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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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Yarn Review | Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton

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! Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton Buy From:...

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Yarn Review | Lion Brand Coboo

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! Lion Brand Yarn Coboo Buy From:...

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Yarn Review | Red Heart Yarn Dreamy

Yarn Review: Red Heart Yarn Dreamy 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! Red...

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Which Side Is The Right Side?

Have you ever seen the terms Right Side or Wrong Side in a pattern before? If you're confused about what these mean, you're not alone! Let's break down these terms so we can understand them! What does Right Side mean? When crocheting stitches, the part of the stitch that is facing you as...

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Never Guess Again: Does this count as a stitch?

Take a look at our pineapple stitch crochet swatch. If the instructions for the last row worked are: Row 8: Ch 3 (first Dc), turn, work 2 Dc into same St, Ch 3, Sc into Ch-5 space, Ch 5, Sc into next Ch-5 space, (Ch 2, 2 Dc, Ch 1, 2 Dc, Ch 2) into next Ch-1 space, Sc into next Ch-5 space, Ch...

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Bobble, Cluster, Popcorn & Puff Crochet Stitches: What’s The Difference?

If you thought all (or just a few) of these were the same, you are not alone! Most people assume that a Cluster and a Bobble are the same. Or, that a Cluster and a Bobble and a Puff are all the same. But, there are distinct differences between all 3 of these stitches that you can easily...

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Ultimate Blanket Size Guide

Blankets are a staple in the fiber world, but they can also be a bit tricky to size! Save this guide for later, and be sure to share it with your crochet-loving friends, too. It’s important to note that: Sizes by pattern repeats may differ, always make a swatch first to...

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3 Tips To Read Any Crochet Pattern

Are you still relying on video tutorials to work crochet projects? Or, maybe you can read patterns, but have way more questions than answers:Am I using the right yarn and crochet hook? What do these acronyms and letters mean? What skill levels should I follow? What do these parenthesis,...

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