5 Tips for Organizing Your Yarn Stash | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

Nearly everyone who takes up crocheting or knitting as a hobby has run into troubles with organizing her (or his) yarn stash. Whether you have just a few skeins, or your stash is already spilling out of your closets, keeping your yarn organized can make your hobby even more fun. These five tips will help you organize … Read more

How To Join Granny Squares (or Other Projects) with the Mattress Stitch

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love to crochet blankets and granny squares. (if you need further evidence, you may enjoy my free crochet pattern for the Mod 9-Patch Blanket.) I’ve experimented with many different joining techniques and to be honest, I don’t have a favorite. Today, I’m sharing one way to easily join granny … Read more

5 Tips for Successful Yarn Substitutions | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

Have you ever found the perfect pattern but you want to use a different yarn than the one that’s recommended? Maybe the yarn is too expensive, too difficult to locate, or discontinued. Or, perhaps you just want to use some yarn that is already in your stash. Yarn substitution isn’t as challenging as it can seem, … Read more

5 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Yarn Stash… Perhaps So You Can Get More! | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

As crocheters (and knitters), we’re always on the hunt for amazing yarns that inspire us. But let’s face it – most of us have far more yarn then we can actually use in our lifetime. You may have heard (or used) the acronym, SABLE (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy) to describe this phenomenon. As a … Read more

Getting to Know Eco Yarns: Guest post by Lindsay Lewchuk

Today, I’m sharing a wonderful guest post by Lindsay Lewchuk, the knitting designer and maker from Knit Eco Chic, as part of a celebration of World Environment Day (WED). If you’re not familiar with WED, you can find information on the United Nations website. Lindsay is an expert in eco yarns who began knitting in earnest while hospitalized about a … Read more

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