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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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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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