Discover the best crochet hooks to use as we answer the age-old debate on the inline vs tapered crochet hook. The answer to this question may surprise you! Crocheters all have their preferences as to which hook feels better. Learn why some people prefer one hook over the other.Read More
So, you want to learn more about crochet? You’ve come to the right place! As a beginner, you might be wondering where to start and these free beginner crochet stitches are the perfect way to get you crocheting. You’ll also find tips for beginners, free crochet tutorials, and a master crochet abbreviations list that you’ll definitely want to keep handy.
I live in a quiet suburb, on the North Shore of Montreal, in the province of Québec, Canada. You know Canada: home to everyone’s polite cousins, where people apologize when bumped into, and are accused of having odd accents (Aboot, anyone? P.S. No one actually says it like that.)Read More
If you’ve made it this far, you’re already halfway there to solving your gauge problems. Creating a gauge swatch is an important step that many people skip and it leaves them wondering why something didn’t fit. The gauge swatch information, if necessary, is given in the pattern so you will be able to make aRead More
I am a confessed serial yarnaholic. I have never been able to control my yarn buying, no matter how hard I have tried. If I see a project I want to do, I buy the pattern and the yarn – I can’t help myself! I’ll get to it eventually, right? So in an effort toRead More
I first learned about conceptual knitting through the work of Lea Redmond, an artist and knitting designer who brought conceptual knitting into the mainstream with her Sky Scarf and Mood Scarf patterns. Conceptual projects can easily be created using crochet, too.
Conceptual designs challenge crocheters to step outside their typical comfort zones to create unpredictable projects.Read More
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 basicRead More
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.Read More
These days it can seem easier to find other crocheters online than in your local community! Meeting regularly with a crochet circle can be a great way to finish your crochet projects while having fun.
Joining a crochet club or guild is so much fun! We scoured the internet to find as many crochet groups thatRead More
So, you’ve caught the yarn bug and you’re officially “hooked!” Congratulations! I thought I’d share a list of the Top 10 Crochet Tips and Tricks for Beginners that I share with my students as I’m walking them through their first projects.
Make sure your hands are clean. You won’t want to try to get greaseRead More
Dive into your stash of blue yarn and crochet this easy crochet scarf pattern! Best of all, this pattern is written for both left and right handed crocheters with stitch diagrams for both. This pattern is a lot of fun to work up and it’s a great pattern to have on hand for a quickRead More