Crochet Patterns

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve been busy working on creating some adorable crochet patterns. These patterns will need to be tested by volunteer crocheters and then will become available in my shop at a later date that month. The first pattern up is the French Macarons. I have put out a call on social […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day coming up in a couple of weeks, what a better gift than something handmade for your Mom. I always think it’s great to either make a sentimental gift for your mom or to find a unique handmade gift from a local business. Even making a special meal or bake goods for mom

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The Cost of Handmade

Photo of Karen Jahns crocheting

Many crafters and artists put a lot of time and money into creating their pieces of work that they sell. I have seen at the many different crafts shows that I have participated in some people don’t see the value in the cost the artist/crafter is selling their pieces for. On the other hand there

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New Products!

I’ve been busy working this month by trying out some fun and new crochet patterns, along with getting ready for my next show. I am hoping throughout the year to continue to try out a bunch of different patterns from the many crochet books and patterns that I have. Check out my next show Garver

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Winter Crafting Activity

With Winter Weather upon us and some extra time spent indoors, you may think what would be a fun activity to do? One of my favorites is to take the time during the Winter season to work on some crochet projects. What’s better than finding a fun new activity to learn and try. Many times,

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Even though my season for craft shows has come to an end this year, you can still get a selection of my items at some local shops. If you are still looking for some last minute holiday gifts, consider supporting small businesses in your area. Find unique gifts on your holiday shopping list and at

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Check it Out!

I’m excited to announce that Crafty Side of Karen will have a selection of crocheted items available at The Black Cat Café & Gallery in Stoughton, WI. Alexandra is the owner and amazingly talented artist behind this new Café & Gallery. She will be having a gallery opening on October 29 at 2pm (183 W.

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New Products & Product Videos

I’ve been busy this Summer trying out some new crochet patterns and getting stocked up for my craft shows I will be participating in September, October & November. Check out these new items at one of my upcoming shows or they can be order from my shop. Also there are new products videos I have

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