Inspiration is one of those things that, as Forest Gump famously said, just jumps up and bites you on the behind.
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.
March is National Craft Month and we’re celebrating with some of our favorite ways to get yarning! From creating art to home DIY projects there are always so many exciting new crafts to try out. We’ve rounded up 10 to celebrate National Craft Month!
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Fringe is a decorative strip of yarn that adds such a nice touch to your finished objects. It can be woven, tied, crocheted, knitted and sewn into pillows, scarfs, shawls, among lots of other items.
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How many times have you made something for the man in your life only to have it collect dust in the coat closet or in the bottom of your hamper? Maybe they use it once just to make you feel better, then you never happen to see it again.
Crochet socks are fun to make and my personal favorite. I make them and wear them more than any project. In fact, I’ve made over 100 pairs in the last few years. Socks are fun to make, comfortable, and quick to stitch!
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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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Most knitters have strong feelings toward seaming their work. Much like weaving in ends, seaming your work usually happens toward the end of a project and this elicits different feelings in different crafters.
Learning how to crochet can be an incredibly rewarding experience. When to comes to beginners, it is best to keep in mind easy crochet patterns to help you learn the basic skills. These 12 free crochet patterns are a great place to start learning. Continue reading “Easy Crochet Patterns”
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”