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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Little thread, tinier hooks, delicate intricacies of the stitches and patterns, doesn’t it seem like nearly everything is better if it has just a bit of crocheted lace embellishing it? Lace adds a light sophisticated touch to crochet. Crochet lace patterns don’t have to be worked in thread or lace-weight yarn either. You can create […]

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I have always loved cables, but most of the cabled sweaters and accessories I saw were knitted. Surely, I thought, you can crochet cables. Then I was introduced to the beauty of crocheted cables, and I was hooked. You will be quickly hooked as well. Strands of crocheted post stitches step around and behind each […]

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I have a yarn stash full of single skeins or collections of two or three balls of yarn. They aren’t large enough to create a garment or even a scarf on their own, but combined they create incredible color combination. These single skeins have led me into a wonderful world of crochet colorwork. I have […]

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Crochet Patterns for Kids are small projects and can be quickly finished; they are an ideal stash-busting project, using only a few balls of yarn, and the diminutive recipients are just old enough to appreciate the thought that goes into a handmade gift. Toddler garments are also the perfect canvas on which to try a […]

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Four Fabulous Free Crochet Tops

I am always on the lookout for perfect crochet top patterns for year-round wear. It needs to be something that can be worn with a tank top, short- or long-sleeve shirt-and I love a garment with an interesting stitch-pattern or construction. We don’t often think of crochet top patterns as being warm-weather friendly, but this […]

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Lace, chevrons, crochet in the round, warm and solid fabric, you can create anything with Tunisian crochet. And I am so excited to share new patterns in our free Tunisian eBook, 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian Crochet, with you. Tunisian crochet is a wonderful […]

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They’re cute and cuddly, creepy and scary, or silly and fun, and we all love them. Crochet amigurumi range from mystical creature such as fairies and vampires to owls and giraffes and are the perfect gift for adults, teens, children, and babies. Before you begin your next crochet amigurumi pattern, check out this amigurumi tutorial […]

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By Sarah Read The History of Irish Crochet Lace Crochet first came to Ireland in the 1700s, in the hands of Ursuline nuns who had learned the technique in France, where it had developed as a shortcut for making Venetian point needle lace. Its characterized raised edges and fine mesh background could be crocheted many […]

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By Toni Rexroat We all love the idea of crocheting for kids. Children’s garments and accessories are the perfect little project with which to test a new technique or stitch, use a smaller quantity of yarn, or introduce the next generation to the wonders of crochet, not to mention just how cute children look in […]

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