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Learn How to Crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth

Learn how to crochet the Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth using the crunchy stitch. Crocheted dishcloths are easy to make and make for thoughtful handmade gifts! This blog post originally appeared May 1, 2017 and was updated May 16, 2022 to include updated photos and instructions. Learn how to crochet Crunchy Stitch Dishcloth! Like I shared before, …

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How to Crochet Textured Stitch Dishcloth

Learn how to crochet textured stitch dishcloth! This pattern creates lots of texture – perfect for dishcloths, washcloths or hand towels! This blog post originally appeared April 14, 2017 and has been updated May 18, 2022 to include new photos and updated instructions. I have been crocheting for as long as I can remember. It’s …

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How to Machine Embroider on Stretched Canvas

Learn how to machine embroider on stretched canvas to make reverse canvas wall art. Reverse canvas is a great way to display your machine embroidery designs. I told you a few weeks ago that I’m really enjoying actually getting to use and play around with my embroidery machine. I’ve been embroidering on different materials and …

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The 15 Most Popular DIY Blog Posts from The Birch Cottage for 2021

Explore the most popular sewing, crochet, printable, recipe, and DIY blog posts for crafting a handmade home from The Birch Cottage in 2021. As we usher in another New Year, I always enjoy taking a look back at the past year at the most popular blog posts on The Birch Cottage blog. So, grab yourself …

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Succulent Planter from Repurposed China

Learn how to make this succulent planter from repurposed china, just in time for Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, graduation or any occasion gift giving! Mother’s Day will be here in less than a week! But, no need to panic because I’ve got you covered if you’re looking for THE easiest handmade Mother’s Day gift idea ever! Seriously, …

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What do you get when you mix Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid and Sugar?

Combine Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid with sugar to make the best sugar hand scrub ever, plus’ it’s super easy to make! I bet you were just sitting around wondering, “What do you get when you mix Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid and Sugar?” Well, I’ve got the answer! This dynamic duo makes the best sugar …

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DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas for Mother’s Day (or any day!)

A collection of DIY Terra Cotta Pot Ideas that are perfect for Mother’s Day gift giving. Learn how easy it is to turn an ordinary terra cotta pot into something special – just in time for Mother’s Day! Actually, it doesn’t have to be Mother’s Day to let your creative juices flow and DIY terra …

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A Busy Week Here at The Birch Cottage

It’s a busy week here at The Birch Cottage. I’m participating in two guest posts and a blog hop. In addition, I started the week off with another poster in my Motivational Monday series on Instagram (@birchcottageblog). (Be sure to follow me on Instagram so you’ll have access to the printables!) Yesterday, I shared How …

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