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Embroidery for Beginners: the basics

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Embroidery for Beginners: the basics

Learn how to embroider with this in-depth photo tutorial!  Starting from the absolute basics, by the end of this how-to you will be able to create your very own embroidery hoop art using the backstitch.

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DIY Yarn Tassels

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DIY Yarn Tassels

Yarn Tassels -Crafting DIY-     Oh tassels, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love you on pillows, on baby blankets, and on throws. I love you as tie-backs, as gift wrapping instead of bows. I love you when you’re sitting atop of a hat, Dangling from bonnet ties, or adorning placemats. I’m always finding new ways to use you, oh tassel. Thank goodness to make you, it’s quite easy, no hassle. Needless to say, tassels are my jam. While I am also a fan of a good fluffy pom-pom, tassels are an excellent alternative...

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Beginners Classic Crochet Cowl

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Beginners Classic Crochet Cowl

The Beginners Classic Cowl Crochet Pattern  I created this classic cowl in a pattern easy enough for crochet beginners; so much so it would be a perfect first project!  It works up quickly, is super warm, and easy to wear.  All you need to know is how to chain stitch and single crochet!   Materials   This pattern really does work for any worsted weight or heavy worsted yarn.  For a winter cowl, and what I use for this example, I recommend a heavy worsted yarn, which is a bit thicker than a worsted weight.  The red you see here...

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Crochet Midas Bow Headband

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Crochet Midas Bow Headband

Midas Bow Headband Crochet Pattern The Midas Bow headband is a simple crochet pattern, easy enough for beginners, that seamlessly blends function and a bit of fun.  The headband provides warmth all winter long while the bow adds the sparkle.  For this headband you will need: Super bulky weight yarns; I use Lion Brand Thick and Quick (in fisherman) for the headband, and Lion Brand Gold Leaf yarn (in white/gold) Size P crochet hook  Scissors Large tapestry needle You will need to know: Ch - Chain Sl St - Slip Stitch Sc - Single Crochet (Yes!! It's that simple!!) As...

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Crochet Purrrfect Cat Hat

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Crochet Purrrfect Cat Hat

Purrrfect Cat Hat Crochet Tutorial and Pattern     Meow!  Remember when you were asked what you wanted to be when you grew up and you answered, "a unicorn", or "a mermaid", or "a dinosaur"?  I certainly do.  (I was the one convinced I would be a mermaid).  Now you can let your little one get a head start and be the cutest little kitten you ever did see.  You won't be able to keep your paws off your snuggly feline in this super soft and cozy cat hat. Materials: Aside from scissors, you will need super bulky yarn (shown...

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