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Leinster Sunshine crochet value bundle

The Leinster Sunshine value bundle contains four beautiful crochet patterns for less than the cost of three. Using the ‘buy now’ buttons will complete the purchase through the Ravelry checkout. You do not need a Ravelry account. What do I get in the Leinster Sunshine Crochet Pattern Pack? This crochet pattern pack contains the following…

Free Scrunchie Knitting Pattern. Use up the Scraps
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Free Scrunchie Knitting Pattern. Use up the Scraps

Scrunchies are a quick easy projects, perfect for less experienced knitters. They only take a few hours to make, especially if you use a thicker yarn. The free scrunchie knitting pattern here will work for almost any weight yarn, and only uses tiny quantities, so it’s perfect for using up small scraps. Match the cardigan…

Does Knitting or  Crochet  use more yarn?
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Does Knitting or Crochet use more yarn?

Does crochet really use more yarn than knitting? And if so, how much more? This simple question can lead to heated debates in knitting and crochet groups. However, no one seems to have clear cut evidence for their answers. So, time for a few little experiments… But first, for those looking for the ‘too long/didn’t…

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Acrylic Yarn Myths and Misunderstandings

There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about acrylic yarns and fabrics. The most commonly stated myths about acrylic are examined, to see if there is any truth to any of them. What people believe about acrylic. And why they believe that. In the facebook comment shown in the image above, a facebook user is commenting…

I knitted a sock!
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I knitted a sock!

Last night I grafted together the toe of my first ever sock, and wore it for an hour while casting on its match. Oh, the comfort! No shop-bought sock could compare. The early efforts I made were quite hilarious, however. Below are some of my disasters on the journey to getting this sock knitted. I…

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5 Crochet Designers from Ireland

What is Irish about Crochet Designers living and working in Ireland today? Does the location shape the design? This St. Patrick’s day I’m looking at 5 crochet designers from Ireland, and finding plenty of inspiration. I read somewhere recently that Ireland has one of the highest percentage of students pursuing qualifications in fashion and design,…