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 In Crochet, What Does Tog. Mean?
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 Crochet Rows Evenly: A Step-by-Step Guide
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 How to Choose Yarn For Crochet
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 27 Crochet Patterns for Dog Sweaters
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 20 Different Crochet Stitches
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 63 Quick and Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners
Not long ago, a friend found herself in a tricky situation. While quickly grabbing a crochet project before running out the door, she left with knitting needles instead of a crochet hook. She shared the experience of trying to determine: is it possible to crochet with knitting needles? Unfortunately for her situation, the results were … Read more Can You Crochet With a Knitting Needle?
For whatever reason, there’s a common misconception that the only way to make those adorable little booties for babies and cats you see all over Instagram is with knitting needles. In reality, crocheting socks for babies and cats are some of the easiest projects for learning more advanced crochet stitches and techniques like crocheting in … Read more How to crochet socks (for babies and cats)
If you have decided to begin crocheting, it is important to gather all the right supplies to be successful. One of the supplies you might choose to purchase are crochet stitch markers. So what are crochet stitch markers? Crochet stitch markers are used in patterns that require a specific amount of stitches. They are a … Read more What Are Crochet Stitch Markers?
Even the most experienced crocheters sometimes wind up with a missed stitch or another mistake. While no one likes to make mistakes, they are bound to happen. The important thing to know are the tips to fix a missed stitch and other common errors in crochet when they happen (and to know the tricks to … Read more How To Fix A Missed Stitch in Crochet (and Other Common Mistakes)