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Have You Heard About Krochet Kids International?

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Talk about an inspiring and empowering story! 🙂

Truly amazing what these three young men on a mission were able to do. 

I happened to read about Krochet Kids via Lion Brand Yarns over the weekend and wanted to spread the word a bit, here at Veggies…

You can read more about what Krochet Kids is doing to help families all over the world here. 

And while you’re at their site, do check out their beautiful spring collection of unique items they have for sale.

I love reading win-win stories like this! Hope you enjoy this one too.

Need a Last Minute Crochet Gift to Make?

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I’ve always  making (and getting!) handmade gifts, at any time of year

There’s something so special about a present that someone took the time to make, large or small and in whatever type of craft it was created from.

I also  crochet, although I haven’t been doing that much “hooking” 😉 in the past year. I hope to get back to more crochet projects in 2014.

I found this short but well done Christmas crochet book:

Christmas Crochet Done In a Day 

over at Amazon recently and decided to give it a try.

 

Here’s my review from Amazon:

Christmas Crochet: Done In a Day features attractive holiday crochet projects that definitely would be doable in a day or two.

IMO, there is nothing better than handmade gifts at any time of year. The crafts in this book would make excellent holiday gifts that would be well received by the recipient.

Instructions are easy to understand.

In spite of it being a rather small book, there are projects that would appeal to young and old, two and four- legged pals too!

As an avid and long-time crocheter, I’m glad I downloaded a copy of Christmas Crochet: Done In A Day.”

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If you’d still like to make some crochet Christmas crafts but need a little inspiration, give this ebook a try. And do let me know what you make!

Happy Hooking and Holidays! 😉

One- Skein Wonders (Bargain) eBooks at Amazon!

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Lace One-Skein Wonders

only $2.51 for the eBook version

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Crochet One- Skein Wonders

only $2.91 for the eBook version

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I was soooo excited to find both of these eBooks on sale today, over at Amazon! 😉

I’ve been a fan of the “One Skein Wonders” book series for a long time.

These two are new to me and what a great buy they both are right now.

Stop by Amazon to read more (links above) and let me know if you give one or both of these a try.

I can’t wait to try some new projects from both of these eBooks.

Happy Crafting and Weekend! 🙂

More Great Freebies from Interweave :<)

Free Crochet Ideas: 7 Patterns for Crochet Gifts

Although I haven’t posted any crochet projects recently, I do ♥ to crochet too.

For a long while, I didn’t knit at all, only crochet. My switch (for the most part) to knitting was due in large part to the limited number of crochet patterns I could find, that I really liked.

Happily, more and more designers ARE creating wonderful and varied crochet patterns these days and I plan to get back to “hooking” quite soon. 😉

I recently received this pattern collection, courtesy of Interweave.

It’s easy to get your own free copy and NO SPAM or excessive emails in your inbox. I’ve been getting newsletters from Interweave for a long time and appreciate that very much.

With Christmas just around the corner, there are some great gift ideas included in this one. I particularly like the stunning market bag and the baby “Charlie Brown inspired” sweater. So cute. 🙂

Hope you enjoy these patterns too and do share what you are currently making, if you are a crafter.

I ♥ to hear about projects of all types, in progress or completed!

Happy Crafting! 🙂

Mum Market Bag

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I’ve wanted to make a crochet market bag for a long time.

Found this beautiful pattern over at Ravelry, created by Emily of Lab Coat Crochet (click to view her blog and pattern post).

I loved the “fancy” bottom/base on this bag that not only looks so pretty, it’s also practical too. Many crochet market bags are just two straight sides with no actual base for strength and durability.

An easy pattern to make but I wouldn’t suggest it if you dislike the CHAIN stitch. 😉 There’s a lot of repetitious chaining throughout. But the results IMO are worth it.

I made this bag in Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Grass (click to read my review of this yarn). It’s a blend of cotton and model fibers and not too stretchy, perfect for this kind of project. I used 3 skeins of stash yarn I had and was a bit short to complete the pattern as written so I cut down on the top border by two rows. Pattern as written is made in Peaches and Cream Cotton Yarn (2 skeins).

Happy Hooking! 🙂