Going on a trip always means packing well to make sure you have everything you need without overpacking, and this is especially true for crocheters. If you’re flying, deciding what to pack is even more important as you only have one or two carry-ons to work withy. I personally always have a work-in-progress on
So, you’ve decided that you want to learn how to crochet – that’s great! You’ve picked out your yarn and learned a few of the basic stitches, but now what? If you are just learning to crochet, one of the hurdles you must overcome is learning to read crochet patterns. While you don’t have
First of all, let me say “BRAVO!” for at least starting with your gauge swatch – this 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 a product
Congratulations! You finished that piece you’ve been working on… or have you?
Maybe not. If you want to add a professional finish to your crocheted piece, you should consider blocking it.
Blocking your crochet items puts a nice finishing touch on all your hard work, and it gives the final product a professional appearance. You’ll set
My very tongue-in-cheek response is to ask, “Have you shown them the credit card bill?”
Of course, I’ll admit that this would have little effect on me. 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
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 with
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. By