Crochet Some Hygge – Free Cozy Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Crochet Some HyggeCrochet Some Hygge

Here in California we have been having rain like crazy.




I mean seriously crazy! Inches and inches fall every week. I don’t think we typically get more than an inch or so. We have been in a severe drought situation for years…

Not anymore! I’m told we are not totally in the clear but we are no longer listed as severe – YAY!

Anyway, along with all that rain, it’s been unusually COLD. Typically we will have 70F degree days this time of year. NOPE! Not this winter.




So I decided to take advantage of still experiencing cold weather by setting a warm fire, getting my cup of tea, and work on some Hygge crochet!

What is Hygge?

‘ Hygge ’ (pronounced ‘Hoo-ga’) is a Danish word, which means coziness.

I love cozy! Don’t you?

Imagine snuggling on the sofa with a cozy blanket, wearing your favorite blanket sweater while crocheting, enjoying a hot meal with family, drinking a warm cup of tea -all that is Hygge.

We do already have tons of free afghan, baby blanket, baby bootiesnewborn cocoons, cup cozies, granny square blankets, rugs, shawls and wrap patterns that qualify as Hygge here on Karla’s Making It.

But I wanted to add a few more cozy patterns that I have left on my to do list from winter, so here you go…

Hygge Crochet Patterns on my To Do List

Free Crochet Socks Pattern
Hygge Socks!
Knee-high Socks
Hygge Knee-high Socks
Rocky Road
Hygge Rocky Road socks
Hygge Blanket Sweater
Hygge Blanket Sweater
Sweater
Hygge Sweater
Hygge poncho
Hygge poncho
Cabin In The Woods Afghan
Hygge Afghan
Hygge Hibernate Blanket
Hygge Hibernate Blanket

I have some original cozy patterns too you may be interested it…

Free Crochet Super Scarf Pattern from Karla’s Making It

or

Alice in Wonderland Inspired FREE Crochet Leg Warmers Pattern

So what do you think? Are you going to light a candle, get some tea and work on something Snuggly?

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I’m Still in the Mood for Afghans – Getting an Early Jump on Christmas Presents!

Free Crochet Blanket PatternsI’m Still in the Mood for Afghans – Getting an Early Jump on Christmas Presents!

I don’t know about you but I’m already thinking about next Christmas.  I don’t usually give handmade gifts for Christmas but I decided this year I just might. My crochet and knitting skills have improved to a level where I feel I can create something worthy of holiday gifting.

This year I decided I want to make more Afghans. That’s a GREAT goal, right? Wrong…

See, I have project ADD. I looooooove to start projects. The thrill of the hunt for the most superb project… Feeling all the lovely skeins until I find the ideal texture… Grouping different color combinations until I find the perfect shades…. Trying and frogging until I get the pattern down with no mistakes… Get to row 5 or 10 then – BAM!! – boredom set in.

I plead with my mind, “just do a few more rows.” I get to row 15 and the bargaining sets in.

“I know! How about if I do a few rows a day.  Sure it will take me a month longer but that’s manageable, right? I will do 15 rows tomorrow.” Gets on Pinterest…2 seconds later, my brain screams, “ohhhhhhhhhh look at that pretty pattern!!! I HAVE to try it!”

Searches stash to try it out. Now I have two Wip’s (works in progress)… and on and on and on until I get where I am today with 8 projects sitting here just begging me to work on them yet, I’m still on Pinterest!!

This has to stop!! If you have any ideas on how to keep motivated while working on a large daunting project, PLEASE let me know!! I really want to achieve my goal this year! Thanks! I know you’ll have some great ideas for me!!

Ok, well let’s get to it then.  I have been scouring through some darling patterns lately that I am trying to narrow down  for Christmas gifts. Let me know which ones you like.

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Granny Square Afghans

A classic Granny Square Pattern is always nice. Here’s a great FREE GRANNY SQUARE TUTORIAL from Kathryn Vercillo on Craftsy. I have made many squares in my day… really. I love trying them.  Unfortunately, I haven’t made enough of any one type to color scheme or anything to sew them together.  Someday….

Granny Square Afghan
Granny Square Afghan
Granny Square Afghan
Granny Square Afghan
Granny Square Afghan
Granny Square Afghan
from Clothogancho

Aren’t they wonderful? Check out some of the other work from Clothogancho. There a lot of nice inspiration there. (You may need access to a translation program, like Google Translate)

Granny Stripe Afghans

A couple variations on the Granny Square is the Granny Stripe, like these from Sugar Bee Crafts, or another by Black Sheep Wools.

Granny Stripe Blanket
Granny Stripe Blanket
from Sugar Bee Crafts
granny stripe from blacksheepwools
granny stripe from black sheep wools

Large Granny Square Afghans

And the just-keep-going-with-the-granny-square idea like these from Kostenka and Large Granny Square Blanket by Gillian

large granny square blanket by Kostenka
Large granny square blanket by Kostenka
Large Granny Square Blanket by Gillian
Large Granny Square Blanket by Gillian

A few other “square” patterns caught my eye.  Like this one from Annabels Armoire on Ravelry.  She used the Flower Burst Square by Chris Simon and added a wonderful border!

Annabel's big bed blanket
Annabel’s big bed blanket

Any pattern from Lucy at Attic 24 always catches my eye! One of my WIP’s is her Neat Ripple Pattern. Lucy’s Summer Garden Granny Square is quite lovely too.

Summer Garden Granny Square
Summer Garden Granny Square from Lucy at Attic 24

This amazing creation also strikes my fancy. It is a free pattern from a wonderful website called Purl Soho! Since I have been learning to knit, I have been there a TON!  I wonder if I’ll ever be able to finish all these in my lifetime! I need more hours in a day!!!!!

granny purl soho
Granny Square from Purl Soho

Sampler Afghans

Sampler Blankets seem like a nice idea to keep from getting bored. They are also great Stash Busters!! I may try one of these beauties as well!

Fantasy Blanket by Ana
Fantasy Blanket by Ana
Rainbow sampler blanket
Rainbow Sampler Blanket by Kristen
Mixed stitch stripey blanket by Julie
Mixed stitch stripey blanket by Julie

A few more crochet blankets / afghan patterns that I am interested in making are the Harlequin Blanket from Solveig, as well as a variation of the Harlequin called the Spicy Diamond by Kristen.

Harlequin blanket
Harlequin Blanket from Solveig
The Spicy Diamond
The Spicy Diamond by Kristen

Up for a challenge? Try these babies!!

Tides of Change
Tides of Change by Frank O’Randle
Bohemian Oasis by DROPS Design
Bohemian Oasis by DROPS Design
Pineapple Squares Throw
Pineapple Squares Throw

So those are my ideas for crossing off a few family members off my Christmas List! How about you? What’s your favorite Afghan / Blanket Pattern? Let me know in the comments below or Tag me in a photo on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page!!

You may be interested in –  More Free Afghan Patterns

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New FREE Crochet Granny Square Patterns

New FREE Granny Square Pattern 9-2015

New FREE Crochet Granny Square Patterns

Craftsy Back to School supplies & classes sale ends tomorrow, 9/9 @11:59pm MT!
Craftsy Back to School supplies & classes sale ends tomorrow, 9/9 @11:59pm MT!

Granny Squares are a Crochet staple and can be used for so many projects, although blankets are my favorite. I have seen many fabulous purses, amigurumi , pillows, scarves, and even lamp shade covers! They are so versatile and can add such detail to a project. Have you even made anything from Grannies that wasn’t a blanket?

All of these Free Crochet Granny Square Patterns are free at the time of this posting.  But, designers have the right to change their mind, and often do.  So if you see one you particularly like, print or work it up now before it’s gone forever!

Enjoy!!

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Through the Tulips
Through the Tulips
Enough Love to Go...
Enough Love to Go…
Cow Parsley Square
Cow Parsley Square
Victorian Lattice
Victorian Lattice
Easy skull square
Easy skull square
Crocodile Stitch - Dahlia
Crocodile Stitch – Dahlia

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Garden Bug Blanket
Garden Bug Blanket
October Square
October Square
Twist & Shake
Twist & Shake
10-Petal Square
10-Petal Square
Snowflake square
Snowflake square
Grannie's Red Flower
Grannie’s Red Flower
Sweetest Baby Blanket
Sweetest Baby Blanket
STANDOUT STAR
STANDOUT STAR
Cheerful Blooming
Cheerful Blooming
Daisies Square
Daisies Square
No. S-417
No. S-417
Lily Pond
Lily Pond
Larksfoot Granny
Larksfoot Granny
Lise
Lise

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For even more Free Crochet Granny Square Patterns Free Crochet Granny Square Pattern Page on Karla’s Making It!

I hope you have found some Granny Square inspiration here today!! If you have any questions or comments, the best way to reach me is through the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page. While you are there, click the like button so you can keep updated with any new patterns or other content. If you prefer Twitter or Instagram, that’s fine too but I check there less often. I can’t wait to hear from you. Thanks!!

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Free Crochet Halloween Patterns, DIY Glow in the Dark Yarn, and Specials from Yarnspirations and Red Heart Yarn

Free Halloween Crochet Patterns, DIY Glow in the Dark Yarn, and Specials from Yarnspirations and Red Heart Yarn

Hi All!! Halloween is getting closer and it’s time to start those spooky projects! And, of course, Karla’s Making It is here with inspiration, information and savings!!

Free Halloween Crochet Patterns
Candy Corn Banner from Red Heart Get Spooky! eBook

RedHeart’s new eBook GET SPOOKY!

Red Heart Get Spooky!

First I would like to share RedHeart’s new eBook GET SPOOKY! It is a great one this year filled with festive party decorations, treats for the little ones and fun things to wear. They have showcased themes including Skulls & Bones, Ghost & Pumpkin Party, Bats & Spiders and Candy Corn & Treats. Look through the pages for the spooky projects that speak to you and get your yarn, hook and needles together to make this the spookiest Halloween ever!

Red Heart Get Spooky!

Save Save Save!!

Red Heart – Save 15% Off Your Order at Redheart.com with Promo Code: SPOOKY15 Promo Code Valid from August 22, 2015 – October 31, 2015. Promo codes are case sensitive.

Yarnspirations – Get Ready for the Spookiest Night of the Year with Yarnspirations and their collection of free Halloween Patterns!! Fall into Autumn with 25% off All Yarn! This offers last only 4 days (September 6) so hurry!!

Michaels usually has a great selection of yarn on sale too! And, if your favorite yarn isn’t on sale this week, you can usually find at least a 40% off coupon! I LOVE using these to stock up on Simply Soft (no dye lot) yarn or even my favorite colors of large cotton skeins!

This Week's Coupon at Michaels.com

DIY Glow in the Dark Yarn

Glow in the Dark Yarn

Tanya Naser from HodgePodge Crochet shows us how to “dye” yarn with Folk Art Glow in the Dark Paint Acrylic Paint. Imagine all the fun you can have with this stuff on Halloween!!

Free Halloween Crochet Patterns

Finally, without further ado, here is a new selections of Free Halloween Crochet Patterns, never before featured before here on Karla’s Making It! Get those hooks, make some glow in the dark yarn, and get hooking!!

Candy-clops
Candy-clops
Trick or Treat Afghan
Trick or Treat Afghan
Spooky Crochet Throw
Spooky Throw
Pumpkin Afghan
Pumpkin Afghan
Macrame Afghan
Macrame Afghan
Spiral Spider Web
Spiral Spider Web
PUMPKIN COASTERS
Pumpkin Coasters
Candy Corn Pouch
Candy Corn Pouch
Free Crochet Halloween Patterns
Click here for more Free Crochet Halloween Patterns from Karla’s Making It

For even more Free Crochet Halloween Patterns – including one of my favorites, the Halloween Cup Cozy Pattern from Repeat Crafter Me – visit the Free Crochet Halloween Pattern Page on Karla’s Making It!




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Update on The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Flower Rug Ever Challenge and a New Sweepstakes from my favorite yarn company!

Crochet Flower RugUpdate on The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Flower Rug Ever Challenge and a New Sweepstakes from my favorite yarn company!

 

Hello My Crocheting Friends,




The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Rug Ever Challenge has been a very popular post here on Karla’s Making It and I wanted to give you an update on my progress.

If you remember, we have been drooling over these fabulous rugs…

UPDATE – The Dahlia Flower Crochet Rug Pattern is now available in the KMI Shop!

Crochet Flower Rug

Man, every time I look at these I want one so badly!

I have been working with flower patterns, crocheting my little fingers to the bone and of course having a lot of do-overs. You know how it goes.

But I think I may have created something I can use here.  I have been playing around with stitches and sizes. I don’t have a final final pattern created but I’m so darn close.

Maybe a vote is in order?? What do you think?

Crochet Flower Rug

Above is the first pattern I came up with for the Crochet Flower Rug.  As you can see, it is super large at about 14 inches. (wouldn’t that make a great pillow?!?).

It may be good for a huge living room rug, but I was thinking maybe a little smaller – even for a large room rug. Maybe 12 inch or even 10 inch flowers?

From what I can see in my favorite of the three Crochet Flower Rug Patterns below, it shows 8 flowers across.  

So based on my calculations, if I used the 14 inch flower, I would have a final product of 9 feet across (assuming I would use all the same size flowers in the rug).




The 12 inch flower would produce an 8 foot side and the 10 inch would make a 6.5 foot side.  I think that may be what I’m looking for in a living room rug.  

But, lets back up for a minute.  I really want to finish at least one crochet flower rug so I’m thinking of starting with a smaller kitchen rug for my first go at it.

Crochet Flower Rug

Which brings us to the smaller flowers I came up with.  I played around with different size stitches and hooks and these are my three favorites below.  

The ones on the left are about 7 x 7 in and the center smaller one is 6 x 6 in.

Crochet Flower Rug

I like the pattern of the small center one the best. In my opinion, it has the perfect sized petals and a nice soft texture (yes, I have been walking on them) that bounces back and isn’t too uneven to walk on.

Crochet Flower Rug

What do you think? Can you picture a cute cozy little kitchen rug made out of these lovely flowers?

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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new yarns from yarnspirations

Yarnspirations wants to send you a Prize Pack of their new yarn!  Click here to enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 New Yarn Prize Packs from Yarnspirations!! I entered  and you better too before it’s too late! Good Luck!!  I sure hope one of us wins. If you do, please let me know so I can celebrate with you!!

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Thank you my crocheting friend for visiting me today! I truly appreciate you reading my random thoughts and creative ideas. I hope you’ll come again soon.

In the meantime, you can check out the hundreds of free patterns here on Karla’s Making It. From Afghans to Zebra Wreaths, you will find it here!  I would love to showcase your free pattern!! Send me a couple images and a link to your website and I will add it for my readers.

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How to Provide Comfort to a Loved One by Crocheting a Prayer Shawl

Prayer shawl

How to Provide Comfort to a Loved One by Crocheting a Prayer Shawl

(Bonus – Mother’s Day Gift Idea, Story Lockets – a steal!!)

Prayer Shawl
Friendship Shawl by RedHeart

Creating a prayer shawl is a warm gesture of compassion and comfort for anyone that needs healing or even just reassuring a hug. When bad things happen to someone we know, we sympathize with their pain and discomfort and can offer solace through our creativity.  Prayer shawls are a great project for not only helping to heal the recipient, but a great catalyst for healing ourselves.

You can call it whatever you want: Prayer Shawl, Comfort Shawl, Friendship Shawl, Peace Shawl, etc. The point is to offer blessings and/or healing to someone going through a rough time.  In addition, Prayer shawls are not only for a tragedy, but also wonderful gifts for celebrations like pregnancies and weddings.

Reasons for a Prayer Shawl

  • Person undergoing a medical procedure
  • For a loss or times of stress
  • During bereavement
  • Marriages or birth of a baby
  • During an illness and recovery
  • Graduation
  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Holiday Gift
  • Or just because

With every stitch, you can pray for (or send intention to) a loved one or someone else in distress.  It is an opportunity to inspire, embrace, and celebrate, as well as to send strength, hope, and encouragement to anyone who needs it.

Many people think that Prayer Shawls are an indication of a specific religious tradition. That could not be further from the truth. Prayer Shawls are a comforting project whether you consider yourself spiritual or not. Below you will find information about the process of creating a prayer shawl even when you don’t pray.

Prayer Shawl
Pink Ribbon Shawl by Yarnspirations

Receiving a Prayer Shawl

A Prayer Shawl is a wonderful keepsake that offers comfort and warmth that can be handed down through generations or across to friends, offering recipients a reminder that there is someone who cares for them. The shawls are like a warm hug helping recipients to deal with difficult times; an illness, disaster, or grieving the loss of a loved one.  The person can physically feel the hope, warmth, love and care that went into each and every stitch.

Making a Prayer Shawl

The process of making a Prayer Shawl has as many benefits as receiving one.  Your own troubles melt away as you concentrate on intentionally sending good thoughts and blessings to the person who will receive your gift.  It relieves our sense of helplessness when there is nothing else we can do to ease their pain. It connects you to another person spiritually, opening up your heart and bringing prayer or meditation into your life.  It offers an excuse to pursuing creative projects and offers companionship by joining a crafting prayer/meditation group. Finally it can help you heal old wounds by offering comfort to those who are dealing with issues you went through.

If You Do Pray

This is a personal process and these are suggestions only. You could start with a prayer and a blessing as you begin your project.  Your blessings, kind words, and intentions are continued throughout the project.  You can finish with a final blessing before it is sent on it’s way.

Touching someone elses heart is so comforting to me.  I made an extra large shawl for a friend of mine who’s baby was born with heart issues.  She was so thankful and even cried when I gave it to her.  To this day, she occasionally will send me a text of a heart when she and little Kasidy are wrapped up together in their shawl.

prayer shawl
Comfort Shawl by Lion Brand Yarns

Practices for People who don’t Pray

There are no official practices to crafting a Prayer Shawl. This is a personal endeavor and whatever you are comfortable doing during the project is up to you.  You can simply think good thoughts about the recipient, or you can intentionally send strength and healing.  You can repeat a phrase, such as, “I wish you good health,” or focus on love and compassion as you make your stitches. You could choose a quiet space with dim lighting, burn a candle or incense, or whatever else you choose for meditative crafting.

You don’t even have to make a shawl! Chemo caps, baby blankets, lapghans, scarves, and many other items are wonderful for prayer crafting. See the Free Crochet Pattern Index for other choices in meditative crochet.

My Recommendations

I have gotten some books over the past years with prayer shawl patterns in them that I really enjoyed making.  I will add links at the bottom of this post with my recommendations for books you can pick up that have wonderful patterns and some also have touching stories.  Another amazing book is Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet by author Kathryn Vercillo. Kathryn is an expert on using crafting to heal.

You can visit the Free Crochet Shawl and Wrap Patterns for some FREE shawl patterns. I recommend using a cuddly, warm and cozy yarn like Bernat Caron Simply Soft Light Yarnor Lion Brand Homespun Yarn.  They are both available at Michaels and there are even a 40% off coupon this week!

If you don’t personally know anyone who you could make a prayer shawl for, then visit my Crochet (or Knit) for Charity Page for places that would love to receive your donation. Alternatively, you could contact a local hospital, hospice, or church to see if you can join a charity gifting group or if they take donations. If you cannot find anything locally, then think about a cause that you care about (Cancer, Organ Transplantation, Premature Babies) and contact that group to ask where they accept donations.

How has it helped you to make or receive a knit or crochet prayer shawl? Which prayers, affirmations or thoughts do you use when crafting for others? Share in the comments below!

Karla’s Recommended Books for crocheting Prayer Shawls

Bonus – Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Right now Michael’s Arts and Crafts has Story Lockets on SALE at 30% off!! Have you seen these? They are so lovely.  My kiddos got me one last year for Mother’s Day and I truly cherish it.  They put each of their birthstones inside as well as a Mom heart, a seahorse and a shell (because I LOVE the beach). There are SO MANY charms available, you can create a one-of-a-kind gift that is so special.

Story Lockets and Michaels Arts and Crafts
Story Lockets from Michaels Arts and Crafts

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Crocheting with Beads – How to Resources and Inspiration!

Crocheting with Beads – How to Resources and Inspiration

Ready to take your crochet to the next level? Once you know how to crochet – even just a single crochet, you can embellish with beads creating beautiful, one of a kind projects. Bead Crochet turns basic crochet scarves, clothing, purses, hats, flowers, and more into sparkling masterpieces!

Check these out!

bead crochet at Karla's Making It

Photo Credit: Beads Beads Beads Doily Pattern. Barefoot Sandals Pattern. Festival Shawl by Lyn Robinson Pattern. Beaded Bag & Belt Crochet Pattern. Woodland Trail Headband Pattern.

Fabulous! See how adding a few beads can make a beautiful project even more beautiful?

In her book, The Beaded Edge: Inspired Designs for Crocheted Edgings and Trims, Midori Nishida shows you how to add a personal touch with beautiful beaded trims. The book offers 18 designs created with simple thread, a crochet hook, beading needle, and inexpensive beads. She also authored The Beaded Edge 2: More Inspired Designs for Crocheted Edgings and Trims.

Another great resource for bead crochet is Lily Chin’s book Knit and Crochet with Beads. Lily will take your crochet (or knitting!) to a whole new level with stylish designs and easy step-by-step instructions. She will inspire you to incorporate beads into masterful designs to add to clothing, pockets, collars, and pillows! This book is wonderful for all skill levels. Lily organized the book into techniques, whether you want to weave beads into a project or embellish completed projects. This is Lily’s 3rd book. She is also the author of Lily Chin’s Crochet Tips & Tricks: Shortcuts and Techniques Every Crocheter Should Know and Couture Crochet Workshop.

Bead Crochet is not just for embellishing clothing. You can create one of a kind jewelry pieces as well. In her online video Crocheting with Beads Online Class at Annie’s, Ellen Gormley teaches beginners bead crochet techniques including how to choose beads, which yarns to use, other beading tools and gadgets, 5 techniques using beads, along with patterns including a tube bracelet, wristlet clutch, shawlette, keyhole scarf, herringbone pendant and cat portrait.

Need to get down to the bare bones basics? Check out this Free Craftsy Tutorial, Just Bead It: How to Crochet with Beads. Here Ashly Little provides the basics with links to some fabulous patterns for inspiration.

Here’s a picture tutorial on How To Crochet: Single Crochet with Beads.

Leisure Arts has a few interesting books on Bead Crochet. Embellished Crochet which features easy embroidery and beads designs that dress up a stylish collection of eight fashions featuring (one of my favs!!) Caron International’s Simply Soft worsted weight yarn. Another interesting book by Leisure Arts is this Elegant Beaded Bags in Crochet 12 Designs for every occasion! At the very least, take a peek at these bags.  They are gorgeous!

Need more inspiration?

bead crochet at Karla's Making It

Photo Credit: Elise Shawl by Evan Plevinski. Strawberry Hat with Daisy and Ladybug button by Anna caron. Flower applique by Vendula Maderska. Crochet pin cushion by Ksenia Lark (Ksenia Design). Fritillary Shawl by Aparna Rolfe. Star Decoration by Lucy of Attic24. Beaded Crochet Roses by YHcrochet. Girl’s purse – San Francisco collection by Vendula Maderska. The Secret Garden by Lily Go.

Just Wow! Some amazing work from these talented designers. What are you inspired to crochet with beads? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below. Also, I would like to see your creations; tag me in a photo on Facebook! If you prefer Twitter or Instagram, I’m there too! I can’t wait to hear from you.

Check out the Free Patterns Index to find hundreds of patterns you can add beads to!

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