Tutorial: Crochet Cord With Two Colors

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Recently I was in need of a pretty, decorative crochet cord for a project I was working on. Of course there is the old reliable string of chains, or even chains with an overlay of slip stitches or  my go to favorite, the twisted cord, but for this project I wanted something different.  I settled on this simple but attractive strand of alternating chains. The front is pretty enough with alternating chains of color, but I love the back - it reminds me of a link chain Read more

FAN-tastic Friday Review #29

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Here are the fabulous projects shared in last week's FAN-tastic Friday. Keep sharing your wonderful work and don't forget to load your Link Up Button (instructions at the bottom of the page)! Join us each Friday to share your own work and a chance to be featured! Send me your project pictures (and if you like, a little story) in email at ThePatternParadise@gmail.com or post to my Facebook page!   The top 3 viewed projects: The #1  viewed project this week was this softly colored Read more

FAN-tastic Friday Review #28

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Here are the fabulous projects shared in last week's FAN-tastic Friday. Keep sharing your wonderful work and don't forget to load your Link Up Button (instructions at the bottom of the page)! Join us each Friday to share your own work and a chance to be featured! Send me your project pictures (and if you like, a little story) in email at ThePatternParadise@gmail.com or post to my Facebook page!   The top 3 viewed projects:     The #1  viewed project this week was Read more

New Crochet Pattern – Toasty Toes Booties & Loafers

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Brrr....it's getting cold out there, time for new crochet slippers!   The Toasty Toes Booties & Loafers have arrived just in time to keep those little feet warm. They are available in my Ravelry shop and offered at the special release price through Thursday, September 18th, 2014 (no coupon code needed).   This very versatile crochet pattern includes instructions for the loafer and the bootie. My friend Wendy from The Hooked Haberdasher made this very special tuxedo Read more

Summer Gardens

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I can't believe it, but the summer is pretty much over, here in the northeast. Yes, the weather is still warm and frankly, this week was probably the best beach week of the summer, but with Labor Day behind us and a new school year in blooming, the garden is showing signs of shutting down for another season. It has been a very fruitful season indeed! We grew a few different varieties of peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, lettuce and lots and lots of herbs! I love the taste and scent of Read more

And the Winner of the Red Heart Yarn Giveaway is……….

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Pattern Paradise's weeklong celebration of our one year blog anniversary has now come to an end. I hope you've enjoyed all of the giveaways this week. The grand prize Red Heart Yarn gift pack had a huge participation rate and has now ended. The winner is Danielle Woods-Drown!  Danielle, you have until Monday 9/8/14, midnight US eastern time to claim your prize, please contact me via the contact form on this blog or at ThePatternParadise@gmail.com. Thank you all for joining us this week and for Read more

And the winner is……………….

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. You are the winner of the Stitch Marker Giveaway! Please contact me at ThePatternParadise@gmail.com with your mailing address so I may ship the markers. You have until 9/7/14 midnight US eastern time to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen. Read more

Crochet Patterns – $1 Special!

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Remember when you could get something for $1.00? Well you still can for today only at Pattern Paradise get 12 of my crochet patterns for just $1 each! I wanted to wrap up the week of celebration with a fun sale. I'm offering 12 of my paid crochet patterns (one for each month of blogging) on sale for $1 until midnight eastern time, September 5th, 2014.      How does it work? Simple, just click on the link below to view all the sale patterns and obtain the coupon code, Read more

NEW Crochet Pattern – Window Pane Poncho Pattern

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And my week long Blog Anniversary Celebration continues with an addition to my crochet patterns library! Introducing The Window Pane Poncho  This is the perfect crochet accessory for layering on those cooler fall days. I made it with Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn and I love how the soft colors blend in and out of the rows and "windows", but you could use just about any yarn and adjust the beginning chain. It works up quickly with simple stitches and has a relaxed, comfortable feel Read more