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 How to Read Crochet: Patterns, Diagrams and Terms Explained

Is It Easier to Learn to Knit or Crochet? The Pros and Cons of Each.

Crochet blanket

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.

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 How to Crochet Without a Crochet Hook – Tutorial

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