Posts tagged: "crochet tips"

  1. How to felt cute shoes for Baby—and for a good cause

    Posted by on June 5, 2015

    What book delivers adorable designs for crochet baby shoes, loads of stitching and construction tips, and the chance to donate to a worthy charity? If you said Cozy Toes for Baby by Chantal Garceau and Mary J. King, you’d be right! These aren’t your average crochet booties. These cute shoes are felted to give them […]


  2. Scared of socks? 6 other ways to use sock yarn

    Posted by on May 8, 2015

    Welcome to another installment of Stash Dash! We’re covering all the bases and rounding up patterns for every type of yarn in YOUR stash. If you missed the worsted-weight roundup, check it out here. (Remember: if you don’t want to miss our regular Stash Dash, you can subscribe to the blog.) Last time we asked […]


  3. Worsted-weight stash? Try these yarn patterns!

    Posted by on April 10, 2015

    Got a pile of worsted-weight yarn in your stash, waiting to be used? Then we’ve got patterns for you! Over the next few months, we’ll share popular knitting and crochet patterns that will help bust through your stash. Look for a select yarn type and weight each month, so no matter what you have in […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. Patterns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Posted by on October 24, 2014

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—an annual campaign to bring awareness about the impact of this all-too-prevalent illness. Breast Cancer has affected many of us, either directly or indirectly. Take the opportunity to offer your support in an actionable way—whether in October or after. Not sure where to start? Here are three suggestions: 1. Knit […]


  6. 5 ways to celebrate I Love Yarn Day + stash tip

    Posted by on October 10, 2014

    Each year the Craft Yarn Council sponsors I Love Yarn Day—an entire day honoring the love of our favorite fabulous fiber. Today is that day! Wondering how you should celebrate? Read on for 5 terrific ways to celebrate yarn today, plus a quick tip for stash knitting. 1. Visit your local yarn shop Your local […]


  7. Top tip for sweater making

    Posted by on October 3, 2014

    When you make a sweater from a pattern, how do you know it will fit you or that the proportions will be flattering? Forget the guesswork—start with a sweater you love that fits you well. Then follow the tip below! . . . . Find more tips for fit + 20 gorgeous crochet sweater patterns […]


  8. From seams to blocking: top finishing tips

    Posted by on September 26, 2014

    Believe it or not, finishing is as important for sweaters as it is for blankets, toys, and anything else you knit or crochet! From weaving in the ends to blocking your finished project, we’ve got the know-how you need for success. Check out the super quick guide to finishing techniques below, and then be sure […]


  9. Bathtime = playtime! Crochet water-friendly toys

    Posted by on August 15, 2014

    If you’ve spent any time around kids this summer, you know: kids LOVE water! Whether it’s in the pool or in the tub, kids + water = maximum fun. Megan Kreiner, author of the wildly popular Crochet a Zoo, noticed how much her little ones, James and Emily, loved bath time. So she created a […]


  10. Overwhelmed by yarn choices? 4 top tips

    Posted by on May 30, 2014

    I’ll be the first to admit that I get a little overwhelmed—in a good way!—by the walls, cubbies, baskets, and bins of luscious yarn when I visit my local yarn shop. Wool? Cotton? Magenta? Pastel? Hand dyed? How is one to decide? Turns out, some of our authors have some really handy tips for choosing […]