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    Parachute's Very First Furniture Collection Is Here, and It's a Minimalist's Dream

    If you’re all for making your bedroom a true sanctuary, chances are you might have tried Parachute’s popular percale sheets, which have been tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute. The bedding brand is hoping to win its fans over once again with the launch of a brand new category: furniture.

    Dune Bed Frame

    Parachute

    $1,800.00

    Crafted in the U.S. and inspired by the beauty of Los Angeles (think Laurel Canyon or Venice Beach), Parachute’s new furniture collection features three upholstered bed frames in seven fabric options, including a linen cotton blend, a relaxed linen and a soft faux shearling. The padded hardwood frames, which Parachute founder Ariel Kaye says can complement any home style and “offer something for everyone that can easily be mixed and matched in the home,” range from $1,800 – $3,050. Two of the bed frame designs — The Canyon and The Horizon — can be purchased along with a footboard.

    Parachute’s new Canyon bed frame.
    Jessica Schramm

    “These pieces are timeless, unfussy, minimal and design-forward, just like all Parachute essentials,” Ariel told Good Housekeeping. “As a textile-first business, we knew we wanted to create a collection of upholstered bed frames to showcase what we do best. We believe we are at the center of the comfort movement as people are investing in their coziness as a new form of wellness. “Keep in mind that Parachute’s bed frames require white-glove delivery service as well as assembly. Shop the collection at the brand’s 12 retail stores across the country or online now.

    Monique Valeris
    Senior Home Editor, Good Housekeeping
    Monique Valeris is the senior home editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers decorating ideas, home tours, gift guides and more.

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    How to Make a Slip Stitch

    As part of our GH Stitch Club, we’re showing beginners all the basic techniques for knitting and crocheting, including this step-by-step tutorial to help you learn how to make a slip stitch.

    A slip stitch is a basic technique that can help you with any crochet project and can even be useful in knitting. It’s the shortest of all the stitches and is typically used to work in rounds or seam pieces together. If you saw the adorable granny square top or daisy square bag in our September 2021 issue, then you’ll notice that we used a slip stitch to seam the squares together. How to Slip Stitch in Crochet Step 1: Once you’ve found the spot in your project to begin your slip stitch (for the granny squares, this will be where your stitch marker was to make the first ring of the square), insert your hook into the first loop. Step 2: Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook. Step 3: Yarn over again and pull through once more.

    The Granny Squares top from our September 2021 issue

    Mariana Tuma
    Mariana is the Design Director of Good Housekeeping.

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    How to Crochet a Daisy Square Blanket

    You can use simple daisy squares — a modern take on the granny square — to create a cozy blanket that will keep you warm all winter long. Once you’ve created all the squares you need, just assemble!

    Stitch Club Daisy Square Blanket Pattern

    What You’ll Need:• Medium #4 Yarn• Crochet Hook 5mm US H-8• Crochet Hook Set• Extended Crochet Hook Set• Snips• Tapestry Needles• Project ToteTo start, follow our easy daisy square pattern, created by GH Design Director Mariana Tuma — or follow along with her step-by-step instructions in the video above. Once you have the number of squares you need to create your choice of a stroller-, baby- or throw-size blanket (80, 170, 252) download and print the full Daisy Square Blanket pattern tutorial to complete the project.

    Mariana Tuma
    Mariana is the Design Director of Good Housekeeping.

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    How to Make a Daisy Square Tee

    This versatile top (it’s great with a long-sleeved shirt underneath too) is so easy to make, you’ll want it in multiple color combos. Each individual daisy square, a modern take on the granny square, can be whipped up in about 10 minutes — we’ll show you how, even if you’re a beginner.

    Danielle Daly

    Stitch Club Daisy Square Tee Pattern

    What You’ll Need:• Medium #4 Yarn• Crochet Hook 5mm US H-8• Crochet Hook Set• Extended Crochet Hook Set• Snips• Tapestry Needles• Project ToteTo start, follow our easy daisy square pattern, created by GH Design Director Mariana Tuma — or follow along with her step-by-step instructions in the video above. Once you have the number of squares you need to create a small, medium, large or XL tee (54, 54, 75 or 75), download and print the full Daisy Square Tee pattern tutorial to complete the project.

    Mariana Tuma
    Mariana is the Design Director of Good Housekeeping.

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    Learn How to Double Crochet

    If you’ve landed here because you want to recreate the adorable granny square top or bag from our September 2021 issue, or because you simply want to learn one of the foundational crochet stitches, you’re in the right place.As part of our GH Stitch Club, we’re showing beginners all the basic techniques for knitting and crocheting, including this step-by-step tutorial to help you learn how to double crochet.

    The double crochet stitch is very similar to a single crochet stitch (you can find our tutorial for that here) except you wrap the yarn around your hook — a.k.a yarn over — before each stitch, forming a taller row. This gives you a different design look and it could also help you move through your project faster once you’ve mastered how to do it (depending on what you’re creating, of course). How to Double CrochetStep 1: Once you’ve created your foundation chain, decide how many to “skip” over to begin your double crochet (for the Granny Squares, we skipped three). Step 2: Then, you’ll yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch space (for the Granny Squares, that would be the fourth).Step 3: Yarn over and pull through (you should now have three loops on your hook). Step 4: Yarn over once again and pull through only two loops on your hook.Step 5: Yarn over again and pull through the final two loops.

    The Granny Squares top from our September 2021 issue
    Mike Garten

    Mariana Tuma
    Mariana is the Design Director of Good Housekeeping.

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    How to Crochet a Daisy Square Bag

    Piece together a tote! For this stylish carryall, you’ll make the handles and sides separately, then use a simple joining method to attach them to the daisy square panels. Designed for advanced beginners, you’ll need the following materials on hand:

    Danielle Daly

    Stitch Club Daisy Square Bag Pattern

    What You’ll Need:• Medium #4 Yarn• Crochet Hook 5mm US H-8• Crochet Hook Set• Extended Crochet Hook Set• Snips• Tapestry Needles• Project ToteTo start, follow our easy daisy square pattern, created by GH Design Director Mariana Tuma — or follow along with her step-by-step instructions in the video above. Once you’ve made 18 squares, switching up the colors to your preference, download and print the full Daisy Square Bag pattern tutorial to complete the project.

    Mariana Tuma
    Mariana is the Design Director of Good Housekeeping.

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    How to Crochet a Granny Square Scarf

    Stitch Club Pocket Granny Crochet Scarf Supplies + Tutorial

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    $33.05

    Take classic granny squares and turn them into a scarf with pockets! It’s a great skill building project for crochet beginners. These granny squares feature a treble crochet circular center for extra flair.DOWNLOAD FREE PATTERN NOW To start, download our free crochet pattern and follow the video above to master the classic yet very versatile granny square. Then, to see how to join your squares together to make a scarf with pockets, watch the step-by-step tutorial video below. You can also order all of the supplies you need for this project, including yarn and tools, by shopping the full kit available on Yarnspirations.

    Mariana Tuma
    Mariana is the Design Director of Good Housekeeping.

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    How to Make a Chunky DIY Crochet Pillow Cover

    Stitch Club Chunky Waffle Crochet Pillow Supplies + Tutorial

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    $28.74

    Give old throw pillows an easy custom makeover with our Chunky Waffle Crochet Pillow Cover tutorial. To create this richly textured fabric, you’ll use a combination of double crochet, front post and back post stitches. Follow the free pattern to make the front side of the pillow, then learn how to crochet it all together.DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN NOW Watch the video above and be sure to download our free crochet pattern for the full step-by-step tutorial. You can also order all of the supplies you need for this project, including yarn and tools, by shopping the full kit available on Yarnspirations.

    Mariana Tuma
    Mariana is the Design Director of Good Housekeeping.

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