Harbor Yarn Review

  Do you LOVE cotton bamboo yarns? I do, and I have found a new favorite! Have you heard of Fair Isle Yarn? They have a ton of really amazing yarn and I have had the pleasure of trying out a few of them recently! One of their cotton bamboo yarns is Harbor Yarn!  …

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Friday’s Featured Finds – 3.8.2019

  Hello Life and Yarn Readers! I have been brainstorming fun ways to bring you lots of great patterns, not just from me, but also from other Makers I love! I have a ‘Must Makes‘ section on the Life and Yarn Blog of patterns I have made, but let’s be honest, my Must Make list…

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!

  I am so excited to have teamed up with a bunch of my Desiger Besties to bring you all a whole bunch of FREE crochet patterns that will be great for Valentine’s Day but really any time of the year! So how does this work? Just keep coming back to check this post where…

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Starlette Solids Yarn Review

  Maxim sent me some of their Starlette Solids Yarn and right away I knew I would love it! They sent me three colors, Dark Azure, Deep Green and Light Grey. I had and idea of what I wanted to do with them and knew these three colors were made for each other! Just as…

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Daphne Pullover Crochet Pattern

  Have you ever made something that from the start you knew was just what you had imagined? Something that was just right. For me, Daphne was one of those projects. It was an idea I had in my head that I didn’t know I could bring to life the way I intended, but I…

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Starlette Variegated Yarn Review

  Recently Mary Maxim sent me some of their new yarns, Starlette Variegated! I have loved the Starlette Solids from the beginning so I was super excited for one with multiple colors! This one is the color way Wedgewood! Just as I had expected, this yarn did not disappoint! Now, I have tried multiple times…

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Pattern Tester Application.

  Have you ever tested a crochet pattern before? Do you want to? Well, I have really developed a love for pattern design and writing, so there are a lot of designs in the works! I’ll be honest, I’m a bit of a math geek and I love patterns and repetition so designing crochet patterns…

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Crochet Home Decor Round Up

  The holidays are just around the corner! So you know what that means? Time for family and friends to be popping in! So much company! That’s why you should whip up some of these amazing projects to wow your guests, maybe even gift them! Make sure to share this post on Pinterest! You can…

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Rustic Pumpkins Complete!

I think Fall is finally here in New York and I am SO excited! I just finished up my Mary Maxim Rustic Pumpkins Kit and they are definitely the perfect fall decoration for my home. (You can use code LIFEANDYARN site wide on any one item, including a kit! Only one per customer, this is… Continue reading Rustic Pumpkins Complete!

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Rustic Pumpkins

  Fall is on the way and I can’t tell you how excited I am! I don’t think there is anything more Fall than a Rustic Pumpkin! When Mary Maxim sent me the Rustic Pumpkins Kit to make and share, you bet I was over the moon! I mean just the name itself is my style…

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The Sakura Shawl

The Sakura Shawl was one of my favorite patterns to test! That is why it is one of my Must Makes! Read this pattern review and see for yourself!

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Lovely Luna

Have you ever just touched a yarn and knew that you immediately loved it? Just knew that it would be a joy to work with and that it was going to be your new go to yarn? I have had TWO of these recently, but today I’m writing about Luna. Luna is from Premier Yarns…

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The Hook Nook Featured Maker Post!

A few months back I applied to be a Featured Maker on The Hook Nook Blog! Words can’t even express how excited I was to get an email back saying I was selected! So after months of planning, creating, photographing, pattern writing and testing my post is live on the blog for FREE! You read…

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The Anything Goes Crochet Clutch

Looking for a fun quick project? This is definitely it! The Anything Goes Crochet Clutch was part of @the.hook.nook Maker Boxes! You can now make your own crochet clutch with my pattern! Get the pattern on Etsy and Ravelry ! This little clutch is perfect for just about ANYTHING! Just have to run into the…

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There’s something special about Agnes…

Agnes. It may not be the most beautiful name to some, but to me it’s something special. It is beautiful. I purchased a floral printed mannequin to display my crochet pieces on since I was really beginning to take an interest in wearables. This mannequin stuck out to me because of its distinct floral print.…

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The Stacy Story

The Stacy Beanie is by far my most popular design AND Stacy has a story. I love The Stacy so much! This Beanie was the first design I was super passionate and confident about. It’s such a fun stitch combination and works up quickly. The Stacy is the perfect weekend project. But she didn’t have…

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Crochet Scrap Yarn Blanket

So I started a blanket…hmmm…almost a year ago? It’s a scrap yarn blanket. I actually have a bunch of projects going, for real and in my head, with scrap yarn. I made a few baskets, I have a baby blanket/playmat in the works, and also a BIG blanket. The one I’ve been working on for…

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