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How To Read Crochet Charts

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How To Read Crochet Charts

Unless you know how to read them, working with crochet charts can be very daunting. Bu don’t worry, these charts are actually a lot easier to understand than they look at first.  In this article we’ll show you how to read any crochet chart – from filet crochet to lacy doilies, mandalas, and beyond. Get that crochet hook and yarn ready! How to read filet crochet charts   As an example of filet crochet, we’ll use this pretty rose pattern by Maria Merlino. These patterns show the two main ways in which filet crochet patterns are given.  Filet crochet is...

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How To Read Knitting Charts

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How To Read Knitting Charts

Whether you’re using a knitting magazine or scouting for knitting patterns on Pinterest, you’ve probably come across knitting charts and went “What on earth?” Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Learning how to read knitting charts is actually easier that it seems at first when you only see blocks with a bunch of symbols in them. In this article you’ll learn how to read a knitting chart, from a basic chart to an advanced knitting chart.  What is a knitting chart? A knitting chart is a way to visually represent a knitting pattern. They can be used for any knitting pattern,...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Lace Knitting

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A Beginner’s Guide to Lace Knitting

Lace knitting, with its fine, seemingly ethereal patterns of leaves, flowers, and more, must be one of the most beautiful forms of knitting. Although lace patterns can become very advanced, beginner knitters can start lace knitting as soon as they’ve added a few stitches to their repertoire of knit and purl. In this article, we’ll show you what you need to start lace knitting, what stitches you need to learn, and also supply some easy patterns you can begin with. Knitting needles, yarn, and notions needed for lace knitting The good news is that you don’t need special knitting needles...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet

If you’re looking for a new skill to add to your knitting and crochet arsenal, Tunisian crochet (also called afghan crochet) may just be the thing for you. What is Tunisian crochet? Tunisian crochet can be described as a mixture between knitting and crochet and it gives you a highly textured fabric that is usually thicker than most crochet pieces. This makes Tunisian crochet perfect for bags, afghans, home accessories like place mats and scatter cushions, cowls, and more.  What tools do you need to do Tunisian crochet? Although it is possible to make small swatches of Tunisian crochet with...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Sock Knitting

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The Beginner’s Guide to Sock Knitting

Whether you want to add a new knitting skill to the ones you already have, or just want to have small projects that you can easily carry around with you, sock knitting is the way to go!  Much easier and simpler than they seem, you can knit socks in a variety of ways and with a seemingly endless array of patterns. In this article we will cover everything you need to know about starting to knit socks, including: Which knitting needles and tools you need to knit socks Which yarn to use for knitting socks Where to get sock patterns...

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