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TAG : Crochet

Crochet a Denim Rag Rug

Photo by Getty Images/alecsomsI’m not a very experienced crocheter, but I’ve made a habit of saving old jeans until I have enough to crochet a rug. It’s a project that’s forgiving of mistakes, and it makes use of the perfectly fine fabric hiding in unwearable pants. My kitchen sports a ...

It was Aunt Lucy’s

I lovingly call it the "treasure trove," from her craft emporium to the multitude of recipe books, embroidery floss, now vintage fabric and patterns, everything in between, the lovely Depression glass bowls, butter dishes and crocheted doilies, most of which are now lovely vintage crochet ...

My Crochet Teacher

My husband and I have been married almost 30 years. As I type that number I look at it in something akin to shock to realize I have been a part of his family for that long – and survived! However, one of the best parts of his family that I was able to experience was his grandmother – or as ...

How to Make an Old Fashioned Rag Rug: Part 2

I'm going to share with you something other teachers don't share. My first effort. I should say "I meant to do that." But I didn't. It was very good because it taught me a lot. The more you do this the better you get. Just like anything. Anna and I are having fun. This is to show you no one ...

How to Make an Old-Fashioned Rag Rug

"A job worth doing is worth doing well."Anna with her friend the monkey. There's a woman I know who is a neighbor of ours. She lives across the creek from us and her name is Anna. She is in her 80s and is not in good health. In spite of that, she is still full of pep especially if you mention ...

Crocheting for the Future

Dear friends,Do you like to knit or crochet? I crochet some, and have made a baby afghan for each of our nine grandchildren. But, since I don't crochet often, it was a labor of love each time.Following the maze of directions is what is difficult for me. My mother taught me to crochet when I ...

Vintage Crafts: Bringing Back the Old Favorites

Recently I visited a craft store to get inspired. While I was browsing I noticed beads, jewelry making aisles, scrapbooking aisles, but where were the needlework crafts? My grandmother crocheted intricate lacy doilies and bureau scarfs. She made arm rest covers and lacy tablecloths.My aunt ...

A Tale of Two Dishcloths

It was the best of dishcloths, it was the worst of dishcloths ...Before my mother passed away, she made so many colorful and useful dishcloths, hand crocheting each one from cotton yarn. They have been used daily for a few years. Some are showing their wear, some have faded, and some have ...

Crocheted Dust Mitt is Stylish

Materials• Medium (worsted) weight yarn: 5 oz/250 yds/142g purple and 2 oz/100 yds/56g variegated• Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge• Tapestry needleFinished Size11 inches x 13 inches, including fringe.Stitch guidebeg = begin/beginningbpdc = back post double ...

Crocheting Brings Pleasure and Pride

When I was about 20 years old, I met my soon-to-be fiancée’s grandparents.As I sat in their house and sipped iced tea, making small talk with his grandmother on a Sunday afternoon, the bright summer sun streamed through the slatted blinds and inspired confidence in both of us. Soon we began ...

Crafts: Craft books will help you create beautiful projects

Are you feeling crafty, but don’t know what to create? One of these books published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. is sure to have just the project you’re looking for.Preserve family memoriesScrapbooking Your Family History, by Laura Best, is a 128-page book that teaches you how to ...