Crochet Q&A: April 2022

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Join Brenda K. B. Anderson for a Creative Crochet Corner LIVE Q&A session previously aired on April 27th, 2022. Join us next month for an all new LIVE Q&A to get your crochet questions answered LIVE. Make sure to sign up for our free newsletter to receive notifications on when we stream LIVE. Sign up here!

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7 Responses to “Crochet Q&A: April 2022”

  1. Jeanettea Schaefer
    Jeanettea Schaefer

    With multicolored yarns with vera gated colors how do you coordinate your project so that you have the same color on one line Do you cut the different colors and ball them

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      Hello Jeanettea! This is a great question! You can color-control the rows of you have long enough sections of color, but to me it is easier to buy solid colored yarn in several coordinating colors instead of using a self-striping yarn. For this shawl, I just decided to not care where the color changes occurred- and just let it stripe naturally. This is why the stitch pattern is so important for a self striping yarn- it has to be dominant enough that your eye is still drawn to the stitches themselves and not just the colors! Usually I do not like to design with self striping yarns when working in lace, or cables or anything with texture because I feel as though I need to control the color changes. This is just personal preference though!
      Brenda
      Creative Crochet Corner

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  2. Jeanettea Schaefer
    Jeanettea Schaefer

    With multicolored yarns with vera gated colors how do you coordinate your project so that you have the same color on one line

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  3. Michelle Clelland
    Michelle Clelland

    How do you deal with yarn that is splitty. I bought some where I love the colour, but It splits and I find it very off putting. (Motherwell, Scotland.)

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      Hello Michelle!
      I have two suggestions for dealing with a splitty yarn. The first is to try a different hook. Depending on the way you crochet and why the yarn is splitting, you may find it easier to deal with if you use a hook with a differently shaped tip. For me personally, I prefer using a clover amour hook because the tip glides through between the strands of yarn usually without splitting the strands. If you normally use a tapered hook (like a Boye hook) you might try an in-line hook like a Bates hook. The Clover Amour hooks that I use are kind of in-between these two styles, and for some reason they work really well for my style of crocheting. Everyone crochets a bit differently though, so you might need to experiment.
      The other suggestion that I have is this: if your yarn came in a hank form and you wound it into a cake, you could try re-winding the yarn (from the center of the cake) into a new cake of yarn. Sometimes when we wind our yarn it un-twists, causing the plys to come apart. This can be counteracted by winding again in the opposite direction.

      I hope this helps!
      Brenda
      Creative Crochet Corner

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