Some of our favorite projects use the Tunisian crochet technique. If you want to learn more about this interesting crochet method, check out Dora Ohrenstein’s book The New Tunisian Crochet. It’s filled with contemporary designs that use this time-honored technique. So what is Tunisian crochet and where does it come from? Dora explains it all… […]

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Crochet Origins: An Enigmatic Tale

An ancient grave site with a skeleton clutching a primitive hook and bits of crochet fabric—it’s a crochet historian’s dream. Sadly, it’s unlikely to come true. Claims of crochet’s antiquity have frequently been made, probably in no more influential a source than the Caulfield and Saward’s Encyclopedia of Victorian Needlework, published in 1882 and still […]

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Crochet Granny Squares Tips and Variations

Tips and Tails Crochet Granny Squares work up quickly, but weaving in all the ends does take time. There’s no convenient way to work over ends, because you’re never making more than three adjacent stitches, not enough to cover a tail. It’s a good idea to get into the habit of working in ends after […]

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The following article is an excerpt from Crochetscene 2014. Granny squares—folks tend to love them or loathe them. I waver between the two extremes myself. When the colors of the square motifs really glow, they can be luscious. But when there’s too much of a good thing, we may get granny overload. The granny square […]

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