Most crochet projects start with a beginning chain, also known as the starting chain. If you ask 3 avid crocheters how to crochet into the beginning chain, you’re sure to get 3 different answers—literally. That’s what happened when I asked my coworkers Susanna Tobias, project editor for crochet, and Sara Dudek, associate editor of Interweave […]

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What Crochet Projects Do Men Want?

When we love someone—whether a spouse, friend or relative—we want to make them something. It can be a real struggle, however, for us to figure out what to crochet for a man. What will you want or use? Help us take the guesswork out of the equation! Fill out the quiz below and let us […]

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If you’re anything like me, your crochet queue is full to the brim with projects that you may or may not ever start and/or complete. When this is the case, sometimes it’s nice to come across a project that you could complete in one sitting. Wouldn’t that be great!?! Well, if your to-hook list has you […]

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The Ghost Ranch Shawlette has been one of the most enjoyable projects I’ve ever participated in. Even the photo shoot was entertaining. The biggest draw to this project is the yarn—Freia hand dyes their yarn in such a way that results are beautiful in any of the available colorways. The rich transition of color in […]

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Katherine Dempsey is an everyday crocheter who particularly loves the Interweave Crochet Accessories special issues. An avid crafter who crochets daily, she taught herself to crochet in 2011. She recently started selling her work at local craft fairs and through her Etsy shop, A Danish Heart. After the Fall Katherine worked for more than twelve […]

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The Wrong Side Can be Beautiful Too!

In the world of crochet, there are many opinions about which side of the project is the right side and which is the wrong side. In fact, Love of Crochet associate editor Dana Bincer and I have a running debate regarding this very issue. Granted, in some projects, it doesn’t make a big difference. Most […]

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