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Everything You Want To Know About Crochet Doilies

Although many of the doilies that you see in stores today are made from paper or machine lace, there are still people who crochet doilies by hand. Crocheted doilies were especially popular in the early days of crochet. They were a common home decor item featured on tables all throughout the house. People still use …

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How to Crochet Bobble Stitch

The crochet bobble stitch is a stitch that can actually be worked in a number of different ways. What all of those methods have in common is that you work multiple stitches together into the same stitch, beginning each of them but not completing any of them until the very last step. The result is …

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How To Crochet Shell Stitch: A Beginner’s Tutorial

Shell stitch is a simple and wonderfully versatile stitch that is perfect to add texture and a bit of intricacy to an otherwise solid block of crochet! It’s the perfect stitch for fabrics that you want to have a little drape to them – the pattern creates gaps in your work, so is airy and …

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How to Crochet Popcorn Stitch

There are several different textured crochet stitches that look similar but each has its own unique way of being made. Bobbles, clusters, shells and popcorn stitches are all advanced beginner crochet stitches that you can learn after you have learned the basic crochet stitches. Many people find that it is a lot of fun to …

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What is Amigurumi?

Amigurumi crochet bunny by Iradumi   If you have spent any time in the world of crochet then there’s a good chance that you have heard the term “amigurumi”.  Browsing through amigurumi crochet patterns, you might get a sense of what this niche of the craft is, but you may not know for sure. That is …

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Hand-Painted Yarn vs. Kettle Dyed Yarn

One of the best ways that you can support small businesses is by purchasing their yarn to use in your crochet projects. You can purchase yarn from fiber farms, yarn spinners and yarn dyers. Each option has its benefits, but today we will be talking about yarn choices that come from yarn dyers. More specifically, …

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Glossary of Crochet Stitches

Glossary of Crochet Stitches

When you first learn how to crochet, there will be a few basic stitches that you will frequently use. You can create crochet projects of every shape and size using just these basic stitches. If you are more adventurous, though, you will go on to learn a variety of advanced stitches, most of which are …

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