After hours invested in creating a crocheted garment, it’s easy to pretend that there’s no longer a need to lavish attention on it. Off the hook, out of mind, right? Well, if you want your garment to last for years and years, a little extra TLC for your hand-crocheted items goes a long way. Taking care of a hand-crocheted garment isn’t difficult, but it does require some additional knowledge. I will be focusing on the care of garments made from wool and other animal fibers, though these tips are also applicable to items made from acrylic or other synthetic yarns.Read More
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If you always have your hooks on hand, try these six crochet hacks for everyday uses. From rescuing jewelry to fixing your clothes, crochet hooks are not for just yarn anymore! You don’t need to use your brand new hooks for these tricks, either – old hooks or previously loved ones from a thrift store work as well.Read More
Rather upsettingly I hadn’t known that there were different types of crochet terminology. Being British my mum and Nana had taught me what they knew, which was UK terms, and now I was entering an eye-opening realm of familiar-named stitches meaning one thing to me and something entirely different to others!Read More
It’s an age-old debate among crocheter’s and knitters: which is better—acrylic or wool yarn? Read on to discover the good and the bad aspects of using acrylic vs wool fiber. At the end of it all, which side will you be on?Read More
Those pesky labels around your new skein of yarn can get in the way, but don’t be so quick to toss them; there is a wealth of information to be found on those little labels! Here’s a quick overview of the most important information included.
1. Brand and yarn name
2. Fiber content, weight and yardage.
Nothing is more frustrating in the land of crochet than putting a lot of time, effort and materials into a garment and winding up with a poor, unflattering fit.Read More
This is one of the things most beginners struggle with the most, and I’ll admit to still having trouble with it depending on the stitches I am working with. Having nice straight edges on your piece will really make a difference in how it fits and looks. Getting consistently straight edges will come withRead More
Have you ever sat down to teach a loved one crochet and run into some hiccups through the process? Teaching isn’t always as intuitive as doing, so read this article to learn some of our favorite tips to teach crochet to anyone.Read More