Free Crochet Pattern: Two-Color Shawl

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. If you’d like this pattern in the standard easy-print PDF layout, without my commentary and with crochet symbol diagrams, you can purchase it here. As a technical editor it’s my job to use all my left-brain prowess to make crochet patterns error-free, clear, and consistent. Trying to do that can be akin to tackling a giant logic puzzle, like an evil-level Sudoku. But when I’m designing, it’s my right brain …

Crafty Tip: Crochet Stitch Markers

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Today’s crafty tip: Crochet stitch markers also work wonders as elastic and drawstring threaders. Today’s crafty tip: Crochet stitch markers also work wonders as elastic and drawstring threaders. A post shared by Lindsey Stephens (@the_lindsey_life) on Aug 9, 2017 at 6:43am PDT

What I’m Making Now: Bat Mitzvah Blanket

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Last year, we started planning my daughter’s bat mitzvah. I was filled with ALL the gushy maternal emotions: My baby is growing up; she’s becoming a young woman! *sob* *tears* Her bat mitzvahwould be in January, and I told her that I would knit or crochet her anything she wanted for the occasion. We went on a massive hunt through Ravelry to look at options. There was a brief moment …

The Bucket Is Back

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Anyone who knows me can tell you that the local Target is like my second home. I’m there way more often than I should be, and it’s frankly embarrassing how much money I’ve saved with the 5% off red card. During one of my multitudinous shopping trips a couple years back, I purchased a metal beverage tub. Normal people fill it with ice and then plop in all the canned …

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Free Crochet Pattern: Fiona Mitts

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. This is a free crochet pattern. To view my other free patterns and project guides, click here. A Special Free Crochet Pattern: Fiona Mitts These fingerless mitts are the perfect bit of luxury. A stretchy stitch pattern means the mitt conforms comfortably to your hand for a perfect fit. Crochet short rows provide delicate wrist shaping.   To purchase an ad-free pdf of this pattern, click here. Finished Measurements 5.25 inches …

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Fabric Bookmark Experiments

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I need to craft – I feel lost when I’m not making something. But the problem is that I’m running out of space to store decorative objects around the house. I could make room by tossing out a kid or two, but for some reason my husband doesn’t seem too keen on that idea. So, until the kids move out of their own volition (craft room! personal office!), I’m focused …

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I love coffee. After my last trip to Texas, I had my dad mail me back some of my belongings so I could make room to fit about 100 K-cups into my checked baggage instead. My aunt had said that I could take whatever I wanted from the hospitality suite she had arranged for my daughter’s bat mitzvah. I dare you to tell me you wouldn’t have done the exact …

New Beginnings

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Today, I’m changing my website from Poetry in Yarn to The Lindsey Life. Why the change? When I started Poetry in Yarn in 2010, crochet was my one true crafting love. I soon added knitting to my yarny repertoire. While yarn crafting does and will always have a special place in my heart, I’ve begun to branch out with my making and creating. The craft classes I teach have had …

Free Crochet Pattern: Premie Hat

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. This is a repost of a blog post I wrote back in 2009 with a free crochet pattern for a premie hat. Enjoy! At this year’s CGOA Professional Development Day we had the chance to make items for Knit for Needs, a charity that distributes knitted and crocheted items to those in need across the United States. Lion Brand provided a variety of yarn for us to work with. I …

My Carpal Tunnel Backstory

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Since I’m going to be mentioning the fact I have carpal tunnel syndrome, I thought it would be a good idea to give a little background on my experience with carpal tunnel. I’ve always known that I was at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome. I was (and am) the poster child for repetitive hand movements. My typical day would involve 4-5 hours at a computer and 3 hours of …