The Best Crochet Books – Our 2020 Picks!

For over one hundred years, people have been sharing the art and enjoyment of crochet in books. Today’s crochet books offer readers full-color photos, unique designs, and easy-to-understand pattern steps. But there’s nothing more frustrating than purchasing an expensive guide, only to find the book causes frustration or worse, unreliable patterns.  That’s why we’ve reviewed … Read more

Best Ergonomic Crochet Hooks

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For anyone with that experiences hand or wrist pain while crocheting, owning a set of high-quality ergonomic crochet hooks can make all the difference, increasing comfort and keeping you crafting longer.  Ergonomic crochet hooks are designed with special features like soft, easy-to-grip handles or larger handles with unique curves.  These features help reduce the likelihood … Read more

The Best Yarns for Crochet

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Stepping into a yarn shop right now can produce mixed feelings for many beginning crocheters.  With hundreds of different fibers, colors, and price ranges, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed with finding the best yarns for crochet projects.  But the growing selection of yarns on the market also means there’s never been a more exciting … Read more

Is Crocheting Expensive? A Break Down of Costs

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Many people wonder just how expensive it is to start learning how to crochet. I’ll share with you the absolute necessities of the craft, how much you can expect to spend, and the average cost of each item. The total cost may surprise you in the end. So how expensive is it to begin learning … Read more

In Crochet, What Does Tog. Mean?

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When you are working from a crochet pattern, it is common to run across different abbreviations, most of which can look like a foreign language. Tog. is a common one that almost all crocheters will run into at some point. So what does tog. mean? Tog. is a common abbreviation that simply means together. By … Read more

How To Crochet Rows Evenly: A Step-by-Step Guide

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We all want our finished crochet projects to look as professional as possible.  That is one reason learning to crochet rows evenly is important for beginning crocheters.  Crocheting in uniform, straight rows create the smooth and polished look we all want from our projects. How do you learn to crochet rows evenly?  The step-by-step guide … Read more

How to Choose Yarn For Crochet

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Over time, experienced crocheters will tell you that choosing yarn for crochet can be just as much fun as creating the projects themselves.  The different types of fibers, colors, weights and styles of yarn on the market have exploded in recent years, making shopping for yarn a fun part of the creative process.  While it’s … Read more

27 Crochet Patterns for Dog Sweaters

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If you’ve been to the pet store recently, you know how expensive boutique dog sweaters can be.  With some basic knowledge of crochet, you can skip the hefty price tag and create a cute and affordable dog sweater for your furry friend.  Keep your puppy warm in the winter or make a stylish gift for … Read more

20 Different Crochet Stitches

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One of the many reasons I love crochet is the variety of different crochet stitches available to create unique projects.  With so many different options, there’s always a new stitch combination to learn and experiment.  By gradually adding new crochet stitches to your toolbox, you can keep expanding your skills and projects. So what are … Read more

63 Quick and Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners

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One thing you’ll learn as you’re learning to crochet is that there are thousands of different projects you can make.  From fun things to wear to functional items for the home, there’s no shortage of quick and easy crochet patterns for beginners available for free.  Once you know the basics, there’s nothing stopping you from … Read more

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