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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Crocheters and knitters love to tinker as they make sweaters. Pull up any pattern page on Ravelry and you can see a long list of design mods. Switching seamed to seamless, adding waist shaping, morphing a cardigan into a pullover—we go way beyond adjusting sleeve length. Truly committed sweater engineers especially love turning construction methods […]

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Crochet Vintage Hot Pad Free Web Bonus

Pattern by Amy Polcyn An old 1950s kitchen set pattern inspired this super-easy hot pad that’s worked in simple single crochet. Add a fun retro feel to your kitchen with this quick-and-easy project! Designer tip… Work fewer rows to make a coaster or more to make a place mat! Or try a larger hook to […]

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Supersize Crochet: Begin With Home Decor

As the Bohemian style continues to hold broad appeal, it is seeing a life far beyond that crocheted dress your little sister wore to Coachella. Crocheted wall hangings, the ever-present afghan, crocheted baskets – these little touches make a house a home, while bringing back the thoughtful handmade lifestyle. With the release of Supersize Crochet […]

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Yarn Leftovers: Make a Swatch Bowl

Your crafting inspiration-driver is back! I have come up with yet another idea for all those swatches sitting around the house—make bowls! You can make a new swatch or use one that’s lying around. This process works with both knit and crocheted swatches! And it is a great kid-friendly activity (it’s non-toxic and easy to […]

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