Don't you love fun crochet tips? If you are like me, you take your crochet everywhere, just in case there are a few minutes somewhere in your day where you can work just one more row in your project .... perhaps while waiting for an appointment, or watching a little league game, or........ To organize crochet supplies for travel, I use a toothbrush holder and clear makeup case. Place your hooks in the toothbrush holder to keep them clean and safe. Add other essentials such as a ruler, … [Read more...] about Tips & Tricks: Who Says You Can’t Take It With You?
Tips & Tricks
Here is a collection of some of my favorite tips. Enjoy this collection of wonderful tutorials and techniques by my fellow designers and crocheters, in one place, for easy reference. I hope you find them useful. Know someone who wants to learn to crochet? Moogly has a great beginner tutorial feature with videos for beginners. Or how about Tunisian crochet? Kim Guzman has a wonderful video tutorial to get you started! Do you want nicely shaped booties that … [Read more...] about Tips, Tricks and Techniques! #3
Here is a collection of some of my favorite tips. These are wonderful tutorials and techniques by my fellow designers and crocheters, in one place, for easy reference. I hope you find them useful. Cre8tion Crochet shares her technique for designing your own hat. Hodge Podge Crochet shares her technique for making paper macher yarn bowls. You know those adorable stuffed animals with expressive eyes? Ever wonder how to make them? Wonder no more, A … [Read more...] about Tips, Tricks and Techniques! #2
More Tips & Tricks - I was overwhelmed by the response I received to my tutorial last week on How to Line a Crocheted Bag! Many have written telling me they found the tutorial simple and easy to follow and for the first time feel brave enough to attempt a lining. Wow, I'm so flattered, thank you! So I decided to put together a collection of other great tutorials and techniques by my fellow designers and crocheters for easy reference in one place. I hope you find them useful. Come back … [Read more...] about Tips, Tricks and Techniques! #1
How do you line a crocheted bag? I love crocheted bags. I love lined crocheted bags even more! In addition to providing structure, a lining gives your bag a finished, professional look. It will also lengthen the life of your bag by alleviating wear and tear caused by the contents. So many people seem intimidated by linings, but with a few basic sewing skills and supplies they are quite simple. Follow these simple instructions to line all your bags! … [Read more...] about Tutorial: How to Line a Crocheted Bag
How many of you have piles of crocheted squares sitting in the work-in-progress basket waiting to be joined into a fabulous blanket? If you are like me, the basket is overflowing! Knot Your Nana's Crochet has compiled a collection of 10 ways to join those squares and get that blanket completed! http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/2013/04/10-different-ways-to-join-granny-squares.html … [Read more...] about Crochet Squares – Join the Bunch!
So many of us are designing crocheted bootie and slipper patterns with a range of sizing included. This guide is a quick way to gauge sizing for babies and kids. This is the fourth post in my Sizing & Measurements series, you can find the others in the Tips & Tricks section of my blog! I hope you find this useful! ~Maria~ … [Read more...] about Crochet Patterns – Shoe and Foot Sizes for Babies and Kids
When I first started designing patterns, I sometimes struggled to figure out the correct sizing for various pieces. After some research and much trial and error, I've collected a set of guidelines that I now use routinely when designing a pattern. I'm happy to share them with you and will post them in the Tips & Tricks section of my blog for future reference too. The chart below is written in inches, however, I'm sure it will be a quick conversion for my metric friends. I hope you … [Read more...] about Crochet Patterns – Baby Measurements & Sizes