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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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Ultimate Crochet Hat Size Guide

Hats are a staple in the fiber world, but they can also be quite tricky to size! Save this guide for later, and be sure to share it with your yarn-loving friends, too. It’s important to note that: Sizes by age may differ, always measure the head first for the best fit! To measure...

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3 Reasons To Swatch When You Crochet

If you're confused about swatching when you crochet, you're not alone! Crocheters typically feel like swatching is a waste of time, not crucial to their project, or they just are not sure what a swatch is (or, what it should do). Let's start with a few basics: What is a swatch? A swatch...

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5 Tips When Teaching Children To Crochet

Children have a lot of passion and energy, and can be the perfect candidates to learn! These tips highlight ways you can pass on knowledge in ways that inspire and motivate young people so that they will have a fantastic introduction to crochet, and hopefully become lifelong...

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5 Reasons Crocheters Should Visit Their LYS

Do you feel like your local yarn store is just for knitters? Local Yarn Stores (or, LYS) are typically a heated topic among crocheters. Why? Some crocheters say they don't feel welcome, or that their craft is not served, or that they don't know enough about the yarns represented in these...

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3 Laundry Tips For Every Crochet Project

Ever pull your favorite shirt out of the washer and dryer, only to realize you've completely ruined it? Yes, we've all been there. Now, imagine that happening to your crochet projects! Terrifying, we know! Yarn is a material just like your clothes, and each requires a specific maintenance...

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Yarn Substitution Made Easy

If you’ve ever wondered… How do I know what yarn to use for this project? What other fibers can I use for this project? How do I know which yarn fibers are interchangeable? Then, you should check out our Yarn Substitution Made Easy chat: Here, we cover 3 tips that will help you choose...

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How To Master Any Crochet Stitch

Have you learned these stitches yet: Chain Single Crochet Half Double Crochet Double Crochet If you have learned these foundation stitches, then you're on your way to mastering any crochet stitch! That's right, any crochet stitch! See, in the most basic form, these stitches are the...

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