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DIY Kit: Twist and Wrap Scarf

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Twist and Wrap Scarf ! If you're interested in ordering this as a kit (2 skeins of yarn, 4.5mm crochet hook, printed pattern instructions with tips on working with fancy yarn), then please send me a message and I'll reserve a kit for you! Kit will be available only in February 2017, for only US$5 (or 250 pesos) plus shipping (from Bohol, Philippines). Enjoy! ^_^

Hand-rolled Hem

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Learn something new today! How to make the hand-rolled hem. I learned this just this morning from a book I got from the Booksale several years ago. The book is called "The Art of Sewing: Delicate Wear" ( Time Life Books 1973 ). Good morning, Crochetology lovers! ^_^

Crocheting with Paper

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Some time ago I made some yarn using paper and cotton string. I simply got some Manila paper and cut it into strips and twisted it with cotton thread using a drop spindle. It wasn't easy at first but I soon got the hang of it. Today, I managed to crochet with my hand-spun paper yarn and made this headband. The flowers are crocheted using my own hand-dyed cotton-cashmere yarn. The headband uses an elastic for a good fit. Here are photos of the process, showing how I completed this project. Enjoy! :)

The Stellar Headband

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New pattern on Ravelry - The Stellar Headband! Free for Crochetology Subscribers : the simplest version of a multi-strand style headband. More designs coming in different strand colours and stitches! See http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-stellar-headband

Loving Crochet - More to Come

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First of all, I would like to thank you for supporting my efforts in keeping Crochetology. going and relevant. I started Crochetology around 2006 during one of the most difficult times in my life. I was still living in the city then and have just moved out of my mom's home to a temporary flat with my husband. This was when I started to experience health - physical and emotional - problems. In retrospect, this was the beginning of the severe depression that - after nearly 10 years - I have only started to manage with some success. While I am aware that the root of my problems need to be confronted and addressed, I have found crochet to be a much needed refuge during the darkest times. Now that I live in rural Bohol where we have a small backyard farm of ducks, pigs and chickens, farm life and the many duties and responsibilities it entails has given me the strength and resolve to keep getting better. Secondly, I'd like to take this moment to give you

What's New?

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For 2017 subscribers, I have a lot of projects and Crochetology problems and exercises lined up. I have been keeping notes, asking questions and finding answers.Some of these are: 1. How to convert a skirt pattern into a top-down cardigan pattern. 2. How do I determine what are standard measurements for standard sizes when crocheting garments? 3. How to crochet a sock. 4. Reconstructing a bolero pattern from a photo (no pattern crochet). 5. How to improvise if you make a mistake. 6. How to improvise if you can’t have the right multiples in a foundation chain/stitches. 7. How do I determine armhole sizes in seamless top-down garments? 8. Modifying a triangular shawl pattern to make a 3-way poncho/cowl. 9. Working with fancy yarn such as butterfly or ribbon yarn - how to make it easier. 10. New pattern - crochet hairband. 11. Can we get away with simple shapes for garments? No dec/inc, no shaping and yet have a garment that doesn’t looked ‘boxed up’? 12. Gettin

New Crochetology Exercises for 2017

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While having two sows farrow, a lot of work, but made sure that crocheting didn't get side-tracked! I am making lots of new projects, all of them are Crochetology exercises and Crochetology problems intended to help crocheters modify patterns and create new designs. Here are snapshots of some of the projects! I hope to be posting more in the next couple of weeks - that is, as soon as I get anew laptop - the old one is giving up on me!!