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Organize yarn labels with this one simple trick! Never wonder “what yarn was I using?” with this genius hack that will help you easily reference all the information from your yarn labels. You’ll always know what yarn you were using if you run out or want to buy it again.
Avoid these crochet mistakes and make your crocheting more enjoyable! Here are 10 stress-saving crochet tips that I wish I knew when learning how to crochet and how I began my crochet journey.
Checking your gauge is a critical step when following a crochet pattern that can make all the difference for your final product. Here you will learn what crochet gauge is, why it’s important, how to read and understand crochet gauge instructions (on a yarn label and in patterns) as well as how to measure gauge, how to check gauge, and how to adjust it so that your final product will be the size it’s meant to be.
Easily crochet with two colors like a pro and learn how to add, switch and change colors (for projects in the round and flat), how to carry yarn, and how to catch floats (on both right and wrong side rows). This technique is a mix of Intarsia, Tapestry and Fair-Isle Crochet. You’ll be a master of colorwork in no time!
Tools, Charts & Lists
How to choose the right yarn for a project. There are seven different sizes and within each size, there are categories of yarn. Each pattern will recommend a yarn weight as your choice of yarn will determine the thickness of the final product. Here is a handy chart that has each of the seven sizes and the corresponding categories.
How to convert US to UK crochet terms (or convert UK to US crochet terms) with this useful conversion crochet terms chart. Simply refer to the chart, find the US or UK equivalent and easily translate the crochet pattern into US or UK terminology.
Find out what the crochet abbreviation means with this list of the most commonly used crochet abbreviations. Easily translate the abbreviation so you can continue your pattern. You can pin this list and keep it handy for when you come across an abbreviation you are unsure about.
Do you need help choosing the right hook size? How do you determine which hook size to use? This post explains how to get hooked on crochet! Plus, save and easily reference this handy Crochet Hook Sizes Chart that outlines the US letter and number and the metric conversion so that you select the correct hook for your project.
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