American Crochet Association

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5 Reasons To Join The ACA

In honor of their fifth birthday, I thought I’d share five reasons that you might wish to support the American Crochet Association: 1. It’s a woman-owned business. Both men and women crochet, of course, but the craft is heavily dominated by women (particularly throughout the course of...

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Celebrating 5 Years of Crochet Education with the American Crochet Association

Celebrating 5 Years of Crochet Education with the American Crochet Association Crochet is increasingly becoming a part of education. Waldorf schools teach crochet to children as young as kindergarten and then use the tasks and skills of crochet to teach them other lessons (such as math and...

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Crochet Swatches Made Easy

Whether crocheting a sweater, slippers, mittens, tote bag or hat, you’ve likely been told to make a swatch. Now, most of us fall into one of three categories when told to swatch: Nope, not happening. Why is this even necessary? I've tried to make a swatch before, it didn't make a...

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Review + Giveaway: Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Part 1: Crochet Book Review Part 2: Crochet Book Interview (coming soon) Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings by Edie Eckman Article by Kathryn Vercillo Every crochet project looks more complete when you’ve added the perfect edging to it. The right edging...

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Crochet Starter Kit For Absolute Beginners

When learning something new, it can be hard to decide what tools you’ll need to get started. The good news? While there is no end to gadgets, tools, yarns and websites dedicated to crochet, you actually don’t need a whole lot to get started. In fact, many crocheters learn the hard way that...

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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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Interview + Giveaway: Knitter's Book of Yarn

Knitter’s Book of Yarn by Clara Parks Interview by Kathryn Vercillo Part 1: Book Review + Giveaway Part 2: Author Interview + Giveaway Kathryn Vercillo Interviews Author: Clara Parks What inspired you to write this book? This book began as a workshop that I taught at the Knitter’s Review...

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