Step Into Crochet with Rohn Strong

When asked if they have ever crocheted socks, most crocheters will tell you that they are very difficult to size and fit. For this reason, crochet socks can seem daunting and remain unmade projects. But never fear! Rohn Strong, the valiant author of Step Into Crochet, listened to the woes of his fellow crocheters and […]

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No Sock Day—No Way!

Do you have a drawer full of socks that are ragged or that have lost their mates? Have you just given up on socks altogether and stocked your shoe collection with flip-flops and open-toed sandals? Now you can say “no way!” to a sockless day on the silliest holiday, No Sock Day! Rohn Strong’s Step […]

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Make Your Project Zip-Worthy

It’s Zipper Day! Hooray! This is the day to make your projects zip-worthy. Dotted throughout Interweave Crochet, Love of Crochet, and Interweave books are fabulous projects that feature zippers. Moveable parts may seem tricky to work into a project, but Robyn Chachula has some easy to follow advice: “Pin zipper to body opening, matching the […]

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Celebrate the Earth with Eco-Friendly Fibers

Tomorrow is Earth Day, the day when we celebrate the beautiful place we live, love and, of course, craft! The Earth has been kind to us by providing sheep, llamas, cotton, hemp, and other wonderful sources of crafting material delights. Some of our favorite yarns honor Mother Earth because they’re sustainable and eco-friendly! Work them […]

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The great Tunisian crochet battle last December between two of Interweave’s finest crocheters, Dana Bincer and Susanna Tobias, inspired me to delve into the treasure troves of Tunisian literature to discover which side of the battle I should join. Is Tunisian just knitting with a hook, or is it a wonderful addition to the crochet […]

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WIP Wednesday: A Crocheter Learns to Knit

Crochet has been my craft of choice for years. I find the hook reassuring, the motion soothing, and the look of crocheted fabric delightful. Then one day last week, I had a seemingly innocuous conversation with Joni Coniglio, senior project editor of Interweave Knits and knitscene. When that conversation ended, I had a pair of […]

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