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Karens Variety Articles

Free Patterns

Free Christmas Patterns

Crochet Articles
Add Edging to a Plain Camisole
Afghan Borders to Crochet
Crochet Decorator Fabrics for Your Home
Knit or Crochet a Curtain
Design A Crochet Motif
Fancy Crochet Stitches
How to Crochet Covered Buttons
More Fancy Crochet Stitches
How to Crochet Granny Squares
How to Line Knitted or Crocheted Garments
Crochet Slippers from Squares
Crochet Information
Crochet Abbreviations
Crochet Needles Chart
How to Crochet

Cross Stitch Articles
How to Cross Stitch

Embroidery Articles
Decorate with Small Embroidery Designs
Embroidery Information
Decorative Embroidery Stitches

Flower Looms Article
Kids Crafts:
3-D Faces Picture
A Child's Special Book
Bottle Top Pins or Buttons
Clown Toy Holder
Easter Baskets
Easy Finger Puppets
Finger Puppets & Theater
Flower Basket
Fruit & Candy People Party Favors
Leaf & Flower Headband
Oriental Fish Kite
Kids Crafts With Nuts
Party Favour Baking Cup Dolls
Petal & Leaf Pictures
Shadow Boxes
Valentine Heart Basket
Wishing Well Planter
Knitting Articles
Cable Designs to Knit
How to Block Hand Knits
How to Finish Knitted Garments
How to Knit Fair Isle Patterns
How to Line Knitted or Crocheted Garments
Knit an Initial Square
Knit or Crochet a Curtain
Knitting with Ribbon
Knitting Stitches
Fancy Ribbing
- Lace
- Stripes
Knit Slippers from Squares
Shadow Cable
Sizing Knitting Patterns
Understanding Gauge or Tension in Knitting & Crochet
Knitting Information
Knitting Abbreviations
Knitting Needles Chart
Learn to Knit

Macrame Basics
Rug Hooking Articles
How to Rug Hooking and Design Your Own Pattern
Types of Rugs to Craft

Sewing Articles
Sew an Easy Blanket Buddy
Curtain Tiebacks
Sew a Gift or Shopping Bag
How to Sew on Appliques
How to Make Petals an Easy Way
How to Sew Lace
How to Sew an Easy Animal Pillow
How to Sew an Easy Pet Bed for a Dog or Cat
How to Sew Sequins, Beads, Pearls & Rhinestones
Make Doll Clothes from Socks
Types of Hems Hand Sewing
Sewing Information
Basic Hand Stitches
Edge Finishes
Fabric Grain
Machine Decorative Hems
Sleeve Shoulders

  Tatting Information
  Tatting Abbreviations

Other Articles
50 Ways to Use Edgings
Christmas Ideas (PDF)
Cool Weather Wraps
The Creation of Cabbage Patch Kids
The Creation of Holly Hobbie
Environmentally Friendly Gift Wrapping
Have a Kids Craft Bag
Knit or Crochet Boots
Make Your Own Fashion Hats
Ideas for Doilies - Different Types & Uses
Ideas for Potholders
Ideas for Recycling Jeans Pockets
Lacy Net Weaving
Marshmallow Bunny
New Uses for Old Buttons (PDF)
Personal Measurement Chart
Pom Pom Tufted Rug
Easy Faux Smocking on Ribbing
Surprise Ball Party Favors




Other How to Make Articles
Braid or Plait Fabric and Uses
Bread Dough Ornaments
Cloth Doll
Cords Fringe Pompons Tassels
Dream Catcher
Easy False Pocket
Flower Doll
Frame Doilies
How to Make 3 Types of Fringe
Make Your Own Appliques
Make and Use Tacks
Ribbon Rose
Rope Belts (PDF)
Roly Poly Baby Toy
How to Tie 7 Bows
- Butterfly Bow
- Figure Eight Bow
- Layered Bow
- Poinsettia Bow
- PomPom Bow
- Puffy Bow
- Tailored Bow
Tin Can Lights
Topsy-Turvy Doll

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