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

6 Ways to Restore Your Lost #Crojo | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

Have you ever lost your crojo? Crojo is a term many crocheters use to describe the combination of crochet skills and enthusiasm with mojo, an intangible, magic power that includes creative inspiration. Whether you always experience a little dip in your crochet enthusiasm as the weather gets warmer, or a difficult project is making crochet seem like a chore, … 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

5 Reasons to Use Locking Stitch Markers | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

For most of my crochet life, I didn’t use locking stitch markers. If a pattern called for a stitch marker, I used scrap yarn instead. Once I started knitting, more patterns called for stitch markers and scrap yarn was a bit harder to substitute. I decided to buy locking stitch markers, which could be used for both … Read more

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