Tip Tuesday – Yarn Jar

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Have you ever found yourself working on a project and when it’s time to take a break, noticed that you’re covered in yarn bits? It’s especially common when working with multiple colour changes and after weaving in ends. I have a simple solution to help!

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Tip Tuesday – Connecting Online

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Crochet groups are fabulous. They offer a number of benefits and can be a huge source of knowledge and information. The best part is, you can join them from home and connect with other makers from all over world. But what are the benefits? What makes them so great?

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Tip Tuesday – All About Yarn Weight

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Depending on how long you’ve been crocheting, your comfort level with yarn may vary. Often, beginners tend to stick to the same yarn because it’s familiar and it’s easy to work with. Generally, worsted weight is the go-to when learning or practicing. There are so many different types of yarn and today I’d like to talk about the different weights and what projects you might use them for.

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Tip Tuesday – Yarn Labels

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It can be really easy to misplace or accidently discard yarn labels. If they are ever needed again to look back at for reference, not having them can be problematic. I have two simple ideas on ways to help keep your yarn labels from getting lost and I’d like to share them with you today.

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Tip Tuesday – Maker Submissions

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This crochet Tip Tuesday is an extra special one because it comes direct from the crochet community! A few weeks ago, I put out a request asking makers and designers to share their favourite crochet and yarn tips. I received fabulous replies filled with tricks and tips to share.

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Crochet Tip Tuesday – Basic Stitches

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I hope you have been enjoying my crochet tips. Today is all about the basics. If you’re new to crochet, I know how exciting it can be to find a pattern you love and want to jump into trying. I also know how frustrating it can be when you start the pattern and realize it’s a little beyond your skill level. It is 100% okay to not be at advanced levels right off the bat. When I started crocheting in 2012, I found myself getting ahead of where my skills actually were. It was discouraging and made me want to put my hook down on multiple occasions. From my own experience, one of the best pieces of advice I can offer those new to crochet is to invest time in the basic stitches. I promise you, it will pay off.

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Tip Tuesday – Project Burn Out

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For many people, crocheting is a relaxing and enjoyable hobby but there are times when we are called to focus on bigger projects. Sometimes it’s for the personal challenge or perhaps you have your own crochet business and you’ve been commissioned for something large or complex. It’s also possible to feel tired of working on a pattern, especially if there’s a repetitive stitch or you’re using one colour for a great length of time. Whether it’s from needing a break from a difficult pattern or simply needing a “reset”, having a small side project is a great idea.

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