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When you are crocheting a zigzag pattern put a stitch marker at the begging and end of the row so you don't make the rows longer and longer.

My Love of Crocheting 
One of my favorite things about crocheting is using many different colors, textures, and weights of yarn. And I also love embellishments because they add …

Crochet With More than One Color 
This works great if you are using more than one color. Choose an ice cream container of the right size, cut a small hole in the top, put wool or yarn …

Easy Way to Thread Sewing Needle with Thread 
Take a piece of dental floss and fold it in half and insert folded end of dental floss through the eye of the needle and then place the end of the yarn …

Easy Instructions for Laundering, Starching, and Pressing Laces 
I found these easy instructions for how to care for your lace creations in an old crochet pattern book. LAUNDERING LACES: Taking care that all soap …

Inside-out Ball of Yarn 
Keep your yarn under control and untangled by wrapping it into a ball that "feeds" from the center. No more yarn balls rolling around the floor, off your …

Crochet Tips when Making Doilies 
Correct tension is the key to making beautiful doilies. If the tension is too loose or too tight, the doily will not lay flat. To get the correct tension, …

Buy Wisely - Buy Enough 
At the time the initial purchase is made, it is important to buy the complete amount of each color necessary to finish the article. Make sure it is …

Best Source for Vintage Pattern Books Cheap 
I always hunt through the boxes of old books at estate and yard sales. I have hundreds of old pattern books and publications pre 1940 that I have purchased …

Continuous Color Changing Not rated yet
When working a pattern that uses the same colors throughout the project I simply run the yarn …

How to Make a Tassel Not rated yet
Cut a piece of cardboard 4 inches wide and length of desired tassel. Wind wool the desired number of times round and round the length. Break the …

How To Determine the Correct Guage Not rated yet
Before beginning work on any article, take the thread and hook recommended in the directions. Work a piece of about 2 inches in the pattern used. At beginning …

Scarlet Moon Not rated yet
When doing a blanket or something that is really large. I decided to do a mix of stitches. I did my foundation chain for the first row I did single stitch …

Custom Crochet Hook Handles Not rated yet
I make a comfortable handle for my smaller hooks by using polymer clay. I shape a fistful in my hand and place a hook into it. Making sure the hook is …

Blocking Crocheted Woolens Not rated yet
Block each piece separately. Lay wrong side up on a flat surface large enough for entire piece. If front and back are the same shape, block them together, …

Changing Yarn Not rated yet
When you get to the end of the row, and you are on the last stitch,and you have one more loop to pull through, cut the other yarn that you were using leaving …

Crochet Stitch Tips Not rated yet
A cool stitch that I have learned is called the woven stitch. You can do it with single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet, but it most likely …

Starting a New Color  Not rated yet
When you are starting a new color on your project, work to two last rings, pull new color through, continue a ways, then fasten off the old color and weave …

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