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My Pi: free crochet pattern

Have you always wanted your very own crochet Pi? Let’s make My Pi! My Pi can be made with any weight yarn. The example below was crocheted with worsted weight yarn, and measures about 4″x4″. Supplies: worsted weight yarn in … Continue reading

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How to crochet a barrel cactus

This little echinocactus grusonii cactus is quick to make and, I think, adorable. I used a 3.5mm hook (size E) with Impeccable Worsted yarn in Fern (from Michaels), but any greenish yarn will work. You’ll also need a tiny flower … Continue reading

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Woven Tile Coasters

On a recent trip to the library, I was browsing the craft book section (as I tend to do) and picked up Time to Weave. One of the projects suggested weaving with yarn on a tile for wall decor, but … Continue reading

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How to crochet a saguaro cactus

I learned how to crochet specifically because I wanted to make cacti. What, is that not why most people learn to crochet? But crochet cacti are adorable. Even my male coworkers agree. Well, they didn’t use the word “adorable” but … Continue reading

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Cotton dolman shirt pattern

All right, friends. After several practice shirts, I’ve put together a dolman shirt pattern for you, sizes small through large. A full size chart is below. I’ve been making myself the “medium” (example here). The pattern has an optional collar … Continue reading

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Maga-trash: recycling magazines into a trash can

I don’t know about you, but every month we get several catalogs from companies we ordered one item from three years ago, and “magazines” that we barely read (I’m looking at you, AAA Magazine). I feel bad chucking them, but … Continue reading

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How to make magnets from a map

A few months ago, I saw a pin of a map turned into magnets, and thought it was a pretty nifty idea, especially in our geography-deprived country. However, after reading the article about this project, I realized that the map in … Continue reading

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