Top Crochet Tips

crochet blog challenge

I recently joined the 52 Week Crochet Blogging Challenge hosted by Julie of Red Berry Crochet. This week’s question is “what is the best crochet tip you learned that you use all the time?”

Crocheting Over Yarn Ends

granny square blanket weave ends

The best tip I ever learned that I personally use all of the time is that you can crochet over yarn ends as you go instead of leaving them hanging and having ends to weave in when the project is complete.

Other Great Crochet Tips

Here are some of my favorite crochet tips from other blogs:

“Why spend all that time stitching a garment, only to stop short of making it look great! Blocking is an essential part of finishing your garment off perfectly. Blocking evens out your stitches, sets your size, and in some cases can even mask your mistakes.” – Patty Lyons, via @mamas2hands

Understanding Crochet Symbol Charts via @crochetme. “Symbolcraft, as it is known to some, is a way of diagramming the individual crochet stitches that produce the fabric structure; it lets you “see” how the stitches fit together to form a particular pattern”

Crochet Scrapbook Idea from (un)deniably Domestic

@freshstitches says to store your plastic stitch markers open to make them last longer

@Crochetme shares some tips for choosing yarn for crochet projects

@fiberflux offers some great info on the difference between inline and tapered crochet hooks

Doily Rug Pattern Tip from @websyarnstore

@edieeckman offers tips on joining crochet motifs as you go over @crochetme

@planetjune recommends finger protectors for knitters and crocheters

All About Yarn Tension – a great informative article from @theyarnbox

@artlikebread has an article on @crochetspot providing information on color pooling in crochet work

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  1. CrochetBlogger Mamas2hands CrochetMe FreshStitches websyarnstore edieeckman These are great, thank you for sharing!

  2. My tuppence worth:

    Striving for perfection? not for me, I consider blocking a huge waste of time when a gentle wool wash or hand wash and carefully placed finished piece on a clothing airer is just the ticket.

    Join as you go motif techniques – the best thing since sliced bread. :)

  3. carolrmckay I don’t do blocking myself but I’ve seen some good arguments for doing it, especially for certain projects, yarns, etc. Definitely in your camp on that one.

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