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How to Weave in Ends Securely

One of the most important parts of crochet, yet the most overlooked part, is finishing off, or, rather learning to weave in the ends. When my Nonna taught me to crochet way back in 1974, there were two things she told me that continue to reverberate in my head: 1) The back of the piece…

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6 Tips for Crocheting Lace

Want to crochet lace? Karen Whooley shares her tips and tricks for successfully crocheting lace projects of all kinds. Making crochet lace is as easy as learning a new stitch pattern, but many crocheters seem to shy away from using the finer threads for different reasons. In this article I’ll share six different ways to…

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My 3 Favorite Foundation Stitches

Are you tired of having to rip out your work because your chain is tighter than your stitches? Or maybe the chain is too loose? Let’s take the guesswork out of gauge and explore three different foundation stitches to find the one that’s right for you! Once you learn these three, you will discover frustration-free…

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Two Easy Shawl Shapes

Crocheted shawls come in many shapes and sizes. Learn how to construct a crocheted triangle shawl and a crocheted half-circle shawl. If you look closely, you will notice that most shawl shapes are a variation of two basic shapes of shawls: the Triangle and the Half-Circle. Creating these shapes are very simple. Follow along with…

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