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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.

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,…

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…

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How to Crochet with Cassette Tapes – Yes, Really

So my thought for the Back Page of the Summer 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet was to create a new-technology accessory out of old-technology components. Specifically, I planned to crochet an iPad cozy using cassette tapes. My first clue that I was treading on dangerous ground was this: When I asked my husband if he…

Interweave Crochet 10th Birthday Giveaway

Interweave Crochet Birthday Winners

Congratulations to our 10 lucky winners of the Interweave Crochet’s 10th Birthday Celebration! Mary S. from Lansing, IA Becky B. from Willow Grove, PA Donna C. from Sebring, FL Kai E. from Canyon Country, CA Linda E. from Chicopee, MA Julie M. from Lexington, MI Sarah H. from St. Charles, MO Stephanie C. from Olathe,…

Manshorts

Crochet Manshorts

From a fashion show fund-raiser to the pages of Interweave Crochet, manshorts made from vintage afghans is a thing.  Marcy Smith, Editor of Interweave Crochet, talked with Kathleen Macfie about how she dreamed up the crochet shorts fund-raiser. Granny’s Got Game You’ve seen them online—men’s pants ripped straight from the back of a 1970s couch. And maybe you’ve thought, What the .…

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Try This Beautiful Free Beaded Crochet Edging Tutorial

Generations of women in diverse cultures have used crochet edging to communicate emotions or decorate their clothing and accessories. In Turkey these decorative edgings are called “oya” and are used to decorate beautiful scarves which are often worn for traditional or religious occasions. I fell in love with the elegant beauty of these crocheted beaded…

Pineapple Motif Dress

The History of the Pineapple Motif

Gorgeous thread doilies provided my first introduction to the crochet pineapple motif. In fact, one of my first projects was a pineapple motif thread doily in green thread. My gauge might have been a little tight, and I could never quite curb the curl, but I loved the look of the lacy pineapple motifs. After…