Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian crochet is a type of crochet that holds multiple loops on the hook in a style similar to what is done in knitting. It differs from knitting in that it uses a crochet hook, not knitting needles. The result is a fabric that is beautifully textured using a technique that combines the best of knitting and crochet. Tunisian crochet is also commonly known as Afghan Crochet. It has also been called by a variety of other names including Shepherd’s Knitting, Railroad Knitting and Cro-hooking.

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Heart & Sole Shawl 3 Colorful Ways

When Lorna Miser designed our crocheted Happy-Go-Lacy Shawl in the vibrant Jellybeans shade of Heart & Sole, everyone loved it for how lightweight and drapey it was, easy to wear as a shawl or a scarf and always comfortable. The quality sock-weight wool-blend yarn comes in beautiful solid and print colors and is machine washable. So when we chose a project for May that we might want to make for our mothers, we made the same shawl in the neutral Riverstone color and called it Enjoy Life Shawl (because wearing it made it easy to enjoy life). Then for knitters, we asked Lorna to design a knit version of the shawl in Denimy and called it Laid-Back Shawl. This third shawl seemed perfect for casual denim days or really for wearing with any casual outfit.

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Have you heard about the CGOA Design Competition?

The Design Competition grows each year as crocheters inspire the creativity in each other. It is an exciting part of the annual Knit & Crochet Show conference that is being held in Charleston, SC, July 13-16, 2016. Since I love the competition, I am writing to encourage you to enter the contest and share your original designs. . Your design will be displayed on the show floor and you may even win a nice monetary prize. :-)

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Garter Stitch Shawl Knit-Along with Marly Bird

Marly Bird has a new knit-along! Together we’ll be making this gorgeous Garter Stitch Shawl. The shawl has a written pattern plus a great video tutorial from Marly for each section. Below is the list of supplies, the schedule, the links to the instructions, and information about giveaways. The KAL started on March 30, 2016 and the final video will be posted on April 20. If you are joining us later, the pattern and videos will remain up.  Keep reading to learn the supplies, schedule, and our giveaways.

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