I was introduced the crochet spike stitch several years ago, though it was called a long single crochet by the designer. This incredible stitch was so easy, but the resulting fabric was awesome. Worked in a contrasting color, you can create simple colowork, and even when worked in the same color, spike stitches create a […]

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The granny square pattern is the heart of crochet and the building blocks for all sorts of projects. With variations from solid stitch squares to flowery squares, once you learn how to crochet granny squares the options are endless. You can make afghans and socks, bags, scarves, and more! To celebrate all that granny has […]

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Crochet baby patterns are so satisfying! Who can resist those tiny garments and crocheted accessories? Moms always appreciate handmade gifts, tailored specifically for their newest addition, and these little projects provide opportunities to experiment with a new stitch or construction technique. Plus these quick and easy items make great stash busters-or perhaps a chance to […]

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FREE Crochet Scarf Patterns: Our Free Gift to You!

I hope you are able to spend time with family and loved ones today. Wonderful food, lots of laughter, and a few handmade gifts have been exchanged in my home. Later, we will be bundling up and heading outdoors for a little more fun. But first, I have one more gift to give—crochet scarf patterns! […]

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Are you ready to take the next step in your crochet journey and create with advanced crochet stitches like linked crochet, hairpin lace, or crocodile stitch? The Interweave free eBook uses images, illustrations, and text to share ten advanced crochet techniques with you.Here is just a sample of the advanced stitch techniques included in Advanced […]

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The origin of Tunisian crochet is shrouded in mystery. We do not know Learn how to use Tunisian crochet stitches to make beautiful crochet projects, such as this Barn Crochet Jacket pattern.when or even where it was invented. But we know that in the 19th century this technique quickly became popular for the warm dense […]

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I am always on the lookout for a quick and easy stitch. In last winter's issue of Interweave Crochet I was reintroduced to the linked double crochet stitch. This is easily one of my favorite stitches. Fast and simple, the linked double crochet stitch combines the speed and height of taller stitches, such as the […]

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How to Double Crochet for Beginners

A couple of weekends ago I spent a few days in Portland, Oregon. There to see the west-coast premiere of Handmade Nation, the documentary about the indie craft movement, I ended up enjoying the best crafty weekend in the history of my life. After touring around some crafty hotspots around the city, eating fabulous meals […]

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Are you learning how to crochet or looking for a few tips on crochet stitches? Let’s start with the basics. Every crochet project is built from a series of cleverly placed crochet stitches. And a solid understanding of the crochet basic stitches is essential for any crocheter. Whether you are just learning or have been […]

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Getting More Crochet for Your Money

Crochet a sweater with five skeins of yarn. Yes please! I am always looking for ways to stretch my yarn a little farther. And I found my excellent tips and exquisite patterns in Robyn Chachula's new book Simply Crochet. Robyn shares how different crochet stitches use less yarn; thus, saving your money: Not all stitches […]

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