How to Stiffen a Crochet Snowflake

As the winter holidays approach, you’ll see patterns all over the place for crochet snowflakes and stars. In fact, you’ll find 3 such patterns in Love of Crochet Winter 2017, designed by Sue Perez. Stars and snowflakes make great hanging ornaments once they’ve been stiffened. You can make bigger ornaments with bigger yarn: we made […]

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Crochet Snowman Ornament: Meet Frosty the Bobblehead

It’s a little bit crafty, a little bit crochet, and a whole lot of cute! Make Frosty the Bobblehead as a versatile crochet snowman ornament. Deborah Bagley designed it with things she had around the house: a foam ball, buttons, and an old box spring.* Once she formed the snowman’s head and body, she crocheted […]

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How to Crochet a Gauge Swatch

Size matters in crochet. Do you want your crocheted project to turn out like the picture? Do you want your garment to fit? Crochet patterns provide the final measurements of projects, and if you want to make a specific size, you need to know how to crochet a gauge swatch. I didn’t crochet a gauge […]

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Available Now – Love of Crochet Winter 2017

We all have many sides to our personalities. Sometimes we’re sophisticated, other times we’re playful, and still other times we just want to let our hair down and get cozy. The Love of Crochet Winter 2017 issue has patterns for all of our moods. Crochet Patterns You’re Gonna Love In the “Flirty, Festive, and Fun” […]

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Crochet Class: How to Soften Yarn

Some yarn is scratchy. That’s not a judgment, it’s just a statement of fact. Not all yarn can be soft like cashmere, baby alpaca, or vicuña, nor would we want it to be. However, we sometimes use a scratchy yarn for projects that would be better suited for a soft yarn. I’ve been guilty of […]

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Handmade rugs are beautiful and practical, but they have one potential flaw: slippage. It’s not only frustrating to slip and slide on a rug, it’s dangerous—one misstep and you can fall. Handmade rugs, whether they’re crocheted, knitted, or woven, need a non-skid rug backing. Here are some easy ways to make your rug stick to […]

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More Than 5 Ways to Style a Poncho

Inside our upcoming edition of Love of Crochet Winter 2017 we show you 5 ways to style a poncho, but I actually found 7 ways to style it. And some of the styles look different depending on if you fold the poncho with the stripes or solid section facing out. The issue comes out in just […]

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Arm Knitting Video How-To and Stash-Busting Idea

So you or the kids want to learn how to arm knit. Great! Join Vickie Howell as she demonstrates step-by-step how to knit with your arms in her free video. It’s really easy and super fun! Arm Knitting a Cowl: The Ultimate Stash-Busting Project My coworker, Alice Weaver, raided the yarn scraps here at Interweave […]

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What crochet patterns do people like the most? Is one pattern more popular than another? I love seeing which patterns tickle people’s fancy, so I often turn to ravelry to find out what the top 5 crochet patterns are in each issue. Top 5 Crochet Patterns According to Hearts Given on Ravelry Sweaters usually make […]

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