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When Is Gauge Important? (and when can a free-spirit do without?)

What is gauge? Gauge is the number of stitches and rows in a specified amount of inches (or cm). Most patterns will read something like: 15 stitches and 11 rows = 4" in single crochet. What does that mean? When you make a swatch or in the finished piece of work, 15 stitches across measures… Continue reading When Is Gauge Important? (and when can a free-spirit do without?)

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Choosing the Right Crochet Hook (when buying knitting biased yarn)

Most skeins of yarn have both a suggested knitting needle and crochet hook size on their label. Sometimes there is only a needle size given, and crochet hooks are left out in the cold. What is a crochet girl (or dude) to do? There are a few things you can do: #1 Scream "Crocheting ROCKS!"… Continue reading Choosing the Right Crochet Hook (when buying knitting biased yarn)

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Psst… Crochet. Pass it on.

In case you haven't caught on, I'll just tell you straight up - I love teaching crochet. And I will admit - I love getting paid... cuz I do love eating, heating my home, and... wait, who am I kidding? I pretty much get paid in yarn! But way above and beyond the practical payback, I LOVE… Continue reading Psst… Crochet. Pass it on.

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Do you Dream in Color? In Yarn Color that is…

Look at that girl! Do you see that obsessed look in her eyes? THAT is someone who loves yarn. I appreciate yarn for every reason there is. I love cheap yarn, expensive yarn; the soft, the gritty; bulky and fine weights; yarn I spun myself and decades-old yarn stashed in storage. I love it all. Cheap yarn:… Continue reading Do you Dream in Color? In Yarn Color that is…

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New Designs & Coupon!

Firefly Lace Shrug Get it on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/firefly-lace-shrug Noche Boliviana Shrug Donde esta la fiesta? This gorgeous shrug is as soft and shimmery as a starry night under a summer moon in La Paz. Worked in a simple rectangle then folded in half and stitched together to create the sleeves, this piece is as… Continue reading New Designs & Coupon!