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It’s time for another ELK Studio’s Saturday Crochet Show! It’s mid-May and the weather is certainly getting warmer bit by bit. However, there’s still a chill to the air in certain parts of the country! And, if you’re someone who gets chilled easily in the night air or on a rainy day, I’ve got a great ELK Studio Saturday Crochet Show for you! This week, I’m featuring summer shawls. I call them so because they are all open and lacy in their own way with their beautiful stitching and yarn. These are great for draping over your shoulders to keep you cool without overheating.

Summer Shawl by Yarnutopia

Amara Shawl by Moogly

Pineapple Caress Wrap by CrochetKim

Naturally Southern Scarf by ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Design

Summer Princess by DROPS Design

Denim Blues Fling by CrochetKim

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It’s time for another ELK Studio’s Saturday Crochet Show! Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Are you ready? This week’s ELK Studio Saturday Crochet Show features some really cute projects that can be used as Mother’s Day gifts, from face scrubbies and washcloths as part of a spa set gift to cute, huggable owls and all in between, you’ll find a wonderful gift for that special mom in your life, including yourself if you’re a mom! All of these designs are great and will be appreciated!

Coral Blossoms Face Scrubbies by Same DiNamics Crochet

Softest Washcloths by Stitching Together

Daydream Lace Rectangle Wrap by Kirsten Holloway Designs

Simple Striped Tote Bag by A Crocheted Simplicity

Simple Home Basket by Moogly

Heart Belly Owl by Divine Debris

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It’s time for another ELK Studio’s Saturday Crochet Show! Cocoons are such great spring weather accessories to have! They are beautiful, trendy, and keep you warm without overheating you with their open front and wide style that allows for great airflow. You can wear these with your favorite jeans for a day at the park or brunch!

Mod Mesh Honey Blanket Sweater by Mama In a Stitch

Snuggler Cardigan Sweater by Pattern Paradise

Cookie Crumble Shrug by Maria’s Blue Crayon

Hygge Cocoon Cardigan by Moogly

Canyon Shrug by Lion Brand Yarn

Starlight Shrug by One Dog Woof

Tasha Tunisian Shrug by Divine Debris

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It’s time for another ELK Studio’s Saturday Crochet Show! Spring is FINALLY here! Last week, in ELK Studio Saturday Crochet Show, I shared Spring Shawls with you that were great for transitional weather. This week, we’re still all about Spring but I’m now sharing shawlettes instead of shawls. Shawlettes are smaller and lighter and work really well for early spring weather and are really cute and trendy.

Rainbow After the Storm Shawlette by Underground Crafter

Lexington Shawlette by Stitch and Hustle

Naturally Southern Shawl by ELK Studio Saturday Crochet Show

The V Scarf by Naztazia

Ann’s Spokane Shawlette by Salty Pearl Crochet

Jayden’s Shawlette by ELK Studio Saturday Crochet

Cinnamon Fling by Crochet Kim

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Through determination and desire to learn, Katie shares her Crochet Story on how and why she learned to crochet.

Who Taught You to Crochet?
I have been knitting since 2007. Everyone knew this. But not everyone cared to learn that I ONLY knew knitting. I would get a lot of crochet patterns sent to me to make and I didn’t know how to tell people that I didn’t know how. That, combined with a strong desire to learn (I’d tried before and never caught on), led me to ask for tips in a group I was in for knitters and crocheters. Someone offered to send me an extra set of hooks they had. After they arrived, I turned to YouTube. Most of my early stuff was made with the help of Bella Coco. Her tutorials were easiest to follow and I started with a granny square and went from there.

How Long Have You Been Crocheting?
In late 2014, I began to seriously consider learning. I made a Facebook post in a group for crafters asking if it was hard to learn crochet after only knowing how to knit or if was easier than learning to knit after. Someone in the comments said they had extra hooks they could send me. We messaged back and forth. Due the weather they weren’t able to send it until a month later, in late January 2015. I tried for a bit to get the hang of it but it wasn’t until March of that year that I really caught on.

Me in A Hat I Made

Why is Crochet More than Just a Hobby to You?
I have anxiety, depression, and ADHD and crocheting can help keep me calm and focused. I also enjoy making things for others, as it makes me happy to make others happy. Additionally, I don’t currently have a job so crocheting gives me something productive to do during the day. I’ve met so many amazing people from this and I’ve no doubt I’ll meet a lot more.

~ Katie

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It’s time for another ELK Studio’s Saturday Crochet Show! Spring is almost here! Can you feel it? Perhaps those in the northern states and colder climate are not quite feeling the springtime weather yet. That’s okay! In this week’s ELK Studio Saturday Crochet Show, it’s all about Spring Time Shawls that work perfectly as a transitional shawl between winter and spring. They are wide enough to cover you and feature stitches that are closed and tight that will keep you warm.

Never Ending Shawl by Wilmade

Lotus Blossom Shawl by Moogly

Spring Showers Shawl by Pattern Paradise

Perfectly Elegant Shawl by ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs

Misty River Shawl by Same DiNamics Crochet

Amazing Grace Lucky Shawl by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Tulip Patch Shawl by Fiber Flux

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Pat shares her Crochet Story where she donates and shares hats she mades to cancer patients.

Who Taught You to Crochet?
My mother taught me to crochet when I was about 8 years old. The funny part is, since I was watching from in front of her, everything I did was backwards. It was actually a few months before she realized this and had me sit beside her instead.

How Long Have You Been Crocheting?
I have been crocheting for 64 years.

Why is Crochet More than Just a Hobby to You?
8 years ago over the Christmas holidays, my baby granddaughter was very sick and in the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. (She is very healthy now) Everybody from the doctors and nurses all the way to the janitorial staff were amazing!!! They ALL were so caring and loving.
Christmas morning, Santa and his helpers brought enormous (33 gal size) bags of gifts to each child. All age appropriate with a wide variety of toys, books, clothes, etc.
I vowed then that I would find a way to pay it forward, but it wasn’t until I semi-retired last year that I figured out a way to continuously do it at my advancing age.
I have crocheted a couple hundred hats, so far, for children (and some adults) with cancer and have become obsessed with this calling. I enjoy making colorful, pretty, cute, happy hats that don’t scream “I have cancer”.

My dream is for there to no longer be a need for the product of my “hobby” and that I will have to find a new one.

~Pat

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Grace shares her Crochet Story and how crochet helps her pass the time.

Who Taught You to Crochet?
My Mother taught me to crochet when I was about 9 years old…way back when!

How Long Have You Been Crocheting?
Ive been crocheting for almost 80 years.

Little Blue Boy

Why is Crochet More than Just a Hobby to You?
It keeps me busy, nimble fingered and happy. I now live in Independent living quarters after losing my husband of 67 years last Feb. I have been crocheting toys for the local county Women’s and Children’s Shelter for the past 5 years. I donate about 100 toys per year or thereabouts. It’s very satisfying and keeps me too busy to worry about anything.

~Grace

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It’s time for another ELK Studio’s Saturday Crochet Show! It’s all about the FAUX FUR yarn!!! Faux fur yarn is super versatile allowing you to work many designs and projects with it. Here are some really gorgeous and fun looking designs that use faux fur yarn for that extra warmth, depth, and texture!

Fluffy Winter Hat by Wilmade

Go For Faux Fur Pom Pom by Left in Knots

Faux Sheepskin Rug by One Dog Woof

Winterfell Fur Shawl by Bodhi Life Crochet

Faux Knit Scarf with Fur Muffs by Salty Pearl Crochet

Faux Fur Trapper Hat by Yarnutopia

Collar Topper by Sewrella

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When illness struck her, Terri shares her Crochet Story and how crochet helped her cope.

Who Taught You to Crochet?
My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was very young. Every Sunday we would go visit her and she would teach me the basics. When I was older my parents opened up a craft store in Foster RI, called the Town Trader and a small yarn store for my grandmother in Providence RI and I worked at both of them.

How Long Have You Been Crocheting?
I’ve been crocheting since I was 13 years old, that’s all I’m saying! But I did take a break from it (about 25 years) and that was to make jewelry which I sold on Etsy and did very well. But I started getting bored with that and the market for handmade jewelry was so saturated that about 8 years ago I picked up crocheting again ( I can see you all doing the age math) but only a scarf for myself and close friends.

Baby Girl Tulip Blanket with Matching Hat

Why is Crochet More than Just a Hobby to You?
About 3 years ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer, then literally 5 months later with breast cancer. Thankfully both were caught at a very early stage but at the time hearing the word cancer twice within 5 months I was devastated needless to say. I needed something to take my mind off everything so I put all my efforts into crocheting. I would sit curled up in the corner of my couch and just crochet for hours. I’ve made blankets for my home and my family, hat’s and scarfs and I’ve even sold a few! To me crocheting is so relaxing and rewarding and rids you of anxiety. I truly thank my grandmother for showing me the basics all those years ago!

~Terri

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