Best Crochet Articles: Patterns, Tips, Techniques

Scarves make great gifts! They’re also great projects for beginner crocheters to learn how to crochet a scarf! By learning how to crochet a scarf, you’ll acquire a skill you can build on and use to make useful homemade gifts for both fun and profit. No matter what you choose to do with the finished […]

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We’ve all been there: we’ve all stared at the finished measurements in a knit or crochet pattern wondering which size to make. The secret to making the perfect size lies in understanding garment ease. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about garment ease and how you can use it to find the perfect fit. […]

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How to Make a Holiday Sweater (Quickly)

The only reason I’ve stalled on knitting a sweater is the time commitment, but that’s precisely why I find the holiday sweater so intriguing. It’s the perfect opportunity to use my crafting skills to make a fun outfit I’m happy to wear just once a year. The secret is to make a holiday sweater quickly. […]

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Crochet for Men! 4 Projects You’ve Been Waiting For

We’ve all been there—stitchers wants to crochet for the men in their lives, whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend, a family member, or yourself (hello crochet dudes!). It can be a struggle to find just the right project. Interweave Crochet Winter 2018 features 4 projects for guys you won’t want to miss! The holidays are […]

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WWDD: 10 Yarn DIY Christmas Decorations

Do you have visitors headed your way for the holidays? Get your house decked out for the holiday season with these yarn-inspired DIY Christmas decorations. Let me know which of these ideas you’ll try first in the comments below! 1. Make a holiday garland. There are a lot of fantastic ways to create holiday garland […]

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Pros & Cons of Being Raised by a Maker

You might remember a while back I shared my thoughts on raising a maker. In today’s digital-first world, raising kids who enjoy making as much as they enjoy playing on Snapchat is a rather daunting feat. Admittedly, my daughter Lauren hasn’t fully embraced yarn over social media, but we’re getting there. When Lauren and I […]

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Pattern of the Week: Christmas Cables for All!

Cables just fit this time of year. Whether you see them on blankets, sweaters, scarves, mittens, or hats, it seems like they’re everywhere—including on the cover of the Winter 2017 issue of Love of Crochet. Kristen TenDyke used an awesome yarn to create a crochet hat and mittens set that’s perfect for keeping your head […]

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Once you’ve read this, you’re going to want to try the technique! The pattern for the jurab socks mentioned in this article is available in Interweave Crochet Winter 2011 along with lots of other great patterns that are sure to make your holiday craft planning a breeze! Find more stories like this in our pages – […]

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Handmade gifts have special meaning, so when someone you know is expecting, you may wonder what type of gift you can make. Hats and booties both work up quickly, but the baby will outgrow these in what seems to be the amount of time it took to work them or less! So, what could you […]

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The Ultimate Crochet Books for Holiday Gift Giving

Whether you are a crocheter or love a crocheter, these crochet books are essentials for holiday gift-giving. From macramé to amigurumi, each of these books has its own special quality and would be a fun and intriguing addition to any serious crafter’s library. Which one is your favorite? It’s hard for us to choose! Dig […]

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