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Review + Giveaway: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn

Knitter’s Book of Yarn by Clara Parks Book Review & Interview by Kathryn Vercillo Part 1: Book Review + Giveaway Part 2: Author Interview + Giveaway (Coming Soon) If you only crochet and don’t knit, then you might glance over a book titled The Knitter’s Book of Yarn. It would be a...

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3 Crochet Tools You Need Today

Hooks, check. Yarn, check. What else could you be missing? While there are lots of tools available for crochet, here are three that we think everyone should use: 1) Stitch Markers Stitch markers come in a variety of designs, and can help you with many aspects of your project. From clasp...

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3 Top Crochet Careers (and how you can start one today)

Can I really build a crochet career? Yes, you really can build a crochet career and I’ll tell you how you can start one today. I’m Salena Baca, and I have ten years of experience working in the crochet world. My resume includes: Created and sold hundreds of made-to-order crochet...

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Interview + Giveaway: Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary

Interview by Kathryn Vercillo Part 2: Interview + Giveaway Part 1: Book Review + Giveaway Now that we’ve reviewed this title, let’s chat with Dora a little bit to learn even more about her crochet book. What first inspired you to try crochet back on that houseboat? And what inspired you to...

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5 Simple Tips To Get Paid What Your Crochet Is Worth

Are people haggling you on price? Do you feel like your work is undervalued? Wondering where your next sale is going to come from? As an artist, you are definitely not alone! Creative types who turn their passion into a business often agree; finding a market that values their work is one of...

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Review + Giveaway: Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary

Part 1: Book Review + Giveaway Part 2: Author Interview + Giveaway If you are a crochet designer, or a crocheter interested in breaking into design, then you might want to bow down to Dora Ohrenstein right now because her new book has just made your life a whole lot easier. One of the most...

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3 Best Practices To Grow Sales Now

I’ve been an entrepreneur in the crochet world for years. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, and I’ve learned a lot of valuable tools to help my business grow. Here are a few of my best practices that have helped me and my brand stay focused through the years. Always give yourself a fair hourly...

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3 Simple Steps To Price Any Crochet Project

How To Price Any Crochet Product In 3 Simple Steps Deciding how you will price your crochet work is one of the hardest decisions you’ll make as a crochet-for-profit seller. When I began making items to sell, I had no idea where to begin. Should I multiply my cost of goods by three? Should I...

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Does my chain count as a stitch?

Whether working in the round or in rows, we’ve all asked ourselves these same questions… Does this count as a stitch? Where do I join in the round? Where do I stop when working in rows? If you’re tired of trying to figure this out AFTER your project has too few stitches (or too many…),...

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Yarn Review | Knit Picks Dishie

Yarn is fundamental to crochet, so understanding the characteristics of it will help you to buy and use yarn with confidence! At the American Crochet Association, we are here to help crochet lovers ask better questions about the yarn in their lives! Knit Picks Dishie Buy From: Knit...

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