Crochet Cheat Sheet Stitch Breakdown

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I have a special treat for you today. This is the crochet stitch breakdown paper I hand out at my beginning crocheter classes. It has tons of information all on one page. Each stitch is listed with directions as well as it’s abbreviation. The chart shows you how many chains to use for a turning chain and whether they usually count as the first stitch. Plus it lists the US …

News and a Giveaway with Stephannie Tallent

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I met Stephannie Tallent years ago. She’s a regular fixture on the knitting scene. You might recognize her work from her beautiful book, California Revival Knits. I was so excited when Stephannie reached out to tell me about her new Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts. Starting with a basic knit mitt pattern, Stephannie walks you through creating a custom stranded colorwork design that’s really your own. Now as a designer, …

Flashing my Crochet Stitch Dictionary Stash

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I’ve been talking with friend, client, and fellow Craftsy instructor Beth Graham lately about crochet stitch dictionaries. These books are any designer’s best friends for ideas and inspiration. If you like to make your own designs, or think you might want to, try adding one to your crochet library. Beth asked what crochet stitch dictionaries I use and love, so I’m listing them here: Left: The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch …

Crochet and Chic-a

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. At last month’s TNNA (The National Needlearts Association) trade show I spotted this new crochet case by the folks at Chic-a. It’s always great to spot new crochet accessories! Maybe if I got a case I’d finally be able to find my crochet hooks….maybe. 🙂  

Crochet & Knit Toolkit: Stitch Markers

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Whenever you start learning to knit or crochet you accumulate a large number of needles and hooks very quickly. If you stick with it long enough, your stitch marker stash increases also. Stitch markers are a fantastic tool. You can use them to mark a specific stitch, the increase point on a shawl, mark pattern repeat sections, mark the beginning of rounds, or keep track of where the top of …