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Knitting Cables Like A Pro: How To Cable Without A Cable Needle

Once you’ve learned to use a cable needle you might find yourself addicted to casting on projects to watch these stitches twist and grow across the fabric. (It really is fascinating to watch and not as scary as you think! Just start slow with basic cables.) Now what do you do if you want to start…

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Hat Sizing Guide: Get The Right Fit

Knowing what size hat to make can be confusing, especially if the intended item is a gift. Bookmark our handy hat sizing guide below for easy reference later!

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How To Crochet A Granny Square Using Crayola Cake Yarn

Another granny square! This on I’ve worked in Crayola Cakes “Timberwolf” colorway. It transitions from dark charcoal grey through pale silver grey. I made the square rather large. My idea was that this way you would see a decent amount of the color transition in one square. One Crayola Cake will make 2 of these…

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Circles In Squares: More Granny Squares

I got a few questions on my last granny square posts about what to do with all the ends of yarns. Granny squares are great for using up scrap or stash and working with lots of colors, but worrying about weaving ends afterward can be daunting. What I do is crochet over my ends every…

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Learn To Knit: 5 References That Will Get You Started Stitching!

There’s an abundance of information out there on the Internet and that includes plenty of references for knitting as well. However, that doesn’t always mean that finding what you’re looking for is easy, so we’ve done a little detective work for you. Below is a list of sources for tutorials and videos that will get…

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How to Crochet A Floral Granny Square

Continuing on our floral granny square journey! This next square is approximately the same size as the Daisy Granny Square (when worked with the same yarn and hook), which means you can pair them together to create afghans or pillows. Materials Basic Stitch Premium Yarn; 1 ball each in Opal; Ivy; Cream J-10 (6 mm)…

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How To Crochet A Daisy Granny Square

I had so much fun stitching up the Sunflower Granny Square in Re-Up yarn that I decided to continue on my granny square journey with more flower variations! Below you will find round-by-round instructions for a Daisy-look granny square. For this (and the new few flower granny squares) I am using our new Basic Stitch…

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How To Crochet A Sunflower Granny Square

Will granny squares ever go out of style? I think not. They’re portable, can use stash and scrap yarn, and have so far withstood the test of time. These iconic squares have grown far beyond the “traditional” granny square into elaborate motifs and medallions. In this post we will be stitching a flower circle-in-square variation.…

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The Granny Stitch Ripple: Two Iconic Crochet Stitches Come Together

Granny squares and ripple stitches are perhaps two of the most iconic types of crochet. How about combining the two? Going along with my color theme and playing along with the popularity and staying power of granny squares and ripple stitches I decided to try out the granny chevron stitch, or granny stitch ripple. If…

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Playing With Color

Another lifetime ago, or so it seems, I used to dye yarn. I began just looking for something to go along with my love of designing. Along the way I re-discovered a love of color. I say “rediscovered” because as a little kid I know I had absolutely no fear of colors or prints and…

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