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TLC Cushion – Free Crochet Pattern

Now that your TLC Blanket is finished, I am sure you have some yarn left over. In this free cushion pattern, you can find everything you need to make a cushion to match your blanket. TLC Cushion is perfect for any project to use up left over yarn. Which cushion is your favorite colorway? Resources… Continue reading TLC Cushion – Free Crochet Pattern

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Blocking Crochet Items

When you have finished making something new, you might think to yourself, "it could look better..." The reason is that newly made items usually have edges curling over and corners that are not completely straight. There is a way to fix all that, at it's called blocking. In this tips and tricks post I would… Continue reading Blocking Crochet Items

Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern

TLC Blanket – Part 8

Part 8 is the final part of TLC Blanket, and now we learn to work with two colors and make a border around our blanket. Working with two colors at the same time opens up doors for more detailed color work techniques like tapestry crochet. Resources Add TLC Blanket to your Ravelry libraryFull PDF pattern… Continue reading TLC Blanket – Part 8

Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern

TLC Blanket – Part 7

In Part 7 of TLC Blanket we are learning to make popcorn stitches. I really like popcorn stitches because of the texture and decoration they give to any crochet item. They are one of my favorite stitches. Did you know that many people confuse the popcorn stitch with the bobble stitch? In THIS VIDEO, I… Continue reading TLC Blanket – Part 7

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TLC Blanket – Part 6

In Part 6 of TLC Blanket we are learning to make textured stitches, particularly front and back post stitches. These stitches are not worked in the top of the stitch as we normally do, but around the post of the stitch, tipping the top of the stitch forward or backwards. As a result you get… Continue reading TLC Blanket – Part 6

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TLC Blanket – Part 5

Last week we made a beautiful pile of squares, now in part 5 of TLC Blanket we are going to join them to our blanket. We will do this in two steps; first we join the squares to make a long strip of fabric, and then we join the strip to our blanket. Resources Add… Continue reading TLC Blanket – Part 5

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TLC Blanket – Part 4

For part 4 of TLC Blanket you can put your main blanket aside for the moment. We are going to learn something totally new in part 4, we are going to make granny squares. Squares are an essential part of the crochet craft community, and learning how to make squares really means you are becoming… Continue reading TLC Blanket – Part 4

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Crochet Stitch and Technique Guide

When you are working on a crochet project, it can happens that there is a stitch or a technique used in the pattern that you have never done before. In this tips and tricks post as part of my TLC Blanket, I give you an overview of individual stitches and techniques. I show you how… Continue reading Crochet Stitch and Technique Guide

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Haaksteken en technieken

Wanneer je aan een haakproject werkt, kan het voorkomen dat er een steek of een techniek in het patroon wordt gebruikt die je nog nooit eerder hebt gedaan. In deze tips en triks post als onderdeel van mijn TLC Blanket, geef ik je een overzicht van individuele steken en technieken. Ik laat je zien hoe… Continue reading Haaksteken en technieken

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TLC Blanket – Part 3

For part 3 of TLC Blanket you will learn perhaps the most classic of all crochet stitches, the so-called granny stitch. This stitch pattern is used in so many designs, and one you recognize it, you see it everywhere. Resources Add TLC Blanket to your Ravelry libraryFull PDF pattern containing all 8 parts plus links… Continue reading TLC Blanket – Part 3