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Nicola Prybell - Editor, I Like Crochet


Projects by Nicola Prybell - Editor, I Like Crochet


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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How To Prevent Pain While Crocheting: Self Care for the Avid Crocheter

Repetitive and calming, crocheting can be a very effective way to de-stress, wind down and soothe your soul after a hectic day. Over time, however, you may develop pains resulting from the very thing that is soothing about crochet, its repetitiveness. Unfortunately, pain is something that yarn crafters deal with from time to time. Repetitive motions in the hands and/or wrists can often cause cramping or sharp pains that make it hard to finish that big project! Luckily, a lot of pain can be avoided or alleviated with some basic adjustments to your form, posture and tools. 

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Tips for Crocheting Different Motifs

Crocheters love motifs. Motifs are fun, great little projects to carry around, and quick to complete for that instant gratification. They also offer so much versatility in shape, color, and texture. The possibilities are endless.

But motifs can be tricky to work. If you’ve had trouble achieving the correct number of sides on a motif, you

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GASP! Jaw-Dropping Crochet Top

Lovely, lacy, and cool!
Freshen your look with this light and swingy Dancing Dolman Diamond Top. Pretty and flattering on just about everyone, this pattern combines two lace motifs you’ll love to crochet and wear.

The Dancing Dolman Diamond Top looks great worn over a tank or cami, as well as by itself. Worked in pima cotton,

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