Crochet

Christmas Countdown – Free Crochet Cowl Pattern

I wanted to create a pattern that reflected the classic beauty of the tartans I had researched but one that did not involve complex stitches or color changes.  When I saw the Moss, Cranberry and Stardust colors of Mary Maxim’s Woodlands yarn, I was instantly inspired and knew those were the colors that I needed to use for the design.

Christmas Countdown with Life and Yarn – Free Pattern – Crochet Double Brim Beanie

Thanks for joining our Second Annual Christmas Countdown.  For the next 25 days, we are releasing amazing patterns on the Mary Maxim blog but only for a limited time.  Make sure to download and save these patterns before January 31st.  Take a minute to stop and follow today’s Featured Maker Brianna from Life and Yarn …

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Mod Arrow C2C – October Blog Exclusive

Mod Arrow C2C – October Blog Exclusive – We knew we wanted this design to stretch through the fall season, but we also wanted it to stand out as a showpiece in your living room without being too obtrusive.  It is a subtle conversation piece.  Getting the colors exactly right was a big challenge.

How to work a Ripple Technique

The Ripple Technique is one that every skilled knitter and crocheter should know.  Use a ripple to show off the motion of your stitches.  In this post, you will learn how to work the Ripple Technique, and learn about ripple variations that really show off your creativity and style.  To follow along with this technique overview download the Ripples Galore pattern or purchase the kit from Mary Maxim

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