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Debra Lea

Ice Crystals Scarf
Debra Lea

I come from a family of makers, and my grandmother taught us all the basics of crochet when we were young. I didn't pick it up again until college when I decided in October that making an afghan for everyone on our Christmas list was a good idea! Back then patterns weren't so readily available so I often "made up" my own projects. I really started designing when I began teaching classes and wanted to make sure the class project covered all the learning objectives for the class. My design focus is using new or different techniques to create a piece that looks much more complicated than it really is, hopefully putting fun and fashionable crochet within reach of all crocheters.

Good advice from Debra:
My husband taught me that good tools aren't just nice–they are a necessity. Spend some time trying different hook styles to find the one that works best for you.
Don't be afraid to try new techniques. Even if you don't have the skills when you start the project, you will have mastered them when you finish.

Ice Crystals Scarf
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