Posts tagged: "crochet reference"

  1. Refresh your technique + get FREE shipping

    Posted by on August 5, 2015

    The most versatile books you can keep in your library are those with knitting techniques or crochet help. One good reference book will get you through many, many patterns. Choosing a reference book is like pairing a fine wine with a delicious meal. Check out these popular technique books (and our pairing selections) below. We’ve […]


  2. How to read crochet patterns (+ chart)

    Posted by on March 20, 2015

    What’s one important part of mastering a new skill? Learning the lingo! Understanding what the standard crochet abbreviations mean is one of the first steps you’ll take when learning how to crochet. Patterns generally use abbreviations to describe different crochet stitches to avoid making the instructions too lengthy. Even if you’re a seasoned crocheter, you […]


  3. Holiday how-to: granny squares

    Posted by on November 7, 2014

    It’s called the granny square—but it’s definitely not old hat! Granny squares are making a comeback, and we’ve got the how-to for you. Follow this tutorial on how to crochet a granny square, and then put the holiday crochet patterns below on your gifts-to-make list. How to make a granny square From All about Crochet […]


  4. Your how-to-crochet kit awaits (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 21, 2014

    Are you itching to learn how to crochet? Getting started can be the hardest part. You may be wondering what supplies you need, what books or patterns are the best for beginners, or even where to get help if you need it. If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, then you’ve come to the right […]


  5. The secret to having more fun with crochet

    Posted by on February 21, 2014

    There’s a little secret that prolific crocheters know. It’s a secret that allows them to put their own spin on almost anything using crochet, including afghans, scarves, hats and more. Plus, they can easily modify or embellish a pattern to fit specific tastes or styles with little to no effort. The secret? A really good […]


  6. Learn how to crochet right now!

    Posted by on November 22, 2013

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for […]


  7. How to substitute yarns

    Posted by on September 6, 2013

    One of the questions we get from readers is, “How do I knit or crochet this project with a different yarn than the pattern calls for?” In this three-part series, we’ve given you an introduction to yarn and shared five tips for buying yarn at your local shop. Now that you’re an expert in understanding […]


  8. Get yarn educated!

    Posted by on June 28, 2013

    One of the questions we get from readers is, “How do I knit or crochet this project with a different yarn than the pattern calls for?” While it is possible to answer questions like this on a case-by-case basis, the world of yarn is vast and varied—so we thought this would be a great opportunity […]


  9. Essential crochet techniques for your arsenal

    Posted by on May 24, 2013

    Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a newbie to the art, you know that the key to perfectly crafted projects is mastering essential crochet techniques—from the basics like making simple stitches and determining gauge, to doing increases, decreases, and joining crochet seams. Nancie Wiseman, one of our most prolific and best-selling crochet authors, knows this, […]