Hi Christi — you are certainly a great sport for taking on that dark project! Working with dark yarns can be a real pain in the eye, but over the years I have come up with a few tried and true tricks to help your work in progress (WIP) get going without giving you a
Sarah, I can’t tell you how many times I hear this exact same question! Very honestly, once you learn the basic stitches, getting your pieces even is the next hardest thing.
To begin with, let’s practice with something simple like a small washcloth. Working on a small project while you practice will give you more confidence
You know, this is such a common question among left handed crafters. It’s something we all struggle with. In truth, I am also left handed, and struggled with this a great deal while growing up. My solution was to learn to do everything right handed, but I know that this isn’t the best response
Caring For Your Crochet Piece
I have one reoccurring nightmare when it comes to crochet — that I’ll give someone a piece that I labored over for weeks and they’ll ruin it when they go to wash it. Luckily, nobody has given me back a piece that they’ve ruined, but I thought that we should talk
Don’t worry Marlene, you aren’t alone! Stitches that are too tight is a common problem and one that can easily be remedied. When I am teaching, adjusting the tightness of stitches is often one who class and I hope we can help you get stitches that you’re happy with.
For many, the reason for tight stitches
Congrats on beginning your crochet journey! You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to learn all of the different techniques along the way. My first piece of advice is to simply remind you that things may not come out perfectly right away, but keep practicing and don’t give up.
Now, for your question on
Once you’re done working up your crochet project, it’s time to start thinking about how to finish it up with a little flair. Luckily for you, there is a plethora of ways to edge a sweater or blanket, but our favorite is the simple-to-learn and quick-to-work up picot edging. The picot stitch is versatile, easy
I feel your pain! While I am right-handed, I grew up in a household where everyone else was left-handed, and I witnessed their struggle every day. However, when it came time to learn how to crochet, this situation came to be useful! I sat opposite my mother and mimicked her steps as if looking
More often than not, we’ll pick a pattern and find that the yarn used is either hard to find, something we don’t like working with or just simply out of our budget. When this happens, we need a way to make sure that what we do pick will work.
To start, we need to look