Guide To Yo-Yo Crochet

guide to yo-yo crochet

The yo-yo is a new, trending crochet motif that has gained rapid popularity. Although there are several different designs for the crochet yo-yo, basically it’s a small crochet circle made using just one or two rounds of stitches. The yo-yo motifs are stitched together, typically using a Join-as-you-Go method, in any number of patterns to create scarves, shawls, blankets and just about everything else that you can think of. Since each yo-yo is made up of just a small bit of yarn, yo-yo projects are great stash buster projects but you can also use the same yarn for each yo-yo to make a more cohesive-looking project. There are even variations on the yo-yo pattern that use larger amounts of yarn, which we’ll look at towards the end of this guide.

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No Hook Needed: How to Finger Crochet

Finger crochet is a terrific form of crochet that many people seem hesitant to try. Don’t be afraid – it’s exactly the same as your regular crochet work except that you replace your crochet hook with your finger. This guide explains why you might want to try it out, how to do it, what tips you should know as you get the hang of it and finally some patterns for practice. Continue reading “No Hook Needed: How to Finger Crochet”

How to Create an Ombre

Ombre designs are trending in all areas of craft, fashion and decor. You can create your own ombre in crochet or knitting. This article shows you how to create blue ombres using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. We’ll cover a basic ombre, subtler ombres using multi-stranding techniques, what happens when you try to ombre a variegated yarn and more. By the end of this article, you should be able to create your own ombre pattern using any section of the color wheel.

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“Cordial” Coasters for Friendly Get-Togethers

Cordial is a braided cord-like bulky weight yarn that’s great for macrame but you can also use it to knit and crochet. Its sturdy durability makes it great to use in crochet patterns for the home. Here we’ll share four crochet coaster patterns that use Cordial in Neon and Natural Colors. The coasters are thick, so they’ll stay flat on tables even in a breeze, and they are absorbent so they’re great for your cold drinks – perfect for all of your spring and summer parties!

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Free Crochet Pattern: V-Stitch Easter Egg Cozy

Crochet Easter egg cozies are just so cute. Technically they are functional items that are used to keep hard-boiled eggs warm. However, they can also be used for decor, photo props, hiding eggs and so much more. Crochet Easter egg cozies work up quickly, offering an instant gratification project that is great for stash-busting. Here is one free crochet pattern for a V-stitch Easter egg cozy.

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