Tips, Tutorials and Abbreviations


Into the Blue Crochet Scarf Pattern

 

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 quick

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Coastal Redwood Super Scarf Crochet Pattern

 

I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter and scarves are some of my favorite crochet projects to make, wear, and give. When I first heard about the super scarf crochet pattern phenomenon, I knew I had to make one! After all, not only are Super Scarves luxuriously long and super cozy, they definitely make a statement!

For

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6 Helpful Suggestions for the New Crocheter

Welcome to the addictive world of crochet! You are embarking on a thrilling creative path, which will introduce you to a global network of fellow crafters and a whole new avenue of gift-giving and decoration. We have collected some basic tips and tricks for crochet beginners to make sure that you get off to a

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What is Conceptual Crochet?

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.

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How to Finger Crochet

Finger crochet is a great way to enjoy crochet when you don’t have a hook on hand (or, when your hook isn’t the right size for your yarn). It’s also a great way to teach crochet, since your fingers only have to focus on the mechanics of the stitches and not on how to hold the hook

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How to Read a Yarn Label

We know it’s tempting to rip off your yarn labels so you can start crocheting right away, but before you toss them you might want to think twice: there’s actually a wealth of information to be found on those little labels! But like with most things, the more information included, the more overwhelming it can seem — but don’t worry. We’re going to break down all the common symbols and information so you won’t feel so lost. Once you’re armed with the proper knowledge, you’ll confidently be able to read every yarn label in your stash.  So let’s get started by breaking down the label and everything it has to offer.

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How To Read Crochet Patterns

If you are just learning to crochet, one of the hurdles you must overcome is learning how to read crochet patterns. While you don’t have to learn everything all at once, there are a few important elements of a pattern to know so that you can pick up any of the patterns in this issue and feel comfortable enough to attempt them if one strikes your fancy.

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