Blogs

Check out what’s going on at our various crochet magazines and books. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes and lots of in-depth blogs about our favorite projects.

How to Use Ravelry 101 for Crocheters and Knitters

Raverly 101 for Crocheters

When you need a shawl, sweater, hat, or afghan with very specific features, do you know how to search for the perfect crochet pattern out of the thousands of designs on the internet? I have a lot of crochet patterns in my collection, but I still am a frequent visitor to Ravelry.com. Have you checked…

Extreme Chunky Crochet

See What Extreme Chunky Crochet Can Do

There is a new crochet technique that is gaining popularity, and I think I am about to become a big fan. Chunky crochet makes statement. You can crochet with t-shirt yarn, cord, chunky yarn, and create home decor pieces, accessories, and more. I have my eye on the Hexie Rug (below). This crocheted rug is…

Tigress Spiraling Bruges Lace Crochet Pullover, Continuous Crochet by Kristin Omdahl

Spend More Time Crocheting: Seamless Crochet

Right now I am in the middle of a motif afghan where almost every row is worked in a different color. It is gorgeous, but I am spending as much time weaving in loose ends as I am crocheting. I may be working on this project for a while. What I really need is a…

Rapunzel CAL

Crafters’ Blog Hop: Crochet is the Best!

I hope you are enjoying celebrating National Craft Month. I love any holiday you get an excuse to celebrate for an entire month. And if it can involve yarn and my crochet hooks even better! At the beginning of the month, several of my fellow online editors and I were waxing poetic about our own…

Crochet Applique

Crochet Applique as Needle Case and Scissor Case

Making a Crochet Applique. The book Hooked!: 40 Whimsical Crochet Motifs from Weird to Wonderful by Michelle, Cecile and Sylvie Delprat captured my attention and I began dreaming of all the things I could do with each crochet applique inside and people I could make them for. My brother-in-law (and therefore my sister) is a fan of…

National Craft Month

National Craft Month Winners

March is a great month! Not only is it National Crochet Month but it’s also National Craft Month. That makes it the perfect time to crochet and celebrate. Have you been celebrating? We started our celebration with a National Craft Month Giveaway with the help of some our favorite sponsors (check them out below!). Winners…

Crochet Coloring Page Love of Crochet Spring 16

Crochet Coloring Page

Crochet Coloring Page Did you see the Coloring page in Love of Crochet Spring 2016 issue? I am super excited about this page. Project Editor Susanna Tobias created this fabulous assembly diagram for the Twirly Rose Scarf. While it’s uber helpful as a diagram for stitching, it’s even more fun as a coloring page. Why…

Kristin Omdahl Continuous Crochet, Lace Shrug

Continuous Crochet Lace, See the Possibilities

Several years ago, I was first introduced to Kristin Omdahl’s seamless crochet. She has perfected ingenious ways to work motifs without fastening off after each finished motif. These patterns are showcased in Seamless Crochet: Techniques and Designes for Join-As-You-Go Motifs with Kristin Omdahl are incredible. Now Kristin is applying her seamless knowledge to a variety…

Bright Blooms Afghan Crochet Pattern

Stories of Crochet for Solace

Why do you crochet? I love listening to other crocheter’s inspirational stories. Crochet has helped crafters cope with illness, loss of loved ones, disaster, or the daily small stresses we all need relief from. When I finish a long day at work, or when I need a break from the world, I pick up my…

iCan Click Jason Mullett-Bowlsby

Learn How to To Photograph Crochet

Jason Mullett-Bowlsby is one of the talented gentlemen behind Shibaguyz. If you’re unfamiliar with Shibaguyz, I suggest you look them up immediately. Their website is really three distinct entities, yarn designs, photography, and lifestyle, each with it’s own beautifully photographed and well-written blog. There is always something to learn or make or simply to appreciate.…