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Note: Many people contact me to ask me about crochet patterns. I blog about many different crochet artists, designers and writers. Often, they do have pattern for free or for sale; if they do, I have linked to them in the original post. You can always find links to my sources in the posts so try tracing through those to find what you’re seeking. If there is no link to a pattern then it is because I do not know of a pattern that is available. Hope this helps!

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knghtwolf1971
knghtwolf1971

you have a pattern that features the purple flower granny square afghan along with various squares listed as a free pattern from bernat. yet when you click on the link , it does not take you to the pattern. :(

RolgaYogaCikitsa
RolgaYogaCikitsa

I'm seeking a vegan alternative for wool - specifically to make dryer balls. any ideas on what natural fibers shrink or meld together when washed & dried like wool does? many thanks

singersewer
singersewer

Is there a way to shorten a chevron crochet afghan from the bottom? The first 30 rows are wide stripes of color, but now I want the stripes to be narrower. Can I remove half the widths of two wider bands of color and somehow graft them back together in narrower stripes of color? In other words, I could use the Kitchener stitch to graft stripes together if this were knitting. Is there an equivalent technique in crochet?

sonjalv
sonjalv

i printed a crochet pattern ,I first had to translated from Dutch to english,THis word "Knob" and "hstgm' dbstgm' and is there a differnece between "Bud stitch and Popcorn?

Really appreciate any in put,I have tried searching and the "lm" i found is a chain stitch!

Thank You

Sonja

woolenchickadee.blogspot.com

StephK
StephK

I had a miscarriage last summer (7 months ago) at 11 weeks. I was completely devastated. I read many, many blog posts about healing from miscarriage, and 1 of them suggested crafting such as knitting or crochet. I made my husband a huge knitted scarf. It helped focus me, and sometimes I cried when I was knitting. My friends were making blankets for babies in the NICU, and I decided to make blankets to donate for bereaved parents. It was hard, because I bought yarn labeled "baby," but I told myself it was to keep me from avoiding the pain of grief. More than productive, it felt important. It was spiritual. I would think about the family, holding their baby in the hospital in the blanket I was making, and what I would say to them, what they were going through. I felt connected to this family that I may never know. I cried, and I spoke to my baby while crocheting. I think crochet provided a safer space to grieve. I brought the blanket to the dr's office, where I was depressed being around the pregnant women after my loss. When I got pregnant again, I worried about the new baby, and I brought the blanket on the train and to the dr's office. Sitting in the office for sometimes more than an hour, I could end up ruminating about my fears, and the crochet helped me focus on breathing, staying in the moment, and the reality that there was nothing I could do, and that I didn't know anything yet. This weekend, I washed the cat hair and cat dander out of the blanket and little tiny hats, and put them in a plastic bag to protect them from our cat mistaking them for a squirrel. I edited the letter to the bereaved family, and I will give it all to the leader of the support group this week. I'm really proud of myself for finishing the blanket and hats, and for facing my grief in a healthy way (most of the time), instead of drinking it away or eating bad things. I got more rainbow yarn (rainbows are gender-neutral and more interesting than green and yellow), and I'm making another blanket, because the grief doesn't go away, even with a new pregnancy. I think without crochet, and without using a yarn labeled "baby," I would have ended up dealing with my grief in unhealthy ways.

Cathy the Bagg Lady
Cathy the Bagg Lady

@knghtwolf1971 If the link doesn't take you to a pattern you can go to the site and use the search section for the pattern. If that doesn't work you can ask if it is in their archive. Not finding a pattern seems to be a problem for many yarn sites.

CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderator

@sonjalv I'm not sure Sonja. I know that there are similar stitches to popcorn (cluster, bobble) but I'm not actually sure what bud stitch is.

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@StephK Thank you so much for sharing your powerful, important story. I am so touched. Hugs!!

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