#Crochet #TipsTuesday: 5 Tips for Embracing Color in Your Crochet (or Knitting)

Early last week, Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence asked “What is your crochet word of the year?” The one that instantly came to mind for me was color! This post contains affiliate links. Some crocheters enjoy working with a limited color palette and have no interest in exploring different colors while others have an almost paralyzing … Read more

#Crochet #TipsTuesday: How to plan a year-long crochet temperature project

Back in 2013, I was introduced to conceptual crochet, and I worked on what has become my favorite super-cold-weather-go-to scarf: my temperature scarf. This post contains affiliate links. (You can get the free crochet pattern here, or you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy. This 7-page booklet includes an overview of temperature crochet … Read more

#Crochet #TipsTuesday: Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters

While some crocheters and knitters block all of their projects and others block none, most seem to take a middle ground by blocking some of their projects. If you’ve been hesitant about blocking your work, follow these easy tips to find out how to block your crochet and knit projects for best results. This post … Read more

#Crochet #TipsTuesday: How to make the most out of your first (or next) yarn show or fiber festival

Yarn shows, also called fiber festivals, are wonderful social events that span the course of a day or even a weekend. At a yarn show, you can visit the booths of many yarn companies and shops, see firsthand and purchase different types of yarn, take classes at a variety of skill levels to improve your … Read more

#Crochet #TipsTuesday: How to Knitfelt (or Full) Wool in the Washer and Dryer

Most of us have a memory of shrinking a wool garment accidentally while doing laundry. If you’ve done that, congratulations! You’ve already knitfelted, or “fulled,” your first project. This post contains affiliate links. What is knitfelting or fulling anyway? Wool fibers have small scales. When the project you knit with wool yarn is wet and … Read more

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