Top 7 Free Crochet Softies

Today’s post is a guest roundup by Elaine Bennett, editor of the UK magazine LGC Knitting & Crochet. They have recently launched a new crochet website featuring hundreds of free patterns from their back issues, all created by some of the UK’s top designers. You can browse the website, which is called Top Crochet Patterns, here: Click on the name of each pattern to go to it’s pattern page. Enjoy!

Crochet for Cancer Crochet-a-Long: Do Good, and Win Yarn!

Sara from My Merry Messy Life (link party co-hostess extraordinaire!) approached me and several other crochet bloggers and designers recently about joining forces in a crochet-a-long for charity – so of course I said yes! The Crochet for Cancer Crochet-a-Long is a wonderful opportunity to use crochet as a force of good, and to make it extra exciting, Red Heart Yarn has donated a lovely prize package for one super quick crocheter! Read on for details!

Join the Crochet for Cancer Crochet-a-Long: Make hats, do good, and maybe win a prize! :D

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Using Yarn to Keep Your Kiddos Busy Over Break: Guest post by Mary Kathryn!

And a huge thank you this morning to Mary Kathryn of Crochet Chiq! She surprised me with this super fun guest post for Moogly and I’m so excited to share it with you – such a great (and timely!) topic! Be sure to visit Crochet Chiq after you read this – Mary Kathryn writes fab free patterns, some of which have even been published by Red Heart Yarns!

Instead of getting upset of little ones tangling your current project give them their own ball and help them with these awesome projects.Great yarn craft ideas for kids!

How to use PicMonkey, Powerpoint, and SlideShare to Make a Crochet Portfolio

Today, as I sit in an antibiotic-steroid-codeine fog, I am so so grateful to Sara Duggan, blogger at Crochet Business and author of several ebooks, for putting together this fabulous guest post for Moogly! Great stuff here, I always learn something from Sara’s posts!

Do you use PicMonkey? Do you have access to Office Powerpoint or OpenOffice? If so, you can use SlideShare.   What is Slideshare? It is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations, infographics and documents. It’s not just for Wall Street you as a Crochet Business or Blogger can use it too.

Step 1: Visit PicMonkey and Design Your Slide Background

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