American Crochet Association

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How To Crochet A Granny Square: Pattern + Chart + Tutorial

Pattern Instructions By: Salena Baca Crochet Yarn: Any yarn of choice. Sample made with Bulky Weight 5. Materials: US H/8 (5.0mm) Crochet Hook Scissors Yarn Needle Size & Gauge: Not crucial Stitch Key: Ch(s) = chain(s), Dc = double crochet, St(s) = stitch(es), Sl St = slip...

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15 Brand New Yarn and Crochet Memes To Make You Laugh and Smile

We love fun graphics that make us laugh out loud! And so, we created some of our own, just for yarn and crochet lovers. Please feel free to save, download, pin and share these with your yarn and crochet loving friends, too! Enjoy! Make your own yarn and crochet...

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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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