Today’s Featured Chains – February 23rd – Starting Chain

We love seeing the crochet projects done by our readers. There’s so much we can do to inspire each other and to get ideas for new projects. Here are a few we think you will enjoy seeing…and sometimes find meaningful.

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Esther Lambert made this beautiful afghan for a raffle to benefit Relay for Life. It was made in honor of her sister who passed away from cervical cancer. There are differing kinds of centers in the squares for which Esther used differing patterns. The use of the neutral background with joining yarn in black really makes the flowers show. Creating something from the heart for the benefit of charity, especially when it honors a loved friend or relative, is one of the nicest things we can do with our craft. It has a long tradition. Thank you, Esther, for sharing both the photo of your afghan with us and for sharing its meaning.

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The Crochet Queen writes that she made this lovely crocheted bag for her mother-in-law. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s such a joy to see the various kinds of flowers. Notice, too, the butterfly at the bottom right. It’s stylish and the blues are fantastic.

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It’s always a joy to see sweaters, shrugs, shawls and other wearable crochet. Georgianne Eikenbary posted this beauty. She writes, “Here is the ‘Sassy Girl’s Shrug’ I made.” The pattern came from Red Heart.

Thanks to everyone who has posted. There’s so much we can do with crochet. Winter is coming. Let’s chain more warmth!

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