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 Fix Crochet Blanket Curving
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 Make Your Yarn Go Further: 14 Tips and Tricks
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 How to Read Crochet: Patterns, Diagrams and Terms Explained
Whether you are a 20-something who has never created something with her hands or a retiree looking for a new social hobby, needlework is guaranteed to fit the ticket. But where do you start? If you are new to the world of needlework, you might be wondering “is it easier to learn to knit or … Read more Is It Easier to Learn to Knit or Crochet? The Pros and Cons of Each.
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 The 15 Softest Crochet Yarns (and How to Use Them)
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 How to Crochet Without a Crochet Hook – Tutorial
Getting to know the sizes and types of crochet hooks available on the market can make a big difference as you learn to crochet. By learning the parts of a crochet hook and different sizes and materials can help you better understand the ways that projects and the process of crochet can change when you … Read more Crochet Hook Sizes and Types- The Ultimate Guide
When I was first introduced to crocheting, my great-aunt gave me a bunch of hand-me-down crochet hooks in various colors, materials, and sizes. While most were the same length, I wondered what the long crochet hooks were for. After a bit of research and a phone call to my aunt, I learned that there is … Read more What Are Long Crochet Hooks for?
After several long weeks of crocheting and sewing, and I finally assembled a beautiful granny square afghan. However, my work wasn’t done. I needed a border, and I wanted to crochet it fast. Yet, I didn’t know whether a single crochet, a double crochet, or a completely different stitch work be the quickest choice. This … Read more What Crochet Stitch Works Up the Fastest?
So you saw the cutest little crochet teddy bear online and you say to yourself, “I can totally do that.” Then you realize that crocheting isn’t as simple as moving a needle back and forth on a piece of yarn. But you figure, what the heck, let’s go all in! Where do you start? Well, … Read more What Size Crochet Hook Do I Use? A Guide to Hook Sizes