All Crochet Articles

Sort by:

What is Tunisian Crochet?

Tunisian Crochet shares some stitch construction and language with traditional crochet but has several significant differences as well. Once you wrap your head around these tips and tricks, your adventure into Tunisian crochet will be much more satisfying! Here’s twelve tips and tricks to help you get started: 1. All Tunisian crochet is based on…

Read more »

Traditional Granny Square

Traditional Granny Squares can be constructed in a wide variety of ways. Depending on the pattern or designer, you might turn your square, or work in the round without turning. Do you add two chains into the corners or three? Crocheted granny squares are so fun to experiment with and you can choose the little…

Read more »

My Favorite Crochet Tools

Looking to add some crochet tools and notions to your project bag? Karen Whooley shares her favorite crochet tools for you to try. In my 22 years designing patterns (and 40 + crocheting in general) I can tell you that I have tried just about every brand of hook, tool and case available. I thought…

Read more »

Six 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 a lot of different reasons. In this article I want to…

Read more »

Three Favorite Foundation Stitches

Which Foundation Chain is right for you? In this article, crochet expert Karen Whooley explores different crochet foundation stitches. Let’s take the guesswork out of gauge when working your chain! 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?…

Read more »

Two Easy Shawl Shapes

Crochet shawls come in many shapes and sizes. Learn how to construct a crocheted triangle shawl and a crocheted half-circle shawl. Shawls come in many different shapes and sizes. But if you look closely, you will notice that most shawl shapes are a variation (or not) on two basic shapes of shawls – the Triangle…

Read more »