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How to: Make a Foundation Chain

A foundation chain is an essential part to any crocheting project. This stitch can also be called a starting chain as it is used for the beginning row of whatever project you’re working on. Learning a foundation chain is a great way to improve your crocheting skills so this tutorial is perfect for anyone working on their skill set.

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How to: Single Crochet (sc)

single crochet step one

Perhaps the most fundamental stitch in crocheting, the single crochet (sc) is an incredibly important skill to learn to begin crocheting anything. This tutorial will take you step-by-step to introduce you to the stitch so you can begin your crocheting adventure or simply refresh in preparation of a new project!

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How to: Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Half Double Crochet Tutorial

How do you do a half double crochet stitch? Learn by following the photo tutorial below! The crochet half double stitch is an easy stitch to learn and it’s only slightly more involved than the single crochet stitch. The resulting stitch pattern is a little looser and taller than the single crochet, and it uses a little more yarn.

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Know Your Hook: Sizes E-7

Know Your Hook

It’s time for another Know Your Hook! For your reading pleasure, we’ll be look at hook sizes E through size 7 or, like we discussed in our last column, size G. These hooks are a bit smaller than those that pair with the light worsted weight yarns and measure from 3.5 – 4.5mm.
In terms of

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Know Your Hook: Sizes 7-I

It’s time for another Know Your Hook! For this installment, we’ll be looking at the hook sizes 7 through I, or 4.5-5.5mm. Most hook sizes correspond to letters, but there are the few odd sizes out that are just on their own. The size 7 hook falls right between sizes G and H and since

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Know Your Hook: Sizes K-M

The next few hook sizes we’ll be looking into range from K-M. In terms of diameter, these hooks will be anywhere from 6.5 to 9mm in thickness. They’re a little thinner than the M and Q hooks we discussed in our last issue, but these are still thicker hooks than usual. For this range of

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