Tips and Techniques: Learning to Read Crochet Patterns

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I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m starting a series about taking your crochet skills up a notch! Whether you’ve been crocheting for one year or fifty years, you can always learn something new to make your crochet projects even better and to allow you to have even more fun crocheting. The most important thing […]

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How to Finger Knit

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Last week we introduced you to loom knitting, which is a fun alternative knitting technique that doesn’t require needles. Today we’re teaching you about another way to knit without needles: finger knitting! This is an especially great way to knit on the go, because you don’t need any special kinds of tools at all – […]

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Tricks & Tips for Garments That Flatter

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Everyone has had the experience of making a garment, whether knitted, woven, sewn,  or a combo, following the directions exactly, measuring twice, and it still looks terrible on your body.  This post will give you some tricks and tips to help you make, and design, garments that will fit your body, using finished patterns and making […]

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What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Knitting (Part I)

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Today’s guest post is brought to you by Hannah from Rain Mountain Crafts! She’ll be sharing some tips that would have made knitting a lot easier when she was first starting out. Be sure to check out her blog to follow along with more of her knitting adventures! Recently, I was reminiscing about when I […]

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Video Tutorial: How to Knit the Bobble Stitch

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Sometimes it can be intimidating to try new things. I know I’m always wary of getting a new dish at restaurants or taking a new route to work. But when it comes to knitting, trying a new stitch shouldn’t be scary at all. In fact, it should be fun! If you are looking for a new […]

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Crochet 101: Crochet Terms You Need to Know

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Learning how to crochet can be intimidating in a lot of ways. For one thing, it seems like some kind of magic is required to transform yarn into a sweater using only a hook (is it a wand in disguise?) For another thing, even once you’ve picked up the hook and learned how to get […]

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So You Want to Knit a Sweater…

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Today’s guest post is from Alexa and Emily from Tin Can Knits! These ladies have designed some gorgeous knit sweater patterns together, and today they’re here to share their best tips and tricks if you want to get started knitting one of their own. Be sure to check out their blog for more amazing tutorials […]

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How to Crochet Afghans: Your Guide to 5 Key Crochet Stitches

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Starting in on a big project like a crochet afghan can be a big commitment. They use up a lot of yarn, which can get expensive by the end of it, and once you pick a design you pretty much have to see it through to the end (unless you’re making one from a variety […]

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Get Organized: Tips to Sort Your Stash

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Now that it’s a brand-new year, it’s pretty tempting to run out and buy some brand-new yarn, as well. (I mean, when is it NOT a good idea to buy more yarn?) But it can be hard to justify the purchase when you have to look at your current yarn stash every day – if […]

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