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Crochet bobbles from Love of Crochet

Crochet Bobble Variations

There are a variety of ways to create texture, but bobbles are fun. Using the crochet bobble to create letters, pictures, or fun geometric patterns is like crocheting with polka dots. But did you know that there are different kinds of bobbles? I love this fabulous article on bobbles from Love of Crochet Spring 2013.…

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Seaming Crochet Afghans with Slip Stitch

I need a new winter crochet afghan for my living room. Februaries are notoriously cold here, and I love to curl up with a warm afghan, a movie, and my latest crochet project. It’s the best way to spend a winter evening—okay, any evening. The pattern I choose has to be a motif afghan. I…

Feathery Scarf Crochet Pattern

What Can You Do With Cluster Stitches

If a single project from the Interweave Crochet 2016 issue has completely captivated me, it would have to be the Feathery Scarf by Lisa Naskrent. It might be the graphic rows of lace and cables. These stripes created with the textures of lace and cables are striking both from a distance and up close. This…

Tunisian Crochet Shawl with Short Rows

Learn How to Work Tunisian Crochet Increases

Rows and rows of Tunisian crochet. There something soothing about picking up stitches across a row and then working them off in the return pass. But in order to shape a garment or accessory, you need to be able to work increases and decreases. When working shawls, short rows are another great option. Sheryl Thies…

Forest Hoodie Scarf Crochet Pattern

Advice from a Crochet Designer

Whether you picked up a crochet hook for the first time this week or have been crocheting for fifty years, we all have made some of the same mistakes. When I substituted yarn for my first crochet sweater, I made the mistake of not checking my yardage math closely. “It’s close enough,” I told myself.…

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A New Crochet Ribbing and A Gorgeous Pullover

Every time I think I know how to create crochet ribbing, our innovative designers create a fabric that showcases an exciting and different style of this technique. The two basic methods you have to choose between when creating crochet ribbing are back loop only stitches and post stitches. Generally, back loop only ribbing creates a…

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All About Crochet Hats

As crocheters, we make a lot of hats. Beanies, cloches, berets, stocking caps, tams, hoods, and hats with earflaps all make fashionable accessories. They also make wonderful gifts and donations. Many crochet hat patterns are fun, simple projects that can be completed in a short amount of time, and the one-size-fits-many pattern sizing is invaluable…

Crochet Me Presents the 2012 Amigurumi Calendar Projects

What is Amigurumi

Amigurumi are stuffed dolls created through either crochet or knit and a facet of crochet that is quickly growing in popularity. You have probably seen crocheted amigurumi creations worked in the likeness of popular celebrities, fictional characters, and animals both real and imaginary. One factor leading to their popularity, aside from their inherent cuteness, is…

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Five Tips for Stitch Diagrams

Cafe au Lait T-Shirt You simply must try a crochet lace project this summer. Friends have shared with me their fear that those beautiful lace garments and accessories just look too difficult. They really aren’t! Crochet lace is fun to crochet, and stitch diagrams make the pattern easy to visualize. Crochet stitch diagrams are a…

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Tips for Working Intarsia Crochet

Have you tried reversible intarsia crochet yet? We have the perfect project for you. This simple reversible color crochet afghan by Laurinda Reddig uses an eye-catching square from Reversible Color Crochet. Rather than using numbers 1 through 9 to solve the Sudoku puzzle, you use 9 different colors to create a pattern with no repeated…