All of my first crochet hats were topped with pom poms or braids. When beginning hats from the crown down, I usually used slip stitch to join chain into a circle and then worked round one into the circle or worked the stitches of round one into a single chain. Both of these methods leave […]

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By Toni Rexcoat After first discovering the addictive quality of the crochet chain and the possibility of the basic crochet stitches, such as the single crochet and the double crochet, the next thing any beginning crochet needs to learn is how to read crochet patterns. How to Choose a Crochet Pattern Step one is to […]

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How to Double Crochet for Beginners

A couple of weekends ago I spent a few days in Portland, Oregon. There to see the West Coast premiere of Handmade Nation, the documentary about the indie craft movement, I ended up enjoying the best crafty weekend in the history of my life. After touring around some crafty hotspots around the city, eating fabulous […]

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