Nicola Prybell - Editor, I Like Crochet

Projects by Nicola Prybell - Editor, I Like Crochet

Battenberg Bag Crochet Along

Welcome to the I Like Crochet + American Crochet Association CAL! 
We will be making the Battenberg Bag by Salena Baca together!
If you love classic granny squares, you’ll love this modern twist on a Granny Square Bag!
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Crochet Crab Applique

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Ornaments are between 2.75-3.75” / [6-9 cm] diameter, chain length varies depending on your desire, (shown with 10-14” (25-35 cm) long chains – measured without seashells)

Gauge: Crab Rnd 3 = 2.5” [6 cm]
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Paris (100% cotton; 82 yards [75 meters]/50 grams): 17 Off White (1 ball)

Hook: US size E/4 (3.5 mm)

Notions: Removable marker, tapestry needle,

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Coastal Crochet Products

Make waves this summer with coastal-inspired notions and yarn. Transport yourself to your favorite beach or tropical paradise with crochet products inspired by the coast.

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How to Organize Your Yarn Stash in Three Easy Steps

Whether you have one or two balls of yarn for your current project or you’ve achieved SABLE (stash acquisition beyond life expectancy), organizing your yarn stash can be the difference between enjoying the yarn in your collection and being overwhelmed by it. But organizing doesn’t have to be difficult. Let’s start with a few basic

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How To Crochet Faster: Tips for Speeding Up Crochet

Dear Carys,

Getting that project done as quickly as possible is always a great motivator, isn’t it? When I was just learning to crochet I would get frustrated with my speed too. Since then I’ve come up with some ways to really get things moving. While these techniques may not work for everyone, I find that when I try them with my students they do well.

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Should You Make a Crochet Gauge Swatch: Yes or No?

If you’ve been crocheting for a little bit, you’ve probably come across a pattern that demands you to CHECK YOUR GAUGE or one that says GAUGE IS IMPORTANT FOR THIS PATTERN. And, if you’re like me, you might have just glossed over that part only to realize, halfway through your project, that your WIP is too huge or too small and now you’re kicking yourself. How could this have happened? How could you have avoided this? Gauge swatching, my friends.

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Is Crochet Better than Knitting?

Have you tried knitting an thought to yourself, “man, crochet is so much better than knitting.”? Or are you a seasoned knitter who picked up crochet and never looked back? Or do you crochet and knit equally and have some interesting feedback on the differences and similarities between these two crafts? We hear you!

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How To Prevent Crochet Projects from Narrowing

You are crocheting along, row after row, with your afghan project bunched on your lap. You finally open up the afghan to look at your work only to notice it’s gotten narrower. This happens to beginner and experienced crocheters alike. Very honestly, once you learn the basic stitches, getting your pieces even is the next

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