Book Review: Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter

Curvy Girl Crochet by Mary Beth Temple

Curvy Girl Crochet: 25 Patterns that Fit and Flatter by Mary Beth Temple Review by Keturah Ariel I loved this book. I am not considered plus size, but my size large is on the list, so I was able to find many designs that would fit me well and were created with me in mind. When I say me, I really mean ME! Size large is sometimes grouped with both regular and plus size as if no one really understands or knows what to do with it. In many regular patterns, my size is the one that contains the most … [Read more...]

Plus Size Fashion: Sporty Chic

  J.Tomson Plus Size by goreti featuring artificial flowers   #jtomsonplussize by bellamonica featuring patterned sofas … [Read more...]

Plus Size Fashion: Little Black Dress

  jtomsonplussize.com by bellamonica featuring lips makeup … [Read more...]

Yarn Review: Knit Picks Dishie

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Knit Picks Dishie Yarn Review by Aldonia Seccession Fiber Content: 100% Cotton Weight: WorstedWeight Knitting Gauge: 4.5 sts = 1" on #7 - 8 needles (4.0mm-5.5mm) Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm) Yards: 190 Grams: 100 Put Up: ball Care: Machine wash/ tumble dry Knit Picks has an awesome variety of yarn and offers not just different fibers to choose from, but each in a multitude of colors as well. After feeling like a kid in a candy store, I decided to go with Knit … [Read more...]

Plus Size Fashion: Red, Black & White

  jtomsonplussize /38 by jnatasa featuring an art glass bowl … [Read more...]

Book Review – Easy Crochet Hats and Scarves: 15 Pretty Projects from Martingale

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Book Review by Turquoiz Blue Easy Crochet Hats and Scarves: 15 Pretty Projects is a collection of 11 scarves and 4 hats. The beginner level patterns use a combination of color, stitch pattern, and yarn texture to create crochet accessories that are fun, stylish, and also make great gifts. This compilation of crochet patterns explores a variety of techniques. Flame is a lovely skinny scarf that is crocheted with a lattice-like, open stitch pattern. It is shown in a textured fashion yarn, but … [Read more...]

Pattern: Sherbet Cowl

Sherbet Cowl by Marlaina Bird

Sherbet Cowl by Marly Bird   FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 24” [61 cm] circumference of body; 8” (20.3 cm) tall. MATERIALS Yarn: Red Heart Boutique “Unforgettable” (100% acrylic; 280 yds [256m], 3.5 oz [100 g];): #3955 Winery, 1 ball.  Hook: Size US H/8 (5 mm) or size to obtain correct gauge. Notions: Tapestry needle. GAUGE 1 rep wide = 1.2” (3cm) in pattern stitch. Gauge is not crucial, but it will affect the finished size and yarn requirements. SPECIAL STITCHES fpdc: Front Post Double … [Read more...]

Plus Size Fashion: Out on the Town

  #jtomsonplussize by angeliki-k featuring a silk floral arrangement … [Read more...]

Crochet Savvy Nominated for a Flamie Award! Go VOTE now!

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OMG guys....we are on the nomination ballot for the Flamies for Best Digital Crochet Magazine...come on and VOTE it up until we win!!!! lol. I'm just happy to be nominated. Thank you all so much for your nominations!!!!!! Says alot to be the only FREE magazine in that category with 5 other paid magazines. The ONLY FREE one!! Ya'll better go and support FREE and indie by voting for Crochet Savvy Magazine- the only FREE crochet magazine that supports the designers, the indie artisians, charity and … [Read more...]

Quince & Co. – Interview with Ryan Fitzgerald

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Interview with Ryan Fitzgerald of Quince & Co. By Keturah Ariel Tell us a little bit about Quince & Co. and what makes the yarn so different from other yarns. Pam Allen started Quince because she wanted to make high-quality American yarns, something that was not readily available on the market in 2010 when Quince was founded. Pam was a knitwear designer for years and has a very strong sense for the types of yarns that she likes to knit with. We have a great group of knitters … [Read more...]