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Is Crochet Better than Knitting?

Have you tried knitting an thought to yourself, “man, crochet is so much better than knitting.”? Or are you a seasoned knitter who picked up crochet and never looked back? Or do you crochet and knit equally and have some interesting feedback on the differences and similarities between these two crafts? We hear you!

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Crocheting for Charity: What You Need To Know

I, like many crocheters, enjoy making charity projects. In the past, I would participate in charity crochet-a-longs online and ship my creations to organizations throughout the country and the world. With rising postage costs, more and more crocheters are looking for ways to contribute their crocheting talent locally. Luckily, it’s easier than you think to find local charities that accept handmade projects.

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How To Prevent Pain While Crocheting: Self Care for the Avid Crocheter

Repetitive and calming, crocheting can be a very effective way to de-stress, wind down and soothe your soul after a hectic day. Over time, however, you may develop pains resulting from the very thing that is soothing about crochet, its repetitiveness. Unfortunately, pain is something that yarn crafters deal with from time to time. Repetitive motions in the hands and/or wrists can often cause cramping or sharp pains that make it hard to finish that big project! Luckily, a lot of pain can be avoided or alleviated with some basic adjustments to your form, posture and tools. 

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What To Do About Knots in the Middle of Your Skein

Knots in the middle of a skein. Aren’t those just the worst? Yes. And they always do seem to be in the very worst place of the project. It’s annoying and frustrating. Maybe you’re thinking there is a lack of quality control from the manufacturer. But knots happen, even to the best yarns.

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Tips for Crocheting Different Motifs

Crocheters love motifs. Motifs are fun, great little projects to carry around, and quick to complete for that instant gratification. They also offer so much versatility in shape, color, and texture. The possibilities are endless.

But motifs can be tricky to work. If you’ve had trouble achieving the correct number of sides on a motif, you

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How To Upcycle Clothes with Filet Crochet

Imagine this: you grab your favorite pair of jeans and discover there’s a huge rip in them – and not the kind that could pass for the on-trend distressed jeans either. What do you do? It’s time to toss them, right? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

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Inline vs Tapered Crochet Hooks

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.

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