Category Archives: Tutorials

Wiggly Crochet Article

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Wow! Where did the month of January go? Like many of you, I’ve been busy (with lots of crochet time and family time) and the month just flew by!   So here we are in February already and I have … Continue reading

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Stiffening Crocheted Snowflakes

Many years ago, I crocheted some snowflakes for my Christmas tree. But, true to my procrastinating nature (aka: other things were more important to do, so this got pushed to the bottom of the list), I waited until last week … Continue reading

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New CGOA Website and Banner

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Are you a CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) member? If so, fantastic! If not, why not? If you love crochet and you’d like to be part of a national organization that is dedicated to crochet, then CGOA is for you! … Continue reading

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The Slip Knot: Right versus Wrong

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Have you ever made a crochet project in the round and couldn’t tighten the center hole to make it smaller or disappear completely? Last week, when I was teaching my mother-in-law how to read a crochet pattern and to work in the … Continue reading

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The Finishing Touch: Steaming and Trimming Fringe

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Do you every wonder why some people’s crochet projects look better than others? Sometimes it’s because of the difference in skill levels of the crocheters. But other times, the difference is in the little details, like blocking and finishing, which … Continue reading

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Designing a Crochet Garment from a Sewing Pattern, Part 1

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I decided to start designing a garment today (it’s a long process, but if I don’t get started, it’ll never get done!). Last Fall, I took a class at the CGOA Conference in Greensboro, NC, taught by Joan Davis, called … Continue reading

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Rules for Working in Rows

Do you ever wonder why the edges of your crochet project aren’t straight or why your project gets wider or narrower from the bottom to the top? It’s just possible that you aren’t working your first or last stitch of the rows in … Continue reading

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Blocking

If you’ve never blocked your crochet projects after you finish them, you’ll be amazed at what a difference it can make! It’s almost like night and day! For a professional look, this is how I block my crochet projects: You will need a … Continue reading

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Filet Crochet Hints and Tips

I’ve done Filet Crochet for many years and along the way, I’ve learned some important things. If you are having trouble with your filet crochet, please take a few minutes to read these hints and tips! 1. If your dc … Continue reading

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Granny Square Afghan Repair

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Today, I finally decided it was time to mend the Granny Square afghan that my step-mom made for me several decades ago. One of the yarns that she used basically started disintegrating in the afghan! None of the other yarns … Continue reading

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