Tips, Tutorials and Abbreviations


Tips for Left-Handed Knitters Who Want to Crochet

While I am right-handed, I grew up in a household where everyone else was left-handed, and I witnessed their struggle every day. However, when it came time to learn how to crochet, this situation came to be useful!  I sat opposite my mother and mimicked her steps as if looking in a mirror and caught onto the process easily. It can be difficult to how to crochet left-handed for beginners. Lefties will hold the hook in their left hand and use their right hand to hold the yarn and maintain tension.

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How to Wind Yarn into a Cake Tutorial

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter, and I love to play around with new and exciting yarns. In the last few years, the availability of independent yarns has exploded. Every crocheter now has more access to hand-dyed yarns, handspun yarns, and yarns imported in small batches than ever before.

One thing that crocheters may find intimidating

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UK to US Crochet Terms: Exploring Our Differences

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!

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Crochet Abbreviations and Special Stitches

This is our growing list of crochet abbreviations and special stitches that are used in our patterns. Any linked stitch in this list will take you to a page of patterns that utilize that stitch so this page is an on-going resource that will continue to be updated with new stitches and new links to patterns. We hope you find this list useful!

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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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