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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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Your Top 7 Crochet Questions Answered

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Your Top 7 Crochet Questions Answered

If you’ve just decided to learn to crochet, you probably have a few questions as to how to go about learning how, what you need to start, etc. We’ve gathered together the most-often asked questions and answer them as well! What is the difference between knitting and crochet?  The difference between knitting and crochet is easy to remember — knitting is usually done with two needles, while crochet is always done with one hook. The hook may be shorter or longer, depending on the manufacturer, but is usually made to fit snuggly in your hand. Tunisian crochet hooks can be...

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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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