Many of the joys of yarn crafting come from the craft itself. However, there is also a lot of joy that comes from the craft community. Talking about knitting and crochet can be a really powerful part of being a crafter.
Once you have learned how to crochet the basic stitches (such as half double crochet, double crochet, treble 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.
It’s time for this year’s crochet-along with Marly Bird! Every Wednesday for four weeks starting September 12 you’ll receive video tutorials from Marly to follow along with the written pattern and crochet the shawl.
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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It’s time to go Back to School with Moogly – and 10 free crochet patterns!
Have you ever wanted to teach someone else to knit or crochet? Maybe you have, but want to improve your teaching methods. Either way, we know you can do it! If you need a boost, check out the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program!
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Lounging on the sand at the beach while working on a knit or crochet project sounds so relaxing. So why is it that yarning at the beach can sometimes go so wrong? To get the most out of breach crafting, you really need to be smart about choosing your projects, supplies and even your mental approach. This guide can help you get it right so that your summer is both relaxing and creatively productive.
And just like that, the 4th of July is a distant memory and the first day of school is right around the corner. In the midst of all the summer chaos, it’s often hard to know where to start to make sure your family is organized for the school year. Here are 15 steps to ensure you’re ready:
Teaching a child to crochet is a rewarding experience that can have lifelong benefits for the budding crafter. Many of us learned to crochet at a very young age, and although we might have dropped it for years at at time, the craft stuck around in our memories as something helpful. With benefits in both the short-term and long-term, it’s a skill worth taking the time to teach children of almost any age. But just how do you go about teaching a child to crochet?
When starting a new project, one of the really fun parts is picking the yarn colors! But there is a lot at stake. Beyond picking your favorite hues, or most flattering shades, color choices can really affect the finished look and feel of a project, even when the exact same pattern is used.