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New Pattern: Neutral Squares Blanket

Neutral Squares Blanket at Polka Dot Cottage

Hold on to your hats, it’s another pattern! In less than a week! This one is for the crocheters.

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Spotted in the wild

Handcrafted Crochet Hooks from Polka Dot Cottage

Sometimes I see something I made, somewhere I don’t expect to see it, and that is always cool.

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Crocheted mason jar cozy

Crocheted Mason Jar Cozy

An hour or two in front of the tv is all it takes to work up this handy little cozy that lets you enjoy hot drinks in your favorite mason jar without burning your fingers off.

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Book Review: 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet

100 Colorful RIpple Stitches to Crochet

I’ll bet you didn’t know there were so many variations on the simple ripple.

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Sheep and Fiber

At the NJ Sheep and Fiber Festival

I spent today wandering around the NJ Sheep and Fiber festival, snapping pictures, eating ice cream, touching yarn…

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Back to school – for YOU!

Go back to school!

I’m taking a few online classes you might like. Check them out!

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Book Review: It Girl Crochet

It Girl Crochet book review at Polka Dot Cottage

It Girl Crochet contains patterns for 23 accessories that hearken back to 20th-century fashion eras. Take a peek inside the book and see what I thought of it.

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Book Review: Makery

Book Review: The Makery by Kate Smith, at Polka Dot Cottage

Makery is a collection of 30+ projects to sew, knit, crochet, or otherwise craft. Get a peek inside, and see what I have to say about it.

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The baby blanket on my back

My Mary Kate Vest at Polka Dot Cottage

I crocheted a vest which I would like a lot better in a different color.

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Book Review: Reversible Color Crochet

Book Review: Reversible Color Crochet

Reversible Color Crochet by Laurinda Reddig teaches a new technique for making colorful quilt-like crochet blankets.

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