Crochet Pattern: Diagonal Box Stitch Square (Mystery Lapghan CAL)

Last month, I shared the Diagonal Rainbows Baby Blanket pattern with you. I had so much fun using this variation of the diagonal box stitch (also known as the corner-to-corner or c2c technique), that I decided to design a 6″ (15 cm) square using it. This square is my first contribution to the Mystery Lapghan … Read more

How To Join Granny Squares (or Other Projects) with the Mattress Stitch

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love to crochet blankets and granny squares. (if you need further evidence, you may enjoy my free crochet pattern for the Mod 9-Patch Blanket.) I’ve experimented with many different joining techniques and to be honest, I don’t have a favorite. Today, I’m sharing one way to easily join granny … Read more

Crochet Styling, the Refashionista Way

I am so excited today to share an amazing guest post and tutorial from Sheri Pavlović at Confessions of a Refashionista! Sheri is a self-described “DIY Diva” and she blogs about eco-conscious fashion. When I was getting ready for this year’s (Inter)National Crochet Month celebrations, I knew I wanted to include a few posts about … Read more

Crochet Pattern: Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl + Tutorial

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl is a deceptively simple rectangular shawl pattern. Although lacy, the size makes it cozy and luxurious. The pattern includes a step-by-step tutorial for broomstick lace. This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by the now defunct Schaefer Yarn Company. Yarn for the tutorial was provided … Read more

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