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New Year, New Project?

Introducing the Campfire Blanket: a new crochet pattern! This hexagon blanket features a fiery color scheme, has straight sides, and a ripple top and bottom. It features several shades of each color in order to get a random, scrappy look. The pattern is fully illustrated and available for download now.

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Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets

Polka Dot Cottage Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions: Basic Edits

For me, half the fun of photography is in transforming a dull, straight-out-of-the-camera (SOOC) photo into something with some oomph! This is especially true since I started shooting in RAW four years ago. Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets are essential to my editing flow, and they save me so much time. I decided it was about time I share!

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The Cogwheel Cardigan for Baby

Cogwheel Baby Cardigan Knitting Pattern: Yoke close-up

There’s a new knitting pattern at Polka Dot Cottage: a quick, easy, beginner-friendly baby sweater! The Cogwheel Cardigan features simple stripes with little protruding “cogs” that are simple enough for a colorwork novice to achieve.

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