Posts tagged: "crochet reference"

  1. It’s Friday! It’s TRY-day! On Sale NOW starting at $9—new-to-you TECHNIQUE books!

    Posted by on September 16, 2021

    The twice-yearly warehouse sale has reached the halfway point! But there’s still time for you to try something new! There’s never been a better time to experiment with a craft or technique that you’ve been thinking about, because we’re offering 90 titles that start as low as $9 each. Want to practice your free-motion machine […]


  2. Saturday Slow-Down! Spring 2021 Warehouse Sale IS ON NOW with 95+ books starting at $8

    Posted by on March 5, 2021

    If you love handwork, it’s time to savor the selection of books that celebrate the needle arts! Embroidery, appliqué, wool stitchery, knitting, crochet. You’ll find it all at the twice-yearly warehouse sale going on now! Browse through 95+ titles to finds your favorites.   left: Sunny Days sampler quilt from "Sunny Days" by Jan Patek […]


  3. Crossover crafter (or curious crafter?) Learn crochet with this quick tutorial

    Posted by on September 14, 2018

    Are you a crossover crafter? Many of us at Martingale do more than just quilt! Crochet is one of those crafts that calls out to us—it’s easy to learn, you don’t need much in the way of supplies, and you can take your work with you anywhere. Never crocheted before, but always wanted to give […]


  4. 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 […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]


  10. 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 […]