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How to Crochet in a Spiral: A Video Tutorial

Why would you want to crochet in a spiral? Some crochet patterns are written in a way that makes two or more colors spiral out from the center. You can do some fun things with this technique. I have two patterns available that use this technique: Lucien Hat Kewpie Beret (C) Interweave Crochet One nice… Continue reading How to Crochet in a Spiral: A Video Tutorial

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How to Carry Yarn Up the Side of a Crochet Project

Hi friends! Lately I've been working on a new design project. It will be on the blog soon. In the meantime, I want to share tutorial about one of the skills involved. This is a striped crochet project, which means color changes. Pros and Cons: When you are changing colors, you can cut your yarn… Continue reading How to Carry Yarn Up the Side of a Crochet Project

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Book Review: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters

Top-Down Crochet Sweaters © 2016 by Dora Ohrenstein. Photography © Melinda DiMauro. Used with permission by Storey Publishing. Today I am happy to review for you, Top-Down Crochet Sweaters, by Dora Ohrenstein. So let's begin with the question, why make a top-down sweater? Why is that better than making a sweater bottom-up? From Dora's Introduction in the… Continue reading Book Review: Top-Down Crochet Sweaters

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Finishing the Job: How to Finish or End a Crochet Piece

Lately I have helped a number of beginners learn to crochet.  I have noticed a tendency that I had rather forgotten about, but which I remember having when I too was a beginner.  What tendency? To cut off ends really short after tying a knot. So, I would like today to address the issue of… Continue reading Finishing the Job: How to Finish or End a Crochet Piece