I was thrilled to get a chance to try the new Kollage Square crochet hooks from Louet. These crochet hooks have square wooden handles that are designed to be ergonomic to prevent or reduce hand pain and make for more comfortable crocheting. Here are the things I quickly discovered I liked about these newly-relaunched crochet hooks: Lightweight Wooden Handle I was surprised to discover how lightweight these crochet hooks are. Typically when I have used ergonomic crochet hooks they are heavier than basic crochet hooks, and although their shape is nice, I don’t like the extra weight. That’s not an issue with the Kollage Square crochet hooks; you get the thicker handle without any added weight. Shaping to the Handle I have found several ergonomic crochet hooks in the past that allowed for great grab on the handle but didn’t have the thumb rest that basic crochet hooks have. This…
Working in the back loop only (BLO), you can create a ribbed version of the crochet V-stitch, adding some texture and a bit more openness to the design without having to make any other changes.
Here’s a simple photo-rich tutorial for weaving through a granny square, giving you a super basic introduction to combining crochet and weaving.
There are so many different crochet apps out there including stitch counters, project trackers and yarn store locators. Wooltasia is an Android app that you can use to convert your own images into graphghan graphs for crocheting image-rich blankets. Learn more from this interview with the creators.
Check out this video which shows how to take different types of yarn and fabric and use simple finger crochet techniques to upcycle a chair with those fibers.
Let’s continue on our inspiring journey through all things crochet in 2016. We’ve reviewed crochet art, books, designers, fashion, health and patterns. Now let’s round up all of the CROCHET TIPS AND TUTORIALS from 2016.
Sculptural crochet artist Nathalie Doolaard has been generous enough to offer us her free tutorial for creating a crochet art lamp.