I was introduced the crochet spike stitch several years ago, though it was called a long single crochet by the designer. This incredible stitch was so easy, but the resulting fabric was awesome. Worked in a contrasting color, you can create simple colowork, and even when worked in the same color, spike stitches create a […]

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Many of us accidentally felted our crochet projects, but felting crochet is a great technique to create sturdy bags and warm garments and accessories. Crochet felting is also a great crochet technique for beginning crocheters, as the crochet-felting process disguises uneven stitches. In this free eBook, How to Felt Crochet: Felting Instructions Plus 4 Free […]

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One of the advantages of crocheting your own tops and sweaters is the ability to modify them to flatter your figure. Need a little more room in the bust without affecting the circumference of the waist, or, like me, is there always too much fabric at the hips? Modifying a crochet pattern can seem intimidating, […]

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Little thread, tinier hooks, delicate intricacies of the stitches and patterns, doesn’t it seem like nearly everything is better if it has just a bit of crocheted lace embellishing it? Lace adds a light sophisticated touch to crochet. Crochet lace patterns don’t have to be worked in thread or lace-weight yarn either. You can create […]

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The granny square pattern is the heart of crochet and the building blocks for all sorts of projects. With variations from solid stitch squares to flowery squares, once you learn how to crochet granny squares the options are endless. You can make afghans and socks, bags, scarves, and more! To celebrate all that granny has […]

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The Chain Reaction Afghan Project is so much more than a collection of free crochet afghan patterns, it’s the start to making a difference through sharing the joy of crocheting. Download Free Crochet Afghans and Blankets today! This year-long celebration began with crochet afghan pattern submissions from favorite designers, combined with the ten reader’s choices. […]

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Crochet flowers are so quick to create. All but the most complex can be completed in less than an hour. A crochet flower pattern is the perfect project to use up leftover those luscious or supple yarn scraps you just can’t bear to toss. A handmade flower can also transform a garment or accessory from […]

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Textures, colors, techniques such as Tunisian or broomstick lace, stitch patterns, inventive constructions, and crochet embellishments are a few of the methods we employ to make our crochet work interesting and eye catching. And while I crochet primarily for my own satisfactions, it's always nice, after all of those hours of work, when a kind […]

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You crochet gifts for friends and family; your drawers are full of your own crochet accessories and garments, and yarn is overflowing from bins. Crochet is a large part of all of our lives, and it is important that the beauty of crochet stitches be represented on our special occasions, including weddings. We’re happy to […]

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