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Gwen Bautista

Christmas Countdown – Free Granny Square Pattern

2019 seems to be the year of the Granny!  One of our most-watched tutorials on Youtube and Instagram is our Granny Square tutorial that you can find here.  Therefore, in today’s Christmas Countdown, we are featuring the Cali-Co Afghan. 

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Christmas Countdown – Free Bulky Jacket Pattern

Thanks for joining our Second Annual Christmas Countdown.  Each day for the month of December we check off a day on our calendar with a free pattern either by Mary Maxim or by a featured maker.  Today we are featuring an iconic pattern, the one that Mary Maxim is best known for and easily one of the most customizable patterns in our Collection

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Christmas Countdown – Free Gingerbread Church Pattern

One of our favorite holiday traditions is baking Christmas Cookies with our family and friends, particularly decorating gingerbread cookies.  There are so many possibilities when decorating gingerbread men and gingerbread houses.  Add some candy, maybe some sprinkles here and there for a confectionary treasure.

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Christmas Countdown – Free DIY Doll Outfit

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday, we hope you are enjoying the time you spend on our blog where we stop and celebrate everything handmade.  Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback on the blog.  We read and listen to each and every comment. 

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Christmas Countdown – Free Super Bulky Crochet Mittens

At the end of Day 5’s Christmas Countdown blog post, we asked you which Mitten pattern you would like to see featured and the response was overwhelmingly in favor of our Mittens and Scarf Pattern.  Well designed crochet mittens are difficult to come by and we hope you enjoy these.

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Christmas Countdown Day 6 – Free Tunisian Beanie

It’s Day 6 of our Christmas Countdown and it’s hard to believe that the first week of Christmas is almost at a close.  We hope your holiday is filled with handmade gifts and the joy of the season.  Today we are featuring another incredible maker.  Tacia is a special maker for us because of her

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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.

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Christmas Countdown – Free Knitted Poncho

It’s Day 4 of our second annual Christmas Countdown. So far, we’ve hosted free patterns from Life and Yarn as well as from With Alex, so make sure to stop by their guest posts to download.  We also featured our Crossed Cable Fingerless Gloves, which was only available as an exclusive kit from Mary Maxim

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Christmas Countdown – Free Fingerless Gloves

Thank you so much for sharing these articles on your social media pages.  Today we are sharing a special pattern that until recently was only available as a kit exclusively from Mary Maxim.  Don’t worry, you can still purchase the kit which includes the expertly written pattern and all the yarn needed to complete the project. 

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