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A classic granny style triangle shawl/scarf in an easy stitch, with two sizes and two edging options-- My Workbasket
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The Ann Shawl- a classic granny square shawl in two sizes

I have always adored granny squares. I’d buy granny items from thrift stores even at a very young age. At around 13 years old I became really determined to make my own. The only person I knew well that crocheted at the time (and was local enough to teach me) was my Aunt Ann. Only […]

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Versatile button cowl with a variety of ways to wear it! Free knitting Pattern from My Workbasket
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October Sky Cowl

I worked up this versatile cowl pattern and knew immediately I’d be sharing it with you in October. It came out even better than I planned and I am so excited to give you the pattern for free! Today instead of a Weekly WorkBasket Post I’m going to share this pattern with you! If you […]

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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
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Yarntube 2- Works in Progress and a Design Sneak Peek

A little crafty fun for you today! A video of what I’ve been working on with some of my in-progress projects. Today is my one-year blogiversary! I didn’t plan anything special, but now you know. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible. Some quick show notes- My cable needle clamors around while I talk […]

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Free crochet pattern for the Zen Mug Cozy! My Workbasket
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Zen Mug Cozy

October! While I write this it is freshly October. It feels like October, it smells like October, there are pumpkins everywhere (and Christmas Decorations at the stores! BUT let’s not get me started on that.) By the time is post is live and you are reading it I bet it will be 80 degrees again, […]

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Free Pattern for the Tunisian Crochet Hyyge Hat, a cozy hat that works up quick. With instructions for making it in the round or flat and seamed, AND has a stitch tutorial video. -- My Workbasket
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Hygge Hat

A few weeks ago I had the idea for a thick and quick to make cozy winter hat. Something that was easy and fairly mindless and you could just create a stack for by the front door. “Oh! It got so cold outside! Take a hat!” Or that could be made for the homeless with […]

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My stack of blocks for the Tunisian Crochet Throw-- My Workbasket
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CAL Week 5- Break Week

You guys, we are pretty much at the halfway point on our throws!! I’d love to know how yours is looking and even see pictures! We are at CAL Week 5! This week I’m not going to introduce a new stitch. Instead, I encourage you to catch up if you are behind, make extra squares […]

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How to make the Tunisian Crochet Bias Stitch, with step by step video tutorial-- My Workbasket
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Tunisian Bias Stitch- CAL Block D

Are you following along in the CAL? Because it is time for Block D! I have to give props to the pattern designers because they stitches do a great job of building on each other.  The new stitch is the Tunisian Bias Stitch and this new stitch utilizes the same techniques as the Simple Stitch […]

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Three different colors of the 1967 Beanie. A free hat knitting pattern! -- My Workbasket
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The Ribbed Beanie- A 1967 Redo

The 1967 Knit Beret did NOT work up like the picture showed but the finished result is beautiful and the pattern is here for free.  Since I wanted a ribbed hat I did the obvious thing and designed my own! This pattern is a little harder than the beret but still uses only basic stitches. Both […]

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Want to Learn Tunisian Crochet? Free video tutorial for the lovely Tunisian Knit Stitch -- My Workbasket
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Tunisian CAL- Block C- Tunisian Knit Stitch

So far this is my favorite Tunisian stitch of all! I’m hoping to design a hat that utilizes this thick and cozy stitch. This is the third block in our CAL! Are you following along? How are your squares coming? Here is the new stitch for Block C! The Tunisian Knit Stitch! Here is the […]

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Video tutorial of how to use Tunisian Crochet and make this Tunisian Crossed Stitch-- My Workbasket
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Tunisian Crossed Stitch- CAL Block B

Block B in the Tunisian Crochet Along is done in the Tunisian Crossed Stitch. It’s slightly more tricky then the Simple Stitch we did last week, BUT it is still easy to do. If you haven’t joined the CAL it isn’t to late! The total cost, including a basic hook, can be around $30 depending […]

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The colors I'll be using on my throw for the crochet along. -- My Workbasket
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Tunisian Throw CAL! Lion Brand Tunisian Throw Crochet-A-Long

Anyone interested in a crochet along? I found this blanket pattern recently while searching for more tunisian projects and fell in love with it. I kept trying to push it out of my head but just couldn’t, then a yarn that featured colors I liked went on sale, and now here we are! I like […]

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How to carve your own reusable stamps from erasers! Full photo tutorial-- My Workbasket
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Stamp Carving- Tutorial- Make Your Own Reusable Rubber Stamps

Most of you don’t know that this is not my first blog. I’ve actually be blogging in some form for almost 20 years! (My first one was before the word “blogging” existed and I was using html to format stuff.) There is a lot of pages that I have lost or abandoned over the years. […]

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Woven Knitting Pattern – Forest Floor Scarf

The August issue didn’t feature to awful many projects, but I needed a knitting project because I didn’t like the one I tried in the July issue. It was awkward stitching, and I felt the finished style was to loose, it didn’t look like the bobbles it claimed to be. So I started the basic […]

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Quick Strawberry Magnet Craft

The “Making Cents” column in the July 1983 issue featured one tiny little craft idea that I thought was super cute! A walnut shell strawberry magnet. I knew right away that I wanted to make it, but did wonder where I’d find a walnut shell in the middle of summer. I always put out mixed […]

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