Guide to Granny Crochet: Squares, Circles, Hearts, Stripes and More

The granny square is perhaps the most iconic motif in the craft of crochet. However, the square is just the beginning of what you can do with the granny stitch. Learn how to adapt the granny square to make granny circles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, rectangles, hearts, and rows.

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How to Crochet Scrubbies with Hyperbolic Ruffles

Hyperbolic crochet is a form of crochet worked in the round to grow items exponentially so that they form organic ruffles. Although the term is derived from geometry and can sound a bit complex, the truth is that you can use the basic concept of hyperbolic crochet to easily created ruffled projects, such as scrubbies for the bath and kitchen.
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Tips for Changing The Colors in Your Crochet Project

Sometimes you see a crochet pattern that you really like but the color scheme suggested by the designer isn’t quite right for you. Or perhaps you want to make the same pattern using more or fewer colors than those in the original design. How do you know ahead of time what the likely effect will be when changing a pattern’s colors? This guide can help. Continue reading “Tips for Changing The Colors in Your Crochet Project”

How to Fix a Hole in Your Knitting with Embroidery

You worked on that project for hours. It was used and loved but now you’ve found a hole! Never fear. You can fix a hole!

There are a lot of techniques that can be used to fix a hole in your hand knitting, but we’re going to focus on the 2 techniques most related to knit stitches. Both techniques are a way of creating duplicate stitch over the offending hole.

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