What Is Crocheting?

How start to Crochet?

Crochet is simply a way of designing fabric from a crochet or yarn thread making use of a crochet hook. The work crochet means “Hook”. When trying to start off a crochet idea, you first make a knot known as a slip knot, then put in the crochet hook through the loop, wrap the thread around the hook and firmly pull through the first loop.

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Yarn Tension and Mastering it – How Tight to Crochet

If you are new to crocheting, you will notice that some stitches tend to appear big, while some others appear small. This may be because you might have crocheted on the same stitch with the same crochet hook which in turn results in uneven yarn tension and has nothing to do with the actual stitches. […]

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Tapestry Crocheting – The Know How

Tapestry crocheting is a crochet niche that people find very intimidating as it involves different yarn colors indicating it has many ends to weave in. Getting the hang of varying color changes is not tricky in crochet as it is based on a basic single crochet stitch that is very simple. You may work using […]

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Crochet World Records

There are a lot of records in the world achieved by athletes and fascinating people, yet people who take on crocheting are not an exception. It might sound weird or you might ask why there are such records even to be broken, but those people are as talented, diligent and crafty as you may not […]

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Softening Acrylic Yarn That is Rough

Yarn is always considered to be soft and plush because it is used to create crocheting and knitting artworks. However, this is a misconception. Many types of yarn are available in the world of textiles. Some are rough like leather, some are soft and allow for more comfort and luxury, while others are made from […]

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Reading Crochet Diagrams – The Basics

If you are looking at a crochet diagram for the first time, you may not understand anything. There is a need to know a few things before you begin working on the design. Understanding how you read a crochet design is by far the most critical step in continuing your passion for the art. What […]

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Minimizing Side Effects from Crocheting for Too Long

Crocheting is beloved by many. It is known to be a fairly popular activity among those who wish to create something on their own. For example, sweaters, socks, and beanies are some of the most designed products that can be made using crocheting techniques. Knitting and crocheting are known to be similar techniques in which […]

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Mastering Patience and Consistency When Crocheting

If you have felt the desire to learn crocheting, it is never too late; you can start at any time. Even if you have never held a hook in your life or do not know about a slip knot, it can be learned. Learning crochet is possible only when you have tons of patience. It […]

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Looking After Crocheted Knits

Caring for crocheted and hand knitted items is as crucial as making them. These items are treasured heirlooms, and with proper care, last for many years. It is good to follow the care instructions that are printed on the yarn labels, or you may note them down for later use.  In fact, improper laundering and […]

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Irish Crochet History – From The Bowels of Disaster

Ireland, in the early to mid-1800s faced extreme poverty; this was the time lace craft was born. During those tough times, Irish lace became the source of income for poor, young Irishwomen. This was the period between 1845 and 1851 after the potato famine swept Ireland. Lace Making History The introduction of lace making in […]

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Including Beads and Trinkets into Your Crochet Weaves

When it comes to customizing your weaves and crochet products, there are many options to take into consideration. While many choose to utilize lace and sometimes more thread to make their products more attractive to the eye, beads and other trinkets similar to buttons and sequins also work exceptionally well. This is due to their […]

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How You Can Crochet Without Eyesight – Inclusive Crocheting

Out of all the primary senses that one can have, eyesight is one of the most important senses. Being able to see is considered normal, and most products are catered only for those who can see. Thankfully, over time there are several adaptive ways that the blind have been included when considering the use of […]

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Helping Left-Handed Crocheters – Basics

Do you know what makes the left-handed crocheters different?  The only difference between the right and left-handed crochet is in the way you hold the hook and in the direction you work in a row. In right-handed crochet, the hook is held in the right hand, and the crafter works the stitches from right to […]

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Crocheting Plastic Bags for The Homeless to Giveaway

Crocheting is about creating fabric by interlocking the yarn or thread loops.  This is a fantastic handicraft that can turn the yarn or thread loops into hats, scarves, and ponchos. This handicraft can also turn plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats that can give a little comfort to the homeless. In reality, almost everyone has […]

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Crochet Wire Basics for Jewellery Making

Crocheting is an art form that has been around for many centuries. Used as a part of ancient fashion and lace-making; crochet is a technique that was used for clothing in the 17th century. The method utilizes a small hook, which in French translates to ‘crochet,’ to make stitches that can connect multiple pieces of […]

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Reasons Why Knitting and Crocheting Make the Best Hobby

With there being so many things to do in your spare time, it is really important to find something that is really enjoyable. There is nothing like having a hobby that you are passionate about. Whether you knit, bake, paint, fish, or golf, you should be doing it because it’s something that’s near and dear […]

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Arm Crochet Your Way to Knits

Knitting and crocheting are design forms that are known to have been a part of winter fashion for centuries. It can be made quickly and efficiently and requires little to no effort to be created. There are many techniques to knit a quick piece of clothing during winter. One of such methods includes ‘arm crocheting.’ […]

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All About Crochet Blocking

The numerous hours you spent crocheting your vests, sweaters, and jackets will bear fruit only when you are done with the finishing touch. A process known as ‘Blocking’ achieves the finish that completes the product. Blocking provides a professional touch to the crocheted work. It is as simple as spraying the design with water or […]

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Cross Stitch Fabrics 101

The choice of fabric for cross stitch affects so much about a project. The fabric choice affects the feel, the appearance, and the ease with which it can be stitched. There’s easy aida fabric, and other advanced options that can lead to intricate and more classic looking designs. So how do you go about choosing […]

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All About Stitches and Patterns in Cross Stitch

Starting with cross stitch as a beginner requires basic knowledge of the fundamentals that the art uses. Among the most important are knowing the types of stitches used in cross stitch as well as understanding the basics of the pattern. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about both stitches and patterns for […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Needle Minders

Cross stitching is all fun and games until someone loses their needle. Of course, with all the picking up and putting down and the dozens of other embroidery stuff lying around, losing a needle or two is inevitable. This will often happen when you change the threads or when you need to take a break […]

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