screen shot 2014 08 21 at 21423 pm Crochet Health Interview with Cynthia Maddox

Issue #5 of Happily Hooked digital magazine is out now and has a new crochet health interview that I’ve done for my monthly column.

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crochet bag How to Pack a Crochet Project Bag

Today’s challenge in the 52 Weeks Crochet Blogging Challenge by Julie of Red Berry Crochet was to organize your crochet kit and project bag. The truth is that I don’t have a project bag. I usually crochet at home and if I’m going to take work with me it’s typically just a single ball of yarn and crochet hook that I can throw into my purse. But I’ve had to organize various crochet bags in the past, particularly for travel, so I do have some tips for doing that.

Step One: Gather Your Supplies

The most important thing about your crochet project bag is that you have everything you need in one place. Print out your crochet pattern and go through the list of supplies. Pull out each of those supplies and put them into a pile. If you are working on a small project then you will pack all of the supplies.

If you are working on a larger project, you may only take a portion of the supplies. If that’s the case, make sure that you pack all of the yarn, hooks and other notions that you might need for the next few steps of your project. Take the rest of your materials (that you aren’t using yet) and place them all together into storage so that you can easily pull out what you need for next steps down the line.

Step Two: Select Your Bag

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titleCard 600x340 50% Off Craftsy Class   Fair Isle Crochet: Demystifying Colorwork

I have mentioned many times on this blog that I absolutely love really colorful crochet work and also that I rarely do it myself. I guess I’ve always thought of it as difficult or time-consuming because of the changing of colors and the weaving in of ends, etc. But the truth is that colorwork doesn’t have to be difficult at all and those stunning end results can be well worth it. If colorwork in crochet is something that interests you and you want to learn more, build up your skills and get some tips for doing it better, easier and more beautifully then you’re in luck because for one week only Craftsy is offering 50% off of an online colorwork crochet class to all of my readers! That means you.

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Crochet on the Runway: Miu Miu Resort 2015

Crochet Fashion August 26, 2014

I think the last time I saw this kind of retro-inspired designer crochet was several years ago when Christopher Kane and House of Holland had their granny square shows.

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Update on Yarn Donations for Veteran

Crochet for a Cause August 26, 2014

Several of you offered generous donations of yarn to the veteran Joe that I wrote about on my blog a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to share an update from him …

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More Stunning High Fashion Crochet from Helen Rodel

Crochet Fashion August 25, 2014

I love the crochet work done by designer Helen Rodel. She puts amazing crochet and knitwear on the runway in stunning colors, incorporating amazing textures and makes it look super edgy but still wearable every time.

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Variegated Blues Wool Crochet Blanket

My crochet work August 25, 2014

I pretty much always have a large crochet granny square blanket on my hooks lately. The one I worked on most recently was one that I really enjoyed because I decided to use a bunch of yarn favorites that I’d been saving for quite some time.

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