Pumpkin Mat – Locker Hooked, Simple Crochet

October 03, 2015

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Last year I really challenged my crafting abilities and decided to locker hook various pieces to create a Pumpkin Jar. It was a wonderful idea, but I have to admit it wasn’t easy. So happy to have finished it. Read the blog post here. This year, I hooked a simple Fall Pumpkin mat with extra...

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Locker Hooking a Rug with Varied Textures

August 18, 2015

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Locker hook a rug with varied textures by hooking squares and stitching them together.

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Locker Hooking Kit: Vintage Stripes Tote

May 20, 2015

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I love the look of woven fabrics–especially cotton florals or striped linen ticking. There’s something special and uniquely vintage about the look. It’s where I got my inspiration to create this locker hooked design and kit for the Vintage Stripes tote. It turned out to be fairly easy to locker hook and assemble. It’s a small...

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Top 10 Locker Hooking Tips

April 09, 2015

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I decided to write a blog post about locker hooking tips because as I create new projects small things pop up that I want to share. I did include a set of “Essential Locker Hooking Tips” in my Locking Loops book. This post will expand on those and adds more to the list. Use the...

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Spring Colors for Crafting–Make it Happy

March 20, 2015

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Those of you who have read my books know that I am inspired by what grows in my garden. I love growing things. Like most of you, I also love locker hooking and a variety of other needle crafts. Today is the first day of spring and also international day of happiness. Spring colors are...

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Craft Recipe: Locker Hook a Heart Basket

February 04, 2015

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Sometimes I like to locker hook a new project just because I’m in love with the fabric, and/or I get a creative idea stuck in my head. Of course it is February, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner…so, I caught a creative bug and locker hooked a heart basket. I think I’ll fill it with homemade...

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Locker Hooking: Create Edges with Color, Texture

January 26, 2015

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When locker hooking a new project, there are so many ways to get creative when framing the canvas edges of your designs–whether you’re hooking a rug, a small mat, or a basket. You can use contrasting colors to add interest, frame broader edges, wrap with an overlay of twine or ribbon, or try placing a...

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Color & Texture – Discover Locker Hooking

November 26, 2014

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Locker hooking is a needle craft that originated a little over 100 years ago for creating rugs. It’s still known for rug hooking, but you can create a lot more. It’s a craft that allows you to play with color and texture using different materials. You can also assemble to create purses, baskets or boxes and much...

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Craft Kit: 3-Legged Piggy on Locker Hooked Magic Carpet

October 28, 2014

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I was out shopping on a road trip with my sisters and friends when I discovered a 3-legged little pig hand-crafted out of clay. Adorable. It’s made in the tiny village of Pomaire, Chile, where artisans are known for their amazing pottery. It is believed that little pigs they called “chanchitos” bring good luck. 3-legged little ones...

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Pumpkin Jar – Locker Hooked & Stitched

October 20, 2014

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It’s my favorite time of year. I love the seasonal colors of autumn–the colors of pumpkins, persimmons, and pomegranates…and the golden colors of fall foliage. For a long time now, I’d been wanting to take pattern pieces and curve them to either make a basket or a curved tote bag. So I just had to try...

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Starry Night Hooked Basket with Ceramic

September 29, 2014

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I’ve been wanting to try a locker hooked basket design that also has a ceramic tile accent in the middle. I had finally found a beautiful tile, but couldn’t find the right color fabric to match. I almost made it with something much darker. So glad I kept looking. Thanks to Color Crazy’s Facebook friends, I’m...

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Using Ceramics & Fabric for Hand-Crafted Gifts – Craft Recipe

August 13, 2014

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It’s so great to discover what readers of my books and customers are locker hooking. Color Crazy customer, Joan Booth, has been having fun creating these colorful and beautiful gifts. She happens to be very creative with various crafts. She creates miniature sculpture scenes, she crochets, is learning to tat, and she has recently taken up...

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