Crochet Pattern: Pioneer Shawl

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – April 27th, 2014 Be the first to comment
There’s nothing like looking through old designs and patterns to inspire you to create something new, I always say. I found a pattern that inspired this one while watching an old James Stewart film. It was worn by a pioneer woman and you could tell that it must have been a round afghan she had folded over and draped across her shoulders. I loved the idea so I decided to mimic the design. Since it is first a round afghan you could throw it across the back of the couch, and then when you want a warm shawl, simply fold it over and wear it! crochet pioneer shawl

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How to Crochet: Foundation Linked Double Treble Crochet (Fldtr)

By Candace – April 26th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Sometimes to get what you need in a project, you have to combine techniques. This tutorial will show you how to combine linked stitches and foundation stitches. While it features double treble stitches, it can be adapted to other crochet stitches as needed.
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Discovering Drape in Crochet

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – April 24th, 2014 1 Comment

I learned the basics of crochet when I was still young from a booklet I found in our storage. Being naturally inquisitive I found ways to learn more but it wasn’t until I was much older that I heard about drape. Now that I understand the concept I realize that I had an idea of how it worked before hand, as the term has some obvious implications. Now, as a crochet teacher, I’d like to help our readers understand what it means, how important it is, and how to achieve it.
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Yarns for You: Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 22nd, 2014 4 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 6 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:

Yo (yarn over) and pull up a look in each of the three horizontal bars of the previous dtr (4 loops will be on hook). Insert hook into the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop. (Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 4 times.

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Self-Proclaimed “Crochet Doctor” Gives Unsolicited Crochet Advice

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 19th, 2014 21 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 2 Comments
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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