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Wednesday February 12th, 2014

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How To Crochet: The Basics

Illustrations by Libby VanderPloeg. If there’s ever been a winter that makes you want to curl up indoors with a warm and wooly craft project, the winter of 2014 is it. It feels like this cold weather will never end–which makes it the perfect time to batten down the hatches and get crafting! Crochet is a fantastic new…

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Wednesday February 6th, 2013

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Knitting DIY: Mary-Heather Cogar’s Heart Pins

Today’s knitting DIY comes from Mary-Heather Cogar, an Albuquerque-based crafter with a penchant for all things yarn! In addition to being the vice president of operations at, a prominent online community for knitters, Mary-Heather offers her knitwear designs on her personal website, Rainy Day Goods. — Max Valentine’s Day is coming soon, but I think…

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Wednesday January 30th, 2013

Wednesday January 23rd, 2013

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Knitting DIY: Danielle Henderson’s Chunky Cowl

Above photo by Maxwell Tielman. All other photos by Danielle Henderson. Thanks to Jen Heuer for being our model! Last week, we showed you the bare-bones basics of knitting. Today, we’re continuing our knitting craze with a beautiful and simple cowl created by writer/crafter Danielle Henderson. In addition to answering some questions about her crafting…

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Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

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diy project: chunky finger-knit pillow

My knitting skills are pretty basic, but I’ve been wanting to expand them, especially for home projects. After a failed attempt at a blanket last winter, I hung up my needles and haven’t really returned to knitting since. This simple knit pillow tutorial is just the kind of project to pull me back, even in the…

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Wednesday January 26th, 2011

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Friday February 5th, 2010

diy, products, rugs and flooring by 9

new angela adams + needlecraft

good morning! i thought i’d kick off today with this beautiful new “jilly” rug from angela adams. i love the seaweed-green and “late afternoon-inspired” color palette angela uses here and can’t wait to see this in person at the design shows this spring (i also love her forest rug, bottom right). angela’s new rugs will…

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Thursday January 28th, 2010

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diy, diy projects by 13

diy project: bottle cozy

diy project: bottle cozy

for those of you with little ones, this diy project might come in handy. jennifer hagler at a merry mishap posted a great tutorial on making crocheted cozies for glass baby bottles. they’re quick, easy, affordable and practical. click here for the full instructions!

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Wednesday March 4th, 2009

Wednesday February 11th, 2009

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diy project: anneli’s rag pillows

diy project: anneli’s rag pillows

this fun project comes from d*s reader anneli martin of bird and lard. anneli had an old bed linen and a duvet cover that she didn’t want to throw away, so she cut them into one inch strips and crocheted these two giant floor pillows. i think the result is fantastic, and definitely a great…

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Wednesday April 30th, 2008

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diy project: julie’s crochet bath rug

diy project: julie’s crochet bath rug

today’s second diy project comes from designer julie reed. in addition to crocheted and sewing some beautiful pieces for her etsy shop, julie also knows her way around a mean crocheted bath rug. and since i’ve still got affordable bath decor on the brain from last week, i thought this would be the perfect project…

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Wednesday February 27th, 2008

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diy wednesdays: knitted french press cozy

diy wednesdays: knitted french press cozy

this project was a fun way to combine two of our current obsessions: coffee and knitting. derek recently discovered the art of home roasting coffee beans, and decided he needed a french press to better enjoy his brew. the coffee tastes great, but since the press isn’t insulated, it gets cold real quick. what to…

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