Behind The Scenes of Designing a Crochet Pattern

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I published my first crochet pattern in July 2019. It was a small pouch, very simple and made with the single crochet stitch. It was a huge and terrifying step for me because up until then, designing wasn’t really a focus until I had an idea pop in my head and wanted to turn it into something. Something you should know about me is that I don’t like to move forward without learning about the next steps as much as I can. So of course, I spent a lot of time researching the process of pattern designing and learned the basics so that I could release my first pattern confidently and with a sense of pride.

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Crochet Tools and Accessories

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As crocheters, there are certain tools we absolutely need to do our work. Of course, our favourite hooks in a variety of sizes and obviously yarn. Those are definitely the two most important items but I was curious as to what others found to be essential tools and accessories. I was very excited to ask this question recently in my Instagram stories because everyone has different needs and different focuses when they crochet.

I have some of the most wonderful Instagram followers. They are so supportive, kind and creative and I knew that they would totally help me out with this one. And no surprise, they shared some wonderful insight into their most frequently used accessories. So, I’ve put together a post sharing the most popular items mentioned along with some of my own favourite crochet tools that I find useful.

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What Is A Pattern Round Up?

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At one point or another, you have most likely come across something called a “pattern round up”. They can be a great way to discover new designers and patterns but what exactly are they? I’ve put together a post to help explain the ins and outs of a pattern round up so that both designers and crocheters can fully benefit from them.

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Tip Tuesday – Pattern Organization

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Today’s crochet tip Tuesday is all about organizing patterns! Organizing your pattern collection is a personal preference and will depend on how you like to sort them. Below, I’ll share with you how I like to keep my own pattern collection organized.

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Crochet Tip Tuesday – Accidental Decreases

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You’re crocheting a beautiful scarf or blanket and after some time of repetitive rows you look down to see the width is smaller than when you started. Somewhere along the way, a few stitches have accidently been dropped and you’ve accidently decreased your stitches.

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Tip Tuesday – Crocheting On The Go

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I have to be honest, I love my little travel crochet bag. Since it’s not really that practical to carry around large projects, this is a great way to bring your crochet with you and whip up some quick makes. Items like mittens, cowls, hats, scarves, small baskets, headbands, coasters, etc. are all fantastic and easily portable project ideas. But what should you keep in it?

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The Ultimate Beginner Crochet Resource

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Hello and welcome! Today’s post focuses on crochet resources for new crocheters and those starting their crochet journey. I’ll be sharing some ideas, items and accessories that I hope you will find helpful. I’m so happy you’re here and I hope that you will find this post beneficial as you start crocheting.

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Tip Tuesday – Securing Yarn Tails

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This tip was one I learned about early on and is something that has been rather helpful in storing my yarn. Winding yarn into balls or cakes is something that most crocheters do. Whether for storage, to prep before a project or to organize scrap yarn or leftover skeins. What is frustrating however, is watching them become unraveled while in storage or in your yarn basket and getting all tangled up. No one wants to spend time dealing with that, we would rather be crocheting, right? Here’s a simple solution…hair clips!

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