The new "Essentia" magazine is online.
The new Crochet Corner newsletter is also online.
2nd blogiversary contest
Planet June is having a contest to win one of her patterns or a mouse she has made herself - very cute. If you're like me and can't decide between the mouse and the pattern, don't worry - just post twice to enter both contests.
It's been a little warm here in the MD area and somehow sewing worsted weight motifs together doesn't seem too appealing. Here's a lighter pattern.
If you are one of the folks who wear Crocs (or "Croc like" shoes), you can make them a bit fancier by using some of these trims. My beloved won't let me make any for his Crocs;)
Since it's vacation time for lots of folks, maybe you'd like a quicker project to work on - this, of course, is a link for a friendship shawl pattern.
Another link for a friendship shawl pattern.
And another link for a shawl pattern, this one is a butterfly shawl pattern.
Do you want to crochet for peace? Here's a really cool crocheted square. a peace sign.
Maybe you are preparing for a wedding at this time and can't figure out what type of wedding favors to have. Lion Brand has a few patterns for a wedding favor sachet. I can't imagine crocheting them for a really large guest list, but I'm sure there are more ambitous people than I am out there.
This is a strange little square and I think I will try this pattern out for a baby afghan...it would definitely be different....
Okay, so maybe crocheted squares don't float your boat. How about some ripple patterns?
I have seen this "Last Supper" pattern made in filet crochet. (It was hung in a nursing home I visited for my job.) It is absolutely amazing to look at and takes up a ton of time. Check it out.
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