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Make This: Simply Striped Baby Blanket

by M.E. Russell

Make This: Crocheted Gender-Neutral Baby Blanket

This project is brought to you by the following joyous news: I'm going to be an aunt! I'm over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet my first little niece or nephew. That's right, I said niece OR nephew, and that's because the gender isn't known yet! I'm too excited to wait around to find out whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, and I wanted to get started crocheting a blanket ASAP. I made this gender-neutral baby blanket from a sweet sunflower yellow and cute mint green with alternating white.      

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10 Cozy DIY Knitting & Crochet Home Decor Projects

10 Cozy DIY Knitting And Crochet Home Decor Projects

If you're into fiber arts, then you'll probably be as excited as I was to find these fun projects for your home. If you're not so good at knitting or crocheting, WAIT! Some of these projects are super easy, and you can always look up the basic stitches on YouTube (that's how I learn almost every new skill!). Keep reading to check out ten of my favorite yarn-based home decor projects.   

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Roundup: How to Make 15+ Christmas Stockings for the Holidays

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/06/2011

Young, old, cat, dog, everybody enjoys a discovering a filled stocking on Christmas morning. The BEST stockings have always been and will ever be homemade. From machine sewn to no-sew, from knit to crochet, in this round up, we've amassed hundreds--yes hundreds--of stocking tutorials to help you make this Christmas joyful and bright!

To ease ourselves into things, we're going to start with a super-simple  stocking-making video from Hobby...

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Crocheted Jingle Bell Garland

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

When I think of my grandmother, I think of crocheting, as she taught me how to do it. All grandmas and non-grandmas, whether they're crocheters or not, would love this bright and twinkly chained garland for their Christmas tree. Now, before you roll your eyes and say, 'BUT I CAN'T CROCHET', take note...this is soooo easy, ANYONE can do it. Even non-crocheters. So, let's get started.    


  • one package (50 count) 15mm jingle bells
  • ...

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Giant Doily Rug

by DIY Maven

Handmade Mega Doily Rug

This rug by Ladies and Gentlemen isn't exactly like my grandmother's crochet, although I'm guessing she would have been delighted by it. Made of cotton rope, the rug, available through the designers' Etsy shop ($600), measures 3" in diameter, but larger sizes are possible. Now for the 'inspiration' part of the an experienced crocheter, I'm thinking this project is entirely diy-able. We know what kind

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Real Men Crochet

by DIY Maven

created at: 05/19/2010

Recently I had to give up crochet, so when I see others carrying on the crochet torch I get a serious case of the warm and fuzzies. ESPECIALLY when the crocheter is a dude. Take Nathan Vincent for example who uses his mad talent to make very atypical crochet creations. He blends the generally perceived feminine art form of crochet with generally perceived masculine images. Take it from me, his work is exceptional. 

My grandma, the person who...

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23+ Potholder Patterns

by DIY Maven

Free Sewing Patterns For Potholders

Potholders are a great way to practice your sewing, crocheting and knitting techniques. They take very little fabric/yarn and you can whip one out faster than, say, a scarf or an afghan. The only tough part about making one is choosing which FREE

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by Bruno Bornsztein

I'm happy to introduce the latest member of the Curbly family of sites:



ManMade comes from Curbly's own Chris (Chrisjob) Gardner, who was tired of being told "guys can't knit!". It's a blog that focuses on crafty, creative, artsy and authentic projects that guys (and gals) everywhere will love.

Here's some of what he's covered so far:

  1. Super Crispy Homemade Pizza!
  2. How To: Fused Plastic Belt
  3. Food of the Year: Fried Chicken
  4. Magnetic Coffee Sleeve
  5. Top Ten Most Useful Kitchen Tools

You can also hook up with ManMade on Facebook and Twitter:


Please help us spread the word about this awesome new site!


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