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Crochet Gauge or Tension Swatch FAQ
Frequently asked questions for understanding the meaning of gauge and the importance of tension as it relates to crochet and the correct sizing of finished projects.
Crochet Hearts Appliqué Pattern
These cute heart shaped crochet appliqués are perfect for Valentine's Day. They are quick and easy to make.
Crochet Red Book Review
Crochet Red: Crocheting for Women’s Heart Health is part of a family of books created to promote the Stitch Red campaign, which educates women about heart disease and how to take control of their heart health. There are 31 patterns and a good mix of skill levels, patterns, and yarn types.
Elegant Hairpin Lace Scarf Pattern
Hairpin lace is perfect for light and airy lace projects. This elegant scarf pattern is ideal for spring when days and evenings can be temperate and cool. This is an intermediate level pattern.
All crochet projects start with a foundation of some kind. There are several different ways to build the foundation. This article discusses the most common methods.
How to Make Blanket Stitch For Crochet Edging
The blanket stitch, sometimes called the buttonhole stitch, is used to decorate or finish a raw edge. In crochet work, it is used to build a foundation on which to crochet a decorative edging. Here's how to do it.
How to Make Hairpin Lace
Hairpin lace crochet looks intricate and difficult but it's not. Here's a step by step tutorial on how to make a hairpin lace strip and join it to other hairpin strips to make beautiful projects.
How to Properly Store and Care for Crochet Items
Whether you plan to wear, display, or put away your crochet, properly storing and caring for a finished project will keep it in good condition and beautiful for years to come.
How to Read a Yarn Label
Reading a yarn label might sound like a simple task, but if you aren't familiar with the symbols and format it can feel like you’re trying to read a foreign language. Here’s how to make sense of what’s on that label.
How to Reuse and Recycle Yarn
Unraveling a knit or crochet item and reusing or recycling the yarn is an old and common practice. Here's why you might want to do it and how to do it.
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