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Learn the Single Crochet Stitch

One of the smallest, most basic crochet stitches, is the single crochet. Learn how to make this stitch by watching my video below!   Find other great posts for beginners here: How to crochet a chain. Learn the half-double crochet stitch. Beginner Bracelet, a perfect first project! Learn to begin circular crochet projects.   Happy… Continue reading Learn the Single Crochet Stitch

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Learn to crochet a chain, the beginning of most crochet projects
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Learn to Crochet Chains, a Tutorial for Beginners

Most crochet projects begin with chains. If you'd like to learn to crochet, you'll need to know how to crochet a chain. I'll show you how in the video below! Please feel free to leave comments if you have feedback, or specific questions that I can answer!     See these other great posts for… Continue reading Learn to Crochet Chains, a Tutorial for Beginners

Free knitting pattern for a cowl, Lumi Cowl, by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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Free Knitting Pattern: Lumi Cowl

This is "Lumi Cowl." This knit cowl begins with a bottom border of garter stitch. Next comes a lace panel, and then it is finished with a top border of garter stitch. It is made with just one skein of Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous Worsted Effects. This single ply wool yarn is SOOOOO soft! Click here… Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern: Lumi Cowl

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Learn to Wind a Center-pull Ball of Yarn by Hand

Maybe you don't have a ball-winder and a swift. I know most of us have seen the "hack" of using a toilet paper tube and hand mixer to wind our yarn, but the idea of my yarn, or worse yet, my hand mixer, touching a toilet paper tube just really grosses me out. Maybe you're… Continue reading Learn to Wind a Center-pull Ball of Yarn by Hand

Learn to join sections of crochet as you work, tutorial by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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Learn to Join Sections of Crochet as You Work

You can use slip stitches to join different sections of crochet as you work. This is great for color blocking! As it turns out, it's also great for working in plaid! Just recently I released a new free crochet pattern called Stratford Scarf (click here to see it on Ravelry). I used this joining technique… Continue reading Learn to Join Sections of Crochet as You Work