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  • Solomon's Knot Tutorial

    Hey crocheters, Our Summer issue of Interweave Crochet features a beautiful summery pattern, Dolores . This is a great summer piece, easy to layer over a tank or swimsuit. It's made up of Solomon's Knot, which is a lovely, lacy stitch that works up quickly. If you haven't worked with this...
    Posted to Marcy Smith's Blog by Marcy Smith on Jun 24, 2009
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  • Notes from TNNA

    Wimi had a blast checking out the yarns and people at TNNA . Here's a little bit of what she saw. Here with her new Peruvian crocheted friend, Smith, Wimi is under the spell of a new acquaintance. She declined the offer of a beer, but regrets that she can't tell you more. The babe in black is...
    Posted to Marcy Smith's Blog by Marcy Smith on Jun 18, 2009
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  • Behind the Scenes at the Interweave Crochet Summer Photo Shoot

    For each issue of the magazine, we bring the garments to life during a photo shoot. The photo shoot is one of the craziest and most gratifying few days of a magazine's production process. By this point I have seen the pattern and likely tried the garment on myself. But at the photo shoot, I can help...
    Posted to Crochet Me Blog by Toni Rexroat on Jun 18, 2009
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  • Blo Meets Flo in Textured Crochet Pattern

    A few weeks ago, we introduced our discussion of just where to put the hook to make fabrics with variable stretch and appearance. Inserting the hook under both loops of the stitch produces a sturdy fabric suitable for a variety of projects. But inserting the hook in the back loop only (blo), front loop...
    Posted to Crochet Me Blog by Marcy Smith on Jun 11, 2009
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  • My UFO Basket

    Have you ever found a pattern that instantly intrigued you? You immediately set about finding the perfect yarn in the perfect shade, and you could just envision the completed project. Settled into the perfect crocheting location, you dug through your hook case for the proper size hook. But the hook wasn't...
    Posted to Toni Rexroat's Blog by Toni Rexroat on Jun 11, 2009
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  • Forest Flower .. Cardi!

    Here it is! My version of Kristin Omdahl's Forest Flower Pullover, from the Spring cover of Interweave Crochet . The surprise is that it's a cardi! (You can't see this all that well because Peggy Sue there is a few sizes smaller than I am.) I like it a lot. Now, I need your help. I'm...
    Posted to Marcy Smith's Blog by Marcy Smith on Jun 10, 2009
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  • Bust into Perfect Shaping for Crochet Sweaters

    In our past few enewsletters, we have shown you how to take your measurements and read a schematic, then compare those figures for a perfect fit. We talked about darts and side shaping to make the waist and hips fit. Now, let's say the 38-inch bust circumference sweater fits you in the waist, hips...
    Posted to Crochet Me Blog by Toni Rexroat on Jun 4, 2009
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  • Linking motifs

    I'm in the final stages of putting together the Forest Flower Pullover by Kristin Omdahl, featured on the cover of the Spring 2009 Interweave Crochet. I started this way back in April , but you know how things go -- projects pop up that you just have to do and well ... It took a long trip to the...
    Posted to Marcy Smith's Blog by Marcy Smith on Jun 3, 2009
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  • Go with the flo

    In our enewsletter, CrochetMe More, we're exploring what happens when you crochet in the back loop only (blo)or front loop only (flo). (Not getting the enewsletter yet? Pop over to the right there and click on "Get Our Enewsletter") Working flo produces a fabric with a smooth finish, good...
    Posted to Marcy Smith's Blog by Marcy Smith on May 27, 2009
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  • Shaping Tips to Help You Crochet Sweaters that Fit

    You're just itching to crochet that sweater, but the waist is too big and the bust is too small, even though the hips are just right. What to do? Well, because of our earlier enewsletters, you have your measurements in hand and you've compared them to the schematic—that's how you know...
    Posted to Crochet Me Blog by Toni Rexroat on May 22, 2009
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  • Adorned for Summer

    The seasons have changed, but we here in Colorado seem to have jumped directly from Winter to Summer. My wardrobe has performed the same leap from snowboots and wool socks to sandals and skirts. The wool and alpaca yarn has temporarily been tucked into drawers and shelves, and I have pulled out the bright...
    Posted to Toni Rexroat's Blog by Toni Rexroat on May 22, 2009
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  • Blo-by-blo

    In our CrochetMe More enewsletter, we have started a series on where to put the hook to create different fabric effects (if you're not signed up for CrochetMe More, head on over to the right side of your screen and click on "Get Our Enewsletter"). We're starting out with back-loop only...
    Posted to Marcy Smith's Blog by Marcy Smith on May 14, 2009
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  • Blo-by-blo Lessons in Where to Put the Crochet Hook

    A lot of newbie crocheters are confused about where exactly to put the hook when they're making a stitch. It's a great question. Even experienced crocheters can learn a little something about it. Where you put the hook when you crochet makes a difference in both the look and movement of the fabric...
    Posted to Crochet Me Blog by Marcy Smith on May 14, 2009
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  • C is for Crochet

    A little while ago, I wrote about a couple of baby hats I made especially for twin boys. To help Mom & Dad out, I crocheted their initials and attached them to the wee loops at the top. Well, those babies keep coming! I made a little hat for a baby girl (same pattern, different colors): Her name...
    Posted to Marcy Smith's Blog by Marcy Smith on May 12, 2009
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  • Scheming for a Perfectly Fitting Crocheted Garment

    In this second part of directions to help you crochet a garment that fits, we’ll learn about schematics. Two weeks ago, you did the hard part: Taking your measurements. Pull out those numbers and we’ll compare them to a pattern schematic. Often at the beginning of a pattern, you’ll...
    Posted to Crochet Me Blog by Toni Rexroat on May 7, 2009
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