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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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Why Choose Natural Fibers for Knitting and Crocheting?

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Why Choose Natural Fibers for Knitting and Crocheting?

Similar to how people are having a closer look at how their food is actually produced — and whether this is done in an ethical and eco-friendly way — crafters like knitters and crocheters are having a closer look at how their supplies are created. Many are also switching to ethically-produced yarn and supplies.  One of the most common supplies which are being taken into account is yarn and the use of natural fibers and a move away from synthetic fibers. What are natural fibers? Natural fibers are fibers that can be spun into yarn and that comes from animals...

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Your Guide to Merino Wool and Yarn

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Your Guide to Merino Wool and Yarn

If you’re moving in knitting circles, one of the most common types of wool people talk about, is Merino. But what exactly is Merino wool and what makes it special?  What is Merino wool? Merino wool refers to the fleece of the Merino breed of sheep as well as the yarn that is spun from it. The Merino sheep Merino sheep, which was originally bred in Spain during the Middle Ages, are bred predominantly for their wool. The Merino must also be shorn at least once a year as their wool doesn’t stop growing and not shearing them can have...

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9 Knitting and Crochet Gifts Do’s and Don’ts

9 Knitting and Crochet Gifts Do’s and Don’ts

A handmade gift is one that we as yarn artists hope will be cherished for years, if not generations, to come. But what if the handmade gift that you worked so hard on gets thrown out, given to pets to play with or even go to the thrift store as soon as you leave? We have just the answer! Here are nine do’s and don’ts to help you choose the perfect handmade gift for your family and friends. 1. Do find out what their favorite color is It’s always a good idea to find out what a person’s favorite color...

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Which College Team Colors Go Best Together and Why?

Which College Team Colors Go Best Together and Why?

Do you want to celebrate school spirit? A super-easy way to do so is by wearing your university’s official colors. While you can buy college apparel online, you may want to make something unique. Knit or crochet hats, scarves, and gloves in your school colors! There are many cool color combinations. Here are a few of the best college team colors out there. Louisiana State University Louisiana used to have gray uniforms, but then Tigers coach Charles Coates changed it up with purple and gold. These two colors look great together because they are close to the complementary colors purple...

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