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I know it has been a while since I have mentioned the “Crochet Master Class Book” I have been so busy with crocheting gifts I have been away from it. Now is the time to start thinking about it again. I plan on crocheting the “Filet Crochet Table Runner” (see picture taken from book is above) as the next project from the book, but since it is such a large project I thought I would practice by crocheting filet afghan in worsted weight yarn first.

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I chose a pattern from the book “Afghans for all Seasons” named “Victorian Throw.” (picture above) It has got a beautiful filet diamond pattern crochet – using double crochet and chain stitches. I chose this pattern because in addition to crocheting the filet pattern, I will also have to work increasing and decreasing with the filet squares on the ends which ultimately form half diamonds upon completion of every twelve rows. This pattern will work up quick using the graph provided. I will just have to keep a careful eye on the count.

The second project I have been working on is the Annie’s Hook & Needle club kit – A Basket of Sunflower Coasters which I detailed earlier this week. (see link Kit 8:  A Basket of Sunflower Coaster)

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If you remember from an earlier post, I had decided to start a square sampler afghan “Special Stitches Sample” from Annie Attic. (pictured above) It is something small that I can do in between other projects and I like to limit myself to no more than three projects simultaneously. The second square (pictured below) that I completed is the bullion stitch with split single crochet in between. I am not real happy with the color and am thinking about redoing the first two squares in a different one. This was a new stitch for me and once I mastered it I really enjoyed working it. This is the tutorial I posted on both the bullion stitch (see link Bullion Stitch) and the split single crochet (see link Split Single Crochet).

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These are the three projects that are keeping me pretty busy these days. Would love to hear what projects you are working on. I always love to hear what projects other people are crocheting. Send me a picture if possible.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.