Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cushion Crafting Crochet 101

Oftentimes, you’ll be looking a couple of stray blocks and wonder what to do with them. I like to just make cushions to match whatever the other blocks were doing. I recently joined gifted blocks into two afghans for a … Continue reading

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Bordering Afghans

I finally finished all the edging and thought about what pattern I would use to border this beautiful group collaboration effort, that I was responsible for unifying. My first thoughts were:

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Bordering the No-Hook-Out afghans

So satisfying to ‘free-hand’ borders! Join is No-Hook-Out (TM) Continuous, developed by yours truly and found here. Very interesting and quick to do. I joined 25 – 9″ blocks in just under 3 hours! (It took me about 10 minutes … Continue reading

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No-Hook-Out Continuous Continues….

I recently had the pleasure of joining for our Ravelry group, two comfort’ghans for a member whose husband had surgery. I received quite a few blocks in the mail, and sorted them into blocks suitable for one or the other … Continue reading

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Continuous No-Hook-Out Join Tutorial for Afghan Blocks of any size

No-Hook-Out (TM) Continuous Join Tutorial for Afghan Blocks of any size and yarn weight  c. 2016 Margaret MacInnis Materials: You need about 100 g (170 yds) of heavy worsted or aran-weight yarn for every 8-10 blocks of 12” each for … Continue reading

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A’ Chà isg sona or Chicken Feed Happy Easter 12″ Crochet Block

Happy Easter A’ Chà isg sona Chicken Feed Block Materials Yarn—heavy worsted or aran-weight: Color A and Color B Color A could be further divided in Color A1 and Color A2 (same intensity, similar shades–or highly contrasted dissimilar ) Color … Continue reading

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Gingko Knit Shawl off the needles

Pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ginkgo-crescent Yarn Paton’s Silk Bamboo in Sapphire–I used just shy of 4 skeins for the 216/8 st version. (about 385 yds). Needle–I used 5 mm (US 8) circular needle Gauge–my gauge was close to 18 sts in 4 inches

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Canada geese

Photo taken at my farm in rural Saskatchewan. This was one of 6 or 8 sets of parents and goslings. When the goslings are a little older and get their wings, they are called fledglings. A group of Canada goose … Continue reading

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Canada Goose Border Tutorial

Canada Goose Border Tutorial Block worked  by vegasangelbrat, border by me, block pattern by Julie Yeager, Firenze, available for purchase here. c. 2016 Margaret MacInnis For BAMMM SHAZAAM–your blocks should be pre-bordered with 39 side sts + 1 st per … Continue reading

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February 2016 Promise Me Spring Crochet Afghan Block 12″

After a rather intense testing session, and some judicious red-penning, the pattern Promise Me Spring 12″ Afghan Block has been released on Ravelry. The pattern sells for 2.99, unless you are smart enough to come here for the CODE to … Continue reading

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