Yarns for You: Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 22nd, 2014 2 Comments

Today’s Yarns for You selection is a novel classic, Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish).

Yarn Facts: Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish) is a blend of 30% wool and 70% acrylic spun into a versatile, single-ply, workhorse yarn that is soft to the touch but is suitable for projects for the whole family. A true medium worsted weight yarn, it’s machine washable in cold water and should be laid flat to dry. It’s best not to iron this yarn. A size H/8 (5 mm) hook is recommended to achieve a 4″x4″ (10 cm x 10 cm) gauge swatch at 17 sc across and 22 rows up. The yarn comes in a very fresh palette of 19 saturated colors that just draw you in and work together very well. I should also mention that there is a related yarn line called Sheep(ish) Stripes that comes in 6 different colorways.

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How to Crochet: Linked Double Treble Crochet (ldtr)

By Candace – April 21st, 2014 3 Comments

If you like using tall stitches but want a denser fabric, linked stitches will help you make the project you want. The linked double treble is just one of the may stitches you can use in this way. In short, it is formed as follows:

Insert hook into each of the three horizontal bars of the previous dtr, yo (yarn over) and pull up a look in each bar (4 loops wil be on hook). Insert hook into the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop. (Yo, pull through two loops) 4 times.

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Self-Proclaimed “Crochet Doctor” Gives Unsolicited Crochet Advice

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 19th, 2014 13 Comments

Well, you never asked for it, but I’m going to advise you anyway! Read on, because maybe these are problems you’ve grappled with, or perhaps these are problems you didn’t even know you had! I am not only pointing out crochet problems, but offering solutions as well!

I got my Ph.D. in hook theory with a concentration in yarn.

I got my Ph.D. in hook theory with a concentration in yarn.


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Crochet Pattern: Crescent Scarf

By Candace – April 17th, 2014 Be the first to comment
The crescent scarf is made to wrap around your shoulders and sit flat in the back. It can take on several classy looks including around the shoulders and crossed over the chest. Of course, it can also be worn like a regular straight scarf. A nice shawl pin or other fastener can hold it in place for all day wear. The crescent scarf is worked width-wise, so you can easily add or subtract length to get the look you want.

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How to Crochet: Single Crochet Tunisian Finish

By Candace – April 15th, 2014 Be the first to comment

You may already now how to finish off Tunisian crochet with slip stitches. The single crochet method is very simple and leaves a finished edge on top of your work instead of on the front. This is especially helpful if you plan to transition to traditional crochet to finish your project or add an edging.
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Crochet Pattern: Verdant Hexagon Bag

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – April 13th, 2014 1 Comment
Spring is officially here and even the crustiest among us can’t help but catch the fever! Colors call out to us from former barren ground: yellows, purples, pinks and lots of green. And it can’t help but spread to our crochet addiction. Put those cool tones of winter behind you and get ready for something splashy with this pattern. Hexagon motifs put a spin on the granny square and give this bag a character all its own. Add a button for accent or leave the sides open for carrying exercise gear. But whatever you do, have fun with it! Verdant Bag Full

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Crochet Pattern: Beaded Flower Accent

By Candace – April 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Once again, spring is taking its time to arrive, so making spring with bright colors and flowers is the way to go. This little floral accent can be used as an add-on to any project or used to make jewelry with or without beads. Dainty but bright, even a single flower can liven up plain accessories like hats and headbands. crochet_beaded_flower_accent

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Blanket, Throw, or Afghan

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – April 10th, 2014 4 Comments

While browsing crochet patterns you might have noticed all three terms –blanket, throw, and afghan– referring to very similar projects, and wondered what exactly is the difference. Today I’d like to clarify what each mean for both yarn-lovers as well as the rest of the world.



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Yarns for You: Patons Silk Bamboo

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 8th, 2014 1 Comment

Hello, Crochet Spotters!! Thank you for reading this first edition of Yarns for You! I was so glad to have heard from you on the introductory post, and there’s still quite a conversation going on there. That is exactly what I wanted for this series, so – AWESOME!

Today’s Yarns for You selection is the beautiful and smooth Paton’s Silk Bamboo.

Yarn Facts: Paton’s Silk Bamboo is a blend of 30% silk and 70% bamboo, resulting in a lovely and durable light DK weight yarn. It’s hand washable, and should be dried flat. A size G/6 hook is recommended to acheive a 4″x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm) gauge swatch at 16 sc across and 20 rows up. Right now the yarn is available in 19 rich colors and jewel tones that are perfect for garment and accessory crafting.

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Crochet Pattern: Chevron Flower Pillow Cover

By Rachel Choi – April 6th, 2014 1 Comment
Crochet this chevron pillow cover in two contrasting colors or use as many different colors as you desire! You can make the stripes as thick or thin as you desire too. The large flower is crocheted separately from the pillow cover, then sewn own. The flower is crocheted in the round all in one piece. This cover is designed to fit over a 16″ pillow. It can be assembled as a permanent cover or removable cover so that you can take it off and wash it as needed.

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