crochet how-to, handspinning, how to knit, Uncategorized

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
crochet how-to, Scarves, Uncategorized

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

Free crochet patterns for matching hat and cowl, by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Cowls, Crochet for women, crochet how-to, crochet patterns, free crochet patterns, Hats, Uncategorized

How to Crochet the Haileyville Hat & Cowl

I recently released free crochet patterns for the Haileyville Hat & Cowl! I've put together a two-part video tutorial for you so that you can get some instruction on the trickiest parts of the pattern! See the Haileyville Hat pattern here. See the Haileyville Cowl pattern here. Part one will show you how to make… Continue reading How to Crochet the Haileyville Hat & Cowl

How do you finish, or end, your crochet project? How do you weave in ends in crochet? Tutorial from Banana Moon Studio
crochet how-to, Tutorials

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