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How to Use Your Scrap Yarn to Create Beautiful Projects

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How to Use Your Scrap Yarn to Create Beautiful Projects

There are many ways to be more conscientious and mindful of the things we use when we’re doing our favorite hobbies. One of these ways is to make sure that we don’t just throw yarn away but rather use up the scrap yarn to make something beautiful. While you can keep all your scraps to make a blanket or lap blanket, this often takes up a lot of space while you gather enough yarn to make a good start on the work. That is why we’re looking at some of the other projects you can make — that aren’t scrap...

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How to Teach Someone to Crochet

How to Teach Someone to Crochet

Teaching someone — even yourself — how to crochet is actually a lot easier than you might think. If you’ve been crocheting for a long time and all the stitches have basically become muscle memory, you may find it difficult to teach someone to crochet simply because breaking down crochet to easy steps can suddenly seem hard! That’s why we’ve put together this helpful article — after all, who doesn’t want to welcome some more crocheters to the crochet crowd? How do you start teaching someone to crochet? We’ve found that learning how to crochet may differ from person to...

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How to Teach Someone to Knit

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How to Teach Someone to Knit

Knitters love to welcome new knitters to the flock! But either teaching yourself to knit or teaching someone else to knit can be very tricky if you have no idea where to start. This can be especially true if you’ve been knitting for a long time and now have to break your “automatic” movements down into stitches and explanations that someone else can understand! That’s why we’ve compiled these tips and videos in one handy place from where you can start teaching even young children to knit. Where do I start teaching someone to knit? We’ve found that, when teaching...

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How to Show Your Team Spirit with Knitting and Crochet

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How to Show Your Team Spirit with Knitting and Crochet

We all love showing off our team spirit and making your own accessories, blankets, or even amigurumi footballs during the game just makes game day perfect. Wearing your own handmade items or giving them away to other supporters is also a treat! That’s why we’ve compiled some knit and crochet patterns here to help you show your team spirit, whether it’s for game day, a quick run to the shop or even getting your morning cup of coffee. Actual football patterns Let’s start off with actual football patterns. These patterns are great as a way to round off your game...

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How to Block Hand Knitting and Crochet: Wet, Steam, and Spray Blocking

How to Block Hand Knitting and Crochet: Wet, Steam, and Spray Blocking

If you’ve been knitting or crocheting for a while, you’ve probably heard about “blocking your work”. But what exactly is blocking and how do you do it? In this post we’ll tell you how to go about blocking your work as well as which blocking method to use on which type of fiber. What is blocking? Blocking — which can be done on knitting and crochet — is a method of wetting your finished project and then pinning it into the shape and size that it should be. Once dry, the knitted or crocheted item will retain that shape. Blocking...

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