Crocheting Left Handed In A Right Handed World

  It is estimated that approximately 10% of the world’s population is left-handed with the majority of those being men.  So if you are a left-handed female & you crochet, you swim in a very small pool of like-minded peers.  I am proud to…

Advertisements
Advertisements

Using Excel to Create Pattern Striping 

Want to create your own crochet patterns utilizing stripes but don’t know how to begin?  Have no fear… this tutorial will guide you through each step!  It is how I created my pattern for the Sue Renee Lapghan. 1.  SIZE a).  Figure out your…

Importance of Gauge with Crochet

One of the most important steps in crocheting a project is taking a few moments to check the gauge section in a pattern.  The gauge determines how many stitches per inch & how many rows per inch.  Most gauges are written for a 4″…

Tapestry Crochet – Adding Colorwork to Projects

I love tapestry crochet as it allows you to add colorwork to your crochet projects.  By using one or more strands of yarn, you carry and wrap colors in the stitches of the working color.  Then colors are switched by following a pattern to…

Fairy Shell Stitch (Modified Version)

If you are looking for a beautiful crochet stitch, the Fairy Shell Stitch is gorgeous!  I had an order for a scarf (pattern for the above picture coming soon!) & my customer had special requests regarding her order….so I took the opportunity to create…

Linen Stitch

I finished my lapghan crochet pattern using the Linen Stitch & am excited to get it posted!  There are just a few edits to make yet & I will have it ready for everyone.  The Linen Stitch is an easy crochet stitch that works…

Confessions of A Yarn Addict

I must confess…I am a yarn addict.  I love the feel and different weight textures as the yarn slides through my fingers.

Crochet Stitch List & Abbreviations

Below I have compiled a list of crochet abbreviations (ABBR), symbols  & their definitions traditionally used in patterns by yarn industry designers & publishers.  The stitch abbreviations in bold are the most commonly used stitches. NOTE:  A designer or publisher may use their own…

Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks…My New Obsession!

Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks I was on a mission to try different styles of crochet hooks to judge for myself if there is a difference.  After over 40 years of crocheting, I discovered there is a difference!  I fell in love with Clover…