Embroidery – Stem Stitch Tutorial

Learn three variations of the stem stitch used in vintage and modern embroidery. There's also a demonstration on how making slight variations in the stitch can make for a more effective result.

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Irish Crochet Flower Pattern

This free crochet flower pattern uses two basic techniques common to Irish crochet and could easily be used as the basis for a doily or other larger pattern. The pattern works with crochet thread up to an all-purpose 4-ply acrylic.

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Woven Basket Tutorial

This project is very easy to make but does require patience and quite a bit of time. Attention to detail will make a prettier basket but this project could be made by children you would trust with a needle and thread.

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Recycled Note Board Tutorial

Inspired by our latest appliance purchase, the recycled, decorative message board will add a splash of color to your wall and provide a great place to display photos, artwork, notes and reminders.

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Crochet Flower Pattern – Forget Me Not

This free crochet flower pattern was inspired by a vintage crochet flower pattern that is part of the crochet flower basket pattern. I thought the flower cup portion of the pattern was too small, so I made mine differently and have included my changes here.

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Free Crochet Rose Pattern

Many crochet doily patterns feature roses. This free crochet rose pattern is inspired by several vintage doily patterns and makes up quick and easy in all of the yarns I tried.

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Crochet Flower with 9 Petals

This free crochet flower pattern makes up fairly quickly and creates a pretty flower that would make a great addition to a crochet hat, purse or sweater. The size of your crochet flower will be completely dependent upon the thickness of the yarn you use. My flower was made using a typical 4-ply worsted acrylic and is around 4 inches wide.

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Crochet Amigurumi Octopus Pattern

This little Amigurumi Octopus is easy to make and only uses the chain and single crochet stitches. There are two versions - stuffed and unstuffed. And while I used buttons for eyes you might want to crochet or embroider your eyes. This amigurumi project is also a great stashbuster as it takes only a small amount of yarn to make. So without further adeu, let's get started.

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New Look, More Projects, Easier Navigation

The Crafty Tipster has a new look! A change of software, design and the addition of a number of new projects has made for a very exciting time for us. We hope you like the new look as much as we do.

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