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Collection by Crystal Butler


Crochet, sewing, repurposing

Crystal Butler
Easy blanket stitch...I cannot wait to try this. Directions:This easy stitch is perfect for an afghan or blanket. It is just sets of 3 stitches, one single crochet and two doubles. Once you get into the hang of it, you can do it in your sleep! Use it for a baby blanket in a pretty pink or blue or for a regular afghan with bright colors! You can change colors after a few rows for a multicolored effect.

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Moss Stitch Blanket

Crochet Even Moss Stitch Blanket

Learn how to do this very simple stitch that creates a beautiful texture. It consists of a slip stitch and HDC repeating. By: Repeat Crafter Me For full post click here.

FREE Pattern by With Love by Jenni: Crochet Cable Ear Warmer Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Cable Ear Warmer

Free Crochet Pattern: Women's Cable Earwarmer Headband

Wheat Stitch Baby Blanket

This gorgeous heirloom piece can be worked in a wide variety of solid colors and fibers. I prefer a lighter weight yarn in this pattern as it can work up quite bulky in anything heavier than sport-weight yarn.

Fabric 'stamps'

:: Airmail

I wanted to show you my fabric stamp collection before they're all used up on one very costly piece of "airmail"... So, here they are. Remember when I shared with you all this craft book? I made that cute bento lunch sack with instructions from the book, but Amy Morinaka's...

FREE PATTERN from baby sizes all the way up through juniors for a cute gathered skirt - all sorts of combinations possible in tons of sizes!

Girls Basic Flexible Waist Skirt – FREE PATTERN

This free basic skirt pattern, includes size newborn to Juniors 17! Take the guesswork out of skirt making. Check out this free pattern!

Elastic waistband trick from Oliver + S, #sewing #tutorial

elastic waistband trick

Use this simple trick and your elastic waistbands will always turn out perfectly!

Add hand-sewn blanket edging - nice out-of-the-ordinary touch, very pretty on a solid color.

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Easy Nightgown Tutorial. These nightgowns cost next to nothing to make and they are super cute.


Here we go, are you ready for this? I have this serious (first world) problem when it comes to pajamas. I can't bring myself to paying $10-$15 dollars on something no one is ever going to see my daughters wear. But at the same time, I don't want my girls going to bed in something ugly. What can I say, I like pretty things. Then, the easy nightgown tutorial was born. Thought I'd share. First lets start by letting you know, this cost me nothing! I made six nightgowns with all stuff I had on…

Farm House Washcloth Crochet Pattern

Hey friends! I shared this pattern last year, but wanted to update it and share it again because it's such a fun little summer project. These washcloths are made with the spider stitch, so if you love to learn new stitches this is a simple one to learn. I love knit and crocheted washcloths. In fact, it's all that my daughter uses in the bath. While I've made the Bath House Spa Washcloths in the past, it was time for some new ones to use in the kitchen. They needed to be what I dub as 'farm…

Holy amazingness!! Best swap ever! I received this awesome sewing tote from Sarah (Arbonnegirl) I love love love it!! And have already packed it FULL for my mother/daughter retreat this weekend! It holds so much! It's literally a collection of all the fa

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Baby Blanket, Aztec Desert Theme Nursery Crib Patchwork Quilt, Navy Blue, Mint, Peach and Gold

This beautiful gender neutral crib blanket is perfect for your desert themed nursery! Patchwork side is a variety of colorful cotton fabrics and the blanket is backed with a super soft dimple dot minky. This blanket is available in many sizes and bedding can be made to coordinate - message for details. Patchwork Blanket - backed with navy minky - fabrics pictured in navy, peach, mint and gold fabrics. Add batting to blanket…

Upcycled T-shirt Ideas

12 Upcycled T-Shirt Ideas - Infarrantly Creative

I am a sucker for upcycling. There is something so thrilling about taking something destined for Goodwill or a landfill and recreating it again. Which is why I love my other site, Roadkill Rescue. It is packed full of amazingly talented people who can see beyond the trash can as well. As I was purging my t-shirt collection and also received a bunch of t-shirts from friends I thought… {...Read More...}

Clamshell Pattern by Sandra Paul - free pattern

Clamshell Stitch pattern by Sandra Paul

After admiring quilts made in the clamshell pattern, I wanted to recreate the same effect in crochet and I love how it turned out. It’s a great pattern for big blankets, baby blankets, cushions and lots more besides.