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?)
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)
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.
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…
In the crochet world, there are so many projects to choose from, and so many patterns and choices of fiber for any given pattern. Needless to say, it can be overwhelming to commit to anything! And even when you make your decisions, sometimes your project can… Continue reading Consider the Drape: Lessons in choosing the right yarn for your project.