Craft it Forward: Jelly Buddies 4 Mandy

We coo and ahh with the birth of each newborn baby, and our hearts swell for preemies who struggle to survive. Pediatric neurologists experience the joys and heartaches of these struggles firsthand with the birth of each preemie in their care. Dr. Mandy Harris was one such devoted doctor who is credited with saving the […]

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11 Reasons to Frog (or Not)

May 13 is National Frog Jumping Day! This gives all of us a great excuse for playing and hopping around outside with the kids. It’s also the perfect day to talk about an essential principle in knitting and crochet: frogging. Susanna, the crochet project editor at Interweave, and I love to talk and debate crochet […]

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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 survey below and let us […]

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You’ve made a promise to yourself that you won’t buy any more yarn until you work through your stash (or at least a little bit of it, anyway). I’m here to help with 7 tricks for making beautiful projects with the yarn you already have on hand. First grab the size 7 StashBlaster crochet hook […]

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Hook & Learn: How to Treble Crochet

The treble crochet, sometimes called triple crochet, is a tall stitch that can create a variety of looks, including solid, lacy, and cabled fabrics. It’s abbreviated tc or trc in most patterns. A treble looks a lot like a double crochet, but it becomes taller due to an extra yarnover at the beginning and an […]

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How to Crochet a Granny Square

When people think of crochet, they usually think of the granny square, because it’s the quintessential crochet motif. Clustered stitches and open spaces create a block or square design. Crocheters can easily change color each round, so they use it for stash busting. It’s easy to learn and one of the first things I like […]

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10 Ways to Style an Asymmetrical Shawl

We highlighted “10 Ways to Style an Asymmetrical Shawl” in the Summer 2017 issue of Love of Crochet magazine, but we didn’t have enough room in print to show all the ways to style the Maritime Stripes Shawl by Stefanie Bold. In fact, when styling the shawl on a dress form, we came up with […]

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How to Hold a Crochet Hook

It was with abject horror that I learned my twin sister, Deborah Bagley, and I hold our crochet hooks differently. I know that sounds extreme. Why the shock? Our grandmother distinctly instructed us that there was a right way and wrong way. She taught us how to hold a hook properly; therefore, why would one […]

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How to Make a Crochet Spike Stitch

Add texture and color to your crochet with the fun and easy spike stitch. In its most basic form, you make a spike stitch by inserting the hook in a previous row or round before completing a stitch. The new stitch thus drops down over 1 or more rows, creating a spike of texture and/or […]

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