Crochet Corner

You have questions, we have answers! Come check out the answers to some reader submitted questions and get a response to your burning crochet questions.


I struggle with my stitches being too tight, and my projects are always the wrong size when I’m done.  I’m about to throw all my yarn away and give up.  Help!

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

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I’m just beginning to learn crochet. I’m making a long scarf and will need more than one ball of yarn. Is it hard to switch yarn or add in another ball?

Hi Darcy,

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

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Help! How do I read a crochet pattern?

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Hi Melissa,

So, you’ve decided that you want to learn how to crochet – that’s great! You’ve picked out your yarn and learned a few of the basic stitches, but now what? If you are just learning to crochet, one of the hurdles you must overcome is learning to read crochet patterns. While you don’t have

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What’s blocking, and how do you do it?

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Dear Laurie,

Congratulations! You finished that piece you’ve been working on… or have you?

Maybe not. If you want to add a professional finish to your crocheted piece, you should consider blocking it.

Blocking your crochet items puts a nice finishing touch on all your hard work, and it gives the final product a professional appearance. You’ll set

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