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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Counting your rows can be actually be a pretty frustrating experience, especially if you are new to crocheting. Stitch markers are a great way to help with that.Continue reading
Creating a crochet scrap blanket is a wonderful way to use up leftover yarn that you might have hanging around. Partial skeins and mismatched colours are absolutely perfect for projects like this. The yarn that is leftover from old projects is now being used to make a new one. No yarn is wasted, how great is that?
Being part of a few online crochet groups, I often see scrap blanket related questions: Can I mix fibres? What stitch works best? What hook size should I use? I’m here to help and I’m happy to share all the things I’ve learned through crocheting scrap blankets. Let’s get going so you can make your own: