Spa Basket Crochet Along – Winners!

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The Spa Basket Crochet-Along is over, and it was SO much fun! I’ve absolutely loved seeing all the beautiful baskets, particularly when they were all finished and full of goodies. All along, we’ve been showing you the wonderful prizes from our sponsors, so now let’s see who won them!

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Scrappy Stitchers Link Party #25

Fox Doll by Lalka Crochet - Most clicked in November's Scrappy Stitchers Link Party on StitchesNScraps.com

Our most clicked link in November was this Fox Doll by Lalka Crochet. What a cutie she is! Congrats Lalka! Who’s link will be most clicked in December? Remember, you don’t need to have a pattern or a blog, you can link to a project page or image file too. I’m hoping to see a merry link-up full of wonderful holiday projects this month.

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How a Pattern Happens – Math

Math - How a Pattern Happens - StitchesNScraps.com

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a crochet pattern? It’s different for everyone, but I thought it would be fun to share my process with all of you. This is part 3¬†of a series of behind-the-scenes posts, where you can join me as I work through a new design. This post¬†contains affiliate links (click for more info). If … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Seed Stitch Bow

Seed Stitch Bow - A free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Use this Seed Stitch Bow to trim your tree, or when wrapping the presents underneath it. It’s also a great addition to headbands and hats. The Red Heart Holiday yarn is soft and shimmery, and the seed stitch adds a bit of fun texture.

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Spa Basket Crochet Along – Giveaway reminder

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The Spa Basket Crochet-Along is nearly over. We’ve seen 12 lovely patterns from 12 amazing designers. Are you giving your basket as a gift? Or will you be keeping it for yourself? Either way, be sure to check out our sponsors sites for some great items to finish filling it. As you finish up your baskets, remember to enter the giveaway too!

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How a Pattern Happens – Swatching

Swatching - How a Pattern Happens - StitchesNScraps.com

Have you ever wondered what goes into designing a crochet pattern? It’s different for everyone, but I thought it would be fun to share my process with all of you. This is part 2 of a series of behind-the-scenes posts, where you can join me as I work through a new design.

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Free Pattern – Textured Tree Skirt

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Wrap your holiday tree in the simple elegance of this textured tree skirt. It’s made in Red Heart Holiday yarn, which is soft and puffy with a festive shimmer. Seed stitch gives it a subtle, all over texture, highlighted by lacy corner increases. The ribbon-like border adds a splash of color, finished with a decorative fan and picot edge.

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