Daisy Buchanan Gloves

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I am thrilled to share the second pattern from the winter accessories section of Kniterary Crochet: the Daisy Buchanan Gloves. Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, these fingerless gloves are crocheted in rows and later seamed together, leaving an opening for the thumb. The combination of lace and ribbing provides two inches of negative ease, which make them stretchy and able to fit most adult women’s hands.

I mean, just look at the difference before they were put on:

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The Seven Rings Cowl: A Yarn Tasting

I wrote about the Seven Rings Cowl a couple of weeks ago when we were calling for testers, and I can’t tell you how wonderful it felt to get the kind of response we did. Thanks guys!

Without further ado, let’s talk about battling the forces of evil one single crochet at a time:

Patrolling graveyards at night in search of freshly risen vampires is a thankless job, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous!

Whether you’re Buffy the Vampire Slayer battling Hell or Dean Winchester climbing out of it, Dante was there first. Inspired by…

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Seven Rings Cowl

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Patrolling graveyards at night in search of freshly risen vampires is a thankless job, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous!

Seven Rings Cowl (2)

I am excited to debut the first pattern in the Kniterary Crochet line: the Seven Rings Cowl. Whether you’re Buffy the Vampire Slayer battling the forces of evil or Dean Winchester climbing out of Hell, Dante was there first. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, the Seven Rings Cowl is made with seven different yarns, which range from…

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The Very Inspiring Leibster Blogger Award

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I don’t feel inspiring. This morning, as I fought with my cat over whether or not I was allowed to knit in his presence without sharing my yarn, I managed to spill coffee down the front of my shirt and burned my areola. Since that wasn’t even the lowest part of my morning, it came as a delightful shock when I saw that Lattes and Llamas had been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and the Leibster Award.

Granted LucyAnn & Luna Craft had awarded us the Leibster…

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2014 Geek-A-Long: Studio Ghibli

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When it comes to the weekly Geek-A-Long posts, usually Megan-Anne writes them and I take the pictures. But for week 28, we’re doing something a little different. I still took the pictures, but this week you get to listen to me squee about Studio Ghibli.

I love Studio Ghibli. I love it soooo much. Originally, we had planned to use Totoro to represent our love for the Japanese animation film studio just as they use it for their title cards, but that…

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Single Crochet

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Last week, we talked about how to crochet a chain. This week we’re going to build upon that and make a bookmark using the single crochet (sc) stitch. Before I show you how to do it though, let’s find out how you say tomato.

Since learning a new skill isn’t daunting enough, the American names for crochet stitches are different from the British ones. They’re also just close enough in name to make things super confusing. So, if you live in the…

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How to Crochet a Chain

We’re not just about knitting here at Lattes and Llamas. Along with our intense adoration of caffeine, we love crochet too. Last week, I introduced our new how-to series called the Summer of Crochet. We talked about yarn weights and how to create a slip knot. Building upon that today, I’m going to show you how to crochet a chain and the fun things you can use with them.

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The chain stitch, which is abbreviated as “ch” in most patterns, is the…

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Up, Down, All-Around Winner

Huzzah, we have a winner!

Just over two weeks ago, I told you about the revolutionary new stitch dictionary by Wendy Bernard. The Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary provides directions on how to knit more than 150 stitch patterns top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round.  Along with a signed copy of this fabulous book, one lucky winner will also receive an adorable Pretty Cheep Project Bag and three gorgeous skeins…

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The Summer of Crochet

Mmmm… I taste a tutorial series coming on. This will require coffee in my new “You Are Here” mug from Starbucks.

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We’re not just about knitting here at Lattes and Llamas. Along with our love of science and coffee, we adore crochet too. So, this summer we’re going to share a project bag full of tutorials, walkthroughs, and free patterns. Today we’re going to start with the basics and talk about how to make a slip knot and briefly cover yarn weights.

I was first introduced to crochet as a child….

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Six Things Saturday

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Here at Lattes and Llamas, we live for wool and bleed espresso. But, we’re also super nerdy. There’s the whole Geek-A-Long thing and then there’s our intense love of science and Supernatural. I mean, we talk about Misha Collins so often that at least one person per day stumbles onto our site looking for something about him.

::Waves:: Hello random Google searcher looking for things like “very young Misha Collins” and “Misha Collins killer face”! Your search terms are weird, but we don’t judge. This is a…

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