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Knitting and Crochet — What’s the Difference?

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Knitting and Crochet — What’s the Difference?

Unless you’re a knitter or crocheter yourself, knowing which of these crafts are which can be difficult. And, when you’re just starting to decide what to learn first, it’s good to know what you’re letting yourself in for when you either learn knitting or crochet first!   What is the difference between knitting and crochet? The main difference between knitting and crochet lies in the tools that each used to create a finished project. Knitting uses two or four knitting needles, a loom (for loom knitting) or a knitting machine, while crochet uses a single crochet hook. Knitting also uses...

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Top Tips for Working on Large Knitted Projects

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Top Tips for Working on Large Knitted Projects

Whether you decide to make a blanket like the Stadium Blanket or a shawl, knitting or crocheting large projects can be cumbersome at times. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of tips for when you’re knitting or crocheting large projects.  Managing your time Probably the most important part of working on a large project — especially if it’s for a special occasion or a gift — is managing your time and working to a deadline. If you know a deadline is looming, your knitting or crochet — that usually lessens anxiety and stress — can definitely cause it! However, it...

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The Differences Between US and UK Crochet Stitches, Hooks and Terms

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The Differences Between US and UK Crochet Stitches, Hooks and Terms

If you’re just learning to crochet, it can seem as if you’re learning a whole new language. Add to that the differences between US and UK stitches and hook sizes, it can become quite a challenge to get a hang of. That’s why we’ve decided to make these tables with different sizes and stitches. They are easy to use as reference and you can even print them out to keep in your project bag or hook tidy. Right at the end of the article, we’ll also give some tips on things to look for to find out whether a pattern...

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Where to Find Free Patterns to Show Your Team Spirt?

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Where to Find Free Patterns to Show Your Team Spirt?

Part of the fun of the game day is dressing up to show off your team spirit and your team colors. And what better way to do that than through projects you made yourself or made for others! Finding free patternsThe internet is full of free knitting and crochet patterns, but not all of them are error-free. Knowing how to choose the best patterns is, therefore, a great skill to have. Read this blog post about the best way to choose a free pattern to make. Here are some places where you can find good quality free patterns:● Lovecrafts: Though...

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