Crochet Me Blog

Come along with us as we explore the possibilities of crochet, search for the latest crochet trends, and keep up to date on the newest crochet news. We’ll share with you the latest giveaways and give you a peak behind the scenes here at Crochet Me.

Marcy Smith at an Interweave Crochet Photoshoot

Not Farewell, But Fare Forward, Crocheters

The Fall 2016 issue of Interweave Crochet marks the thirty-first time that I have served as conductor for the symphony of creative, innovative, and utterly delightful projects composed by skilled crochet designers. In addition, I have had the pleasure of guiding our special issues of Crochetscene, Crochet Accessories, and Crochet Home, and, more recently, issues…

Ripple Scarf Crochet Pattern

Learn 7 New Crochet Ribbing Techniques

When I first learned how to crochet, most crochet sweaters and accessories either used knitted ribbing or found a way to work without ribbing. While some crocheters do still work knitted ribbing on their crochet projects, crocheted ribbing is gaining popularity and can frequently be found in crochet patterns. And that increased popularity and exposure…

This cross-stitch crochet bag is a lot of fun. The cross-stitch foxes on a Tunisian crochet background are quite easy.

Vintage Crochet Stories

When I don’t have my crochet hook, yarn, and latest pattern out, I love to just read about vintage crochet. Sometimes I explore a new crochet technique, but nothing beats an inspirational story about someone who shared my passion for crochet years before I was born. PieceWork magazine always finds incredible tales of weavers, embroidery…

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Falling into Crochet Lace

I am so excited! The bite of fall was in the air this morning, and you know what that means-hats, scarves, and sweaters. But the cooling temperatures of morning and evening and warm sunny days are not yet ready for bulky wool and dense fabric, so why not try a cool-weather accessory that pairs a…

This crochet baby blanket is combrised of eye-catching crochet motifs.

How Crochet Makes the World Better

How do we make the world a better place? That is a conversation I have been having with my friends and family lately. As I look around me, I see many who are careworn. Friends, neighbors, family, and community members who have lifted me now need lifting of their own. I’ve always been a big…

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Crochet Pokemon is a Go

Are you chasing and collecting digital monsters, running across parks, and definitely looking both ways before crossing streets or parking lots? The new Pokemon Go app craze is everywhere! Truth time—I haven’t downloaded the game. But that doesn’t mean I’m immune to the excitement. I’d just rather show my enthusiasm with my crochet hook. Crochet…

Learn the benefits of crochet to calm.

How to Crochet To Calm

An exceptionally busy day at the office, an afternoon of running stressful errands, those big life decisions, unexpected complications; we all deal with incredibly stressful situations daily. Sometimes I ask myself, “How can I get up tomorrow and do this all over again?” I pick up my crochet hook; choose a simple and beautiful pattern,…

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How to Crochet Hairpin Lace in Four Simple Steps

Many of us crochet scarves, shawls, or wraps as gifts, donating them to organizations or presenting them to loved ones. Kristin Omdahl first began crocheting wraps for family members when she was living overseas. “When I was six thousand miles away from my family, I made it a point to crochet every single stitch of…

This Tunisian crochet class will have you tackling Tunisian crochet patterns with confidence.

Become a Master Tunisian Crocheter

Have you played with Tunisian crochet and found yourself wanting to learn more?  The possibilities are incredible, from simple Tunisian knit stitch or Tunisian purl stitch fabrics to Tunisian colorwork and beautiful stitch patterns. Then you need to sign up for Mary Beth Temples class, Terrific Tunisian Crochet. The Tunisian simple stitch is fun and…