Crochet Basics – Ravelry

If you haven’t already read them, STOP…go back 🙂 Crochet Basics – Tools Crochet Basics – Yarn Weights Demystified (and how to read a yarn label)  Crochet Basics – You’re Speaking a Different Language (aka Abbreviations) We’ve already talked about the tools you knew you needed to MAKE all the things. Hooks, yarn, needles, scissors, etc. Check that post out here, if you haven’t already! Today we’re going to talk about the tools you didn’t know you needed. Well, tool.[Read more]

Crochet Basics – You’re Speaking a Different Language (aka Abbreviations)

If you haven’t already read them, STOP…go back 🙂 Crochet Basics – Tools Crochet Basics – Yarn Weights Demystified (and how to read a yarn label)  I saw someone recently on Instagram have her non-crocheting husband read a crochet pattern, and to say it was funny is an understatement. We have our own language, from the abbreviations used for stitches in a pattern to the slang terms used in conversation. There are just TOO MANY to put them all here,[Read more]

Crochet Basics – Yarn Weights Demystified (and how to read a yarn label)

If you haven’t already read it, STOP…go back 🙂 Crochet Basics – Tools Sock yarn, DK weight yarn, worsted weight yarn, bulky yarn…what does it all mean? When you look at a yarn label, you see a number…what does THAT mean? How do you know what hook to use with each yarn? Why is this so complicated?? It’s not! I promise – let’s break it down. Pin now, read later! First…Yarn Weights Let me introduce you to the all-knowing Craft[Read more]

Crochet Basics – Tools!

I’m so excited to dive in to my Crochet Basics Series with you! If you are new to crochet, feeling overwhelmed with all there is to learn, this is the place for you! If you’ve been at this for a while, thinking maybe you’ll skip this series…I would encourage you to stick around. Maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know, find a new tool or trick you can use, or just spend a few minutes hanging out with us while[Read more]

Straight Crochet Edges

It’s the bane of every crocheter’s existence. You work hard on this project, and your edges are a little wavy and there are gaps at the beginning of a row and you have to spend hours blocking it out to *try* to straighten those edges out. And they’re still not quite right. Here is my little secret for straight crochet edges – reduce your chain at the beginning of every row, and do not count the starting chain in your stitch[Read more]