Can You Crochet With a Knitting Needle?

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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

How to crochet socks (for babies and cats)

Crochet socks

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

What Are Crochet Stitch Markers?

Crochet Stitch Markers

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

How to Fix Crochet Blanket Curving

Different crochet parts

One of the common issues beginner (and sometimes experienced) crocheters run into when making a blanket or afghan is curved edges.  You’re crocheting along and suddenly the start of your blanket looks more like a “rainbow” than a nice straight rectangle.  If it happens the most important thing is not to panic.  There are several … Read more

How to Make Your Yarn Go Further:  14 Tips and Tricks

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Once you have the basic crochet supplies, yarn can often be the most expensive part of a crochet project.  Thankfully there are tips and tricks that can save money and help yarn go further.  Knowing these tips and tricks to help yarn go further can also help when in a pinch and you’re about to … Read more

How to Read Crochet: Patterns, Diagrams and Terms Explained

Crochet pattern

The first time you read a crochet pattern, it can feel like a foreign language.  Once you’ve mastered the basic stitches, the next step is to move into reading patterns and learning the common crochet terms.  Understanding how to read crochet patterns and diagrams can break open the options for new projects to make. How … Read more

 The 15 Softest Crochet Yarns (and How to Use Them)

Different colorful types of yarn

There are so many options when it comes to choosing yarn for crocheting, and some it is softer and more luxurious to use than others. What are the softest yarns for crocheting? There are so many different fibers that can be spun into yarn these days, and they leave the final product soft and silky … Read more

How to Crochet Without a Crochet Hook – Tutorial

Wooden crochet hooks

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to crochet without a crochet hook?  A few years ago, finger crochet—a technique to create unique crochet projects without a hook—roared onto the DIY scene. Today there are tons of patterns and blog posts about how great it is to crochet without a hook. We’re joining in today … Read more

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