Vest pattern was designed with Lion Brand Scarfie which I love.  However, I… Continue reading Brandywine Falls Vest Child Size 10 / 12

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Brandywine Falls Vest Size Petite Small

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. My free pattern for the Brandywine Falls Vest has been a huge hit and I have had several requests to resize especially in the more petite range.  Made with Lion Brand Scarfie this pattern is a treat to make!… Continue reading Brandywine Falls Vest Size Petite Small

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Valentine’s Day Projects to Crochet Free Patterns!

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase.   Are you trying to find St. Valentine’s Day inspiration this year?  Here is a pattern roundup of free crochet patterns that may inspire you!  What better way to show your love and appreciation for your special people than… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Projects to Crochet Free Patterns!

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Hearts Aflutter Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This Hearts Aflutter Scarf crochet pattern is a little bit of what we all need in our lives — happy, cheerful and fun!  The scarf itself is made with a very simple v-stitch easy enough for the beginning crocheter!… Continue reading Hearts Aflutter Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

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The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs Book Review

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Are you looking for a crochet stitch dictionary?  Are you a pattern designer looking for new stitches to add to your designs?  This may be the book for you!  This book review is my honest unbiased opinion and I… Continue reading The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs Book Review

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Bubble Gum Pop Hat Free Crochet Hat Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. I finally have the next installment of my free crochet Caron Cupcake hat pattern available!  I gotta say I love this pattern — so much fun and so much texture with so little effort! After my Just Peachy Hat… Continue reading Bubble Gum Pop Hat Free Crochet Hat Pattern

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Chains of Love Cowl Free Crochet Pattern featuring Caron Chunky Cakes

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Caron came out recently with their new Chunky Cakes and I just had to get it on my hook.  With Valentine’s Day coming up I knew a pink cowl made with one cake would be just the thing! This… Continue reading Chains of Love Cowl Free Crochet Pattern featuring Caron Chunky Cakes

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Crochet Pattern Roundup featuring Lion Brand Mandala Yarn

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Do you have any Lion Brand Mandala cakes waiting for a project?  Since I have been sharing my love of Lion Brand Mandala yarn with my own crochet designs I thought it would be great to gather other designer’s… Continue reading Crochet Pattern Roundup featuring Lion Brand Mandala Yarn

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Night On the Town Capelet Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. My love for Lion Brand’s Mandala yarn is well established but if you are unfamiliar with this yarn you can read more about it in my review here.  I have designed several patterns for my blog featuring this wonderful… Continue reading Night On the Town Capelet Free Crochet Pattern

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Brandywine Falls Vest Free Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Oh, how I love this pattern!  So much fun to make and Lion Brand Scarfie yarn — wonderful!  This is the first project I have made with this squishy soft yarn and I am in love!  When I first… Continue reading Brandywine Falls Vest Free Crochet Pattern

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Cozy Fireside Cardigan Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This pattern came to be out of a desire to make a flattering and warm long sleeve cardigan using the block or modified granny stitch. I have used this stitch for both the Retro Duster Vest as well as the… Continue reading Cozy Fireside Cardigan Crochet Pattern

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Inside and Out Reversible Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is a pattern for a wonderfully textured messy bun crochet hat.  A previous pattern, the Just Peachy Hat made with the Caron Cupcakes, used a modified dropped double crochet stitch.  One of the happy outcomes of this pattern… Continue reading Inside and Out Reversible Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

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Just Peachy Crochet Hat Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. I promised I would post a monthly pattern featuring the Caron Cupcakes after I did the Alpine Ridges Hat in October.  Sometimes I feel that time doesn’t just slip away — it runs away!  I can’t believe we are… Continue reading Just Peachy Crochet Hat Pattern

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Cute (and Free!) Christmas Crochet Pattern Roundup

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here we are at the week of Thanksgiving with Christmas just around the corner.  My house is beginning to look (and smell!) a lot like Thanksgiving!  I have started prepping and planning my dinner for hosting my family. One… Continue reading Cute (and Free!) Christmas Crochet Pattern Roundup

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Light Me Up Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Christmas is just around the corner and I just had to share this Christmas tree hat pattern….so cute!  I had a blast making this hat and couldn’t wait to show you how to make it. I envision this hat… Continue reading Light Me Up Christmas Tree Hat Crochet Pattern

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Within the Circles Scrubby Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. I thought I would take a break from all of those scarf and cowl patterns I have been working on over the last few weeks — Misty Morning Triangle Scarf, Be Weaving Cowl and Cascading Colors Cowl — and… Continue reading Within the Circles Scrubby Dishcloth Crochet Pattern

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Misty Morning Triangle Scarf Shawlette Crochet Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. I have been busy making a lot of different cowl patterns and thought it might be time to move into the triangle scarf arena.  My latest cowl the Cascading Colors Cowl was a kaleidoscope of color and a lot… Continue reading Misty Morning Triangle Scarf Shawlette Crochet Pattern

Week in Review

Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home: 10/15/2017

The last few weeks have been exciting and busy here at Nana’s Crafty Home!  A week ago my Sassy Autumn Cowl pattern was featured in the October Crafty Love Link Party hosted by Underground Crafter and Jessie at Home!  This was very exciting for me as my website is still a baby at two months… Continue reading Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home: 10/15/2017

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Cascading Colors Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This pattern has a story I am sure many of you crocheters will be able to relate to.  When I first decided to start this blog and design crochet patterns this was actually the very first pattern I started… Continue reading Cascading Colors Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

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Alpine Ridges Crochet Hat Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Welcome to the first in a series of patterns I will doing in the Caron Cupcakes yarn.  Every month I will feature a new crochet pattern featuring a Caron Cupcake so be sure to check back for more! This… Continue reading Alpine Ridges Crochet Hat Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

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Be Weaving Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is my free crochet pattern for a single crochet cowl with woven details.  Truly a “Wow!” piece. I saw a really lovely knit sweater with woven details and I thought, “Why can’t I make that in crochet?”  This… Continue reading Be Weaving Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

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Carry Me Away Crochet Tote Bag Free Pattern

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Oh, this bag! This may be my favorite pattern so far!  This pattern actually took shape in my mind while working on another pattern, the Knitty Pretty Reversible Cowl.  I love the faux knit stitch and thought this stitch would… Continue reading Carry Me Away Crochet Tote Bag Free Pattern

Week in Review

Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home: 09/24/2017

  Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home September 24, 2017 Another busy week here at Nana’s Crafty Home!  I have a new record of 4 posts this week!  I am trying to get into a pattern of working away from home, working at home, keeping my life and home together and still being crochet… Continue reading Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home: 09/24/2017

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Grapevine Crochet Lap Afghan Free Pattern with Fringe Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This free crochet pattern is for a lovely afghan made with the block stitch.  This blanket is fun to make and so pretty to look at!  The violet color of the yarn is so vibrant and a very deep… Continue reading Grapevine Crochet Lap Afghan Free Pattern with Fringe Video Tutorial

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Add Fringe to Any Project Step by Step Photo and Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. This tutorial is to help you add fringe to any project — crochet or knit, poncho, scarf, blanket or anything else begging for fringe!  If you would like to have the pattern for the afghan shown in the tutorial… Continue reading Add Fringe to Any Project Step by Step Photo and Video Tutorial

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Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home: 09/17/2017

Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home September 17, 2017 It has been a busy week here at Nana’s Crafty Home!  Youngest grand baby had surgery on Friday and is doing well.  Consequently, life has been a little more hectic than normal.  Always so scary and nerve wracking any time the babies (no matter how… Continue reading Week in Review at Nana’s Crafty Home: 09/17/2017

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Aurora Skies Ribbed Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is a free pattern for a lovely baby blanket.  I love the ribbed crochet stitch as you can see with my earlier design the Sassy Autumn Cowl as well as the faux knit stitch of the Knitty Pretty Reversible… Continue reading Aurora Skies Ribbed Crochet Baby Blanket Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

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Knitty Pretty Reversible Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. My “Aunt” Dorothy taught me to crochet close to 40 years ago.  A wonderful woman who spent many a patient hour with me teaching me all she knew about crochet, knit and sewing.  Unfortunately, I didn’t quite “take” to… Continue reading Knitty Pretty Reversible Crochet Cowl Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

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Sassy Autumn Ribbed Cowl Free Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorials

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. August has been unusually cool here in Kansas which has been wonderful!  In fact, we have only had a few weeks this entire summer of really hot weather and have been blessed with cooler temperatures and lower humidity.  Since I… Continue reading Sassy Autumn Ribbed Cowl Free Crochet Pattern with Video Tutorials

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Boho Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern Kid Size Version

This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase. Here is the free crochet pattern for the kid version of my popular Boho Market Bag!  My granddaughter fell in love with my original version of this market bag. She loves it and I am sure there are other girls… Continue reading Boho Market Bag Free Crochet Pattern Kid Size Version