The Perfect Summer Tote

Everyone wants the Martha’s Vineyard Tote as seen in Love of Crochet Summer 2017! Several coworkers, me included, have commented repeatedly about wanting—dare I say, needing—this bag. I’ve made mine in Embers. Some of my coworkers only have eyes for the Almond color, but others love the bold red color of Embers. We all agree […]

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We Love Mandalas!

Mandala means “circle” in Sanskrit, and crocheters have been making them since way back . . . only we’ve been calling them doilies! The mandalas of today embrace bold colors, varying yarn weights, and a plethora of stitch patterns. Working these round motifs in a single color produces a chic, romantic look; using multiple colors […]

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Happy Barefoot Day!

Are you one of those people who kicks off your shoes and socks the minute you get home? Then no doubt you have National Barefoot Day marked on your calendar and you’ve tried to get management to make shoes optional at work. Good for you! If walking around without shoes is your thing, check out these […]

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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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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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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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