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Domo Arigato, Pierrot

I have a new thing lately. And, of course, it entirely involves crochet. What is it? It's a pattern diagram(!), where each stitch is represented by a little symbol and the whole pattern is just a big picture of all the symbols put together. It may sound complicated, but it's really quite intuitive and fun!… Continue reading Domo Arigato, Pierrot

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Right Curtain Tie-Back
Around the House, Cool Stuff, Crochet Tips, Current Projects, Free Patterns

Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs

My sad, sad kitchen was in desperate need of some curtain tie-backs. This just happened to coincide with my mini-obsession of crocheting little flowers from crochet diagram patterns. SO, I thought to myself, why not kill two birds with one stone: amp up the kitsch factor in my kitchen and find a use for all… Continue reading Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs

Holy Hand Grenade
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Holy Hand Grenade with Pseudo Instructions

A little while ago, I was involved in a really fun Monty Python-themed swap on Craftster (I wrote all about it here) and one of the things I made for my partner was a Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! Well, I didn't exactly write down the pattern as I went, but I more or less… Continue reading Holy Hand Grenade with Pseudo Instructions

Crochet Tips

Invisi-Single Crochet Decrease

Ever get tired of how bulky single crochet decrease (ScDec) stitches look once you've finished your piece? Fret no more! Here is a mini tute that shows how to do a ScDec so that, when viewed from the 'V' side, you can barely spot it. (This would certainly come in handy if you're attempting a… Continue reading Invisi-Single Crochet Decrease

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The Ideal Crochet Sphere

Making a sphere is something that comes up a lot in the realm of crocheting stuff. But how do you make a really good sphere? This is something that I pondered one day. After a very brief and half-hearted go of it with google, I decided to answer the question myself... by throwing some math… Continue reading The Ideal Crochet Sphere

Cool Stuff, Crochet Tips

The Enigmatic Stitch Marker

Stitch markers are necessary things when you're crocheting in spiral rounds. Unless you have mad counting skills and zero interruptions, you're going to need one sooner or later. As I am extremely cheap, I was previously unaware that stitch markers come in fancy shapes and sizes. I have only ever used the ghetto method of… Continue reading The Enigmatic Stitch Marker