How to Set the Mood for Crochet and Improve your Craft Experience

Autumn is the perfect time to engage all of the senses. The air is crisp. It smells of pumpkin spice and burning firewood. Leaves change colors to the constant delight of our eyes. We hear those leaves crackling underfoot and we hear the rush of wind through the air. It is also the perfect time of year to get cozy inside with your crafts. Bring the sensory experience of fall into your crafting time to have an even better experience.

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Make your Home a Relaxed Sanctuary

People all over the world are embracing the idea of home as your sanctuary– a place where you can nest with loved ones and feel contentment. Even though we are living in a digital world, we seek surroundings that relax us, help us recharge and encourage creativity. The Danish idea that incorporates these themes into one inspirational word is hygge.

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How to Crochet Stitch Variations for Texture

Once you have learned how to crochet the basic stitches (such as half double crochetdouble crochettreble crochet, and longer stitches) you will find that you can combine these stitches in almost infinite variations to create different types of fabric. There are a set of advanced crochet stitches built from these basic crochet stitches that allow for some terrific texture.

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How to Design Your Own Wall Hanging

This is a recipe for designing and crocheting your own wall hanging. You can follow the steps exactly to get started, but then feel free to play around with them using your own changes to get the unique wall art that is right for your own space. Wall hangings are art and making your own crochet wall hanging should be a fun form of creative self-expression!
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