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Diamond Granny Crochet Motif

I was having a granny square thing for a while and churned out a bunch of scrapghans. But what about a granny crochet diamond? I can’t remember what got me on the idea of a diamond shape, which is sad, because usually the long-winded story of the whole course of the inspiration and development is …

Princess Dress Pattern for Curvy Barbie

I love Miss Blue’s beautiful space princess hair. Of course my first dress for her had to be a princess seams sundress. Princess seams are not a very easy design to create. I set out to do a strapless at first, but it didn’t happen and this did. Might be because I can identify with …

Crocheting for Relaxation

Yarn is a very good thing for PTSD symptoms  🙂 Here’s my latest scrapghan project. No, that’s the old one!  I started that long ago, at the other place, and had worked on it in little bits for so many years that it had acquired a feeling of should. “I’ve worked on it for so …

A Better Spiral Crochet Granny Square

Went looking on internet. Really, nobody’s done it quite like this? I’m surprised!  Probably it’s out there somewhere but I couldn’t find it. So I made up my own which I think is much more authentic grannyish than the other ideas I could find.  The others are very cool and artistic but they’re more complex, …

Child Size Spiral Dress

Ruffles! A huge, swirly overload of fluttering spiral. How to do this? We need volume of fabric. As usual, I started moderate before going more extreme.  The first attempt with a 4″ curved gore produced a conservative A-line skirt shape. Simple. Just add more stripes. The delightful “Peppermint Swirl” gave me the idea of gathering …

Quilt As You Go Potholders

Easy and quick homemade scrapwork potholders make great DIY gifts! You don’t need a pattern and they’re FREE to make out of fabric scraps. Most of the instructions I found for quilted potholders use bias binding, like commercial potholders. But it’s so hard to sew bias binding on straight. Why not cut the backing larger …

Free Peasant Dress Pattern

Free printable peasant dress pattern for adult women. Women means grown up females. I dislike the term “Misses” for everyone who isn’t overweight. Maturity or marital status does not imply weight gain any more than being single means you must be thin. Simple pattern in PDF format for 8.5 x 11 letter size paper. I …