The Crochet Crowd

How Do You Price Your Crochet Projects?

Reading Time: 6 minutes How Much Do Crocheters Charge for Projects? How much do you charge for a crochet project is one of the most asked questions. Is there a formula for figuring it out? Many people have different opinions and they can be wildly different from each other: We have crocheters, like me, who are happy to crochet […]

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Crochet Gauge Workshop + Tutorial

Reading Time: 6 minutes Crochet Gauge Workshop What is gauging anyway and why is important? Gauging is the process to determine how to match exactly what is in a pattern to something you are making at home. Everyone in the world crocheters in their on style. Daniel is exceptionally tight in crochet and I am really loose. It’s our […]

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Crochet Pattern Skill Level Meanings

Reading Time: 3 minutes What Are The Pattern Skill Levels? With major publishers and yarn companies who produce patterns, there is usually a Pattern Skill Level Bar with 4 increments. The level of pattern is indicated here. Many crocheters use this bar as an indicator right off the bat to determine if they are capable of doing the pattern […]

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How Many Chains to Start a Blanket or Afghan?

Reading Time: 2 minutes How Many Chains Do you Need to Start An Afghan? We are constantly asked how many chains do you need to do certain size afghans. Using my crochet hook and measuring tape, I figured out the average chain counts you need to do in order to get close to size you want. I am assuming […]

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Master List of Crochet Hook Sizes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Master List of Crochet Hook Sizes Crochet hook sizes matter. New crocheters may not even clue in there is a difference until they are staring at a yarn aisle and seeing all the different sizes. Hook sizes I recommend when making a purchase for the first time. Look for 5 mm, 5.5 mm, 6 mm […]

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How to Make Fringe + Tutorial

Reading Time: < 1 minute How to Make Fringe Making fringe is really easy and is usually the final stages of a project to give it a ‘wow’ factor. Making fringe requires you to plan ahead and prepare strands of yarn. Measure how long you want the fringe to be. Multiply that number by 2 as the strands are folded […]

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Crochet Multiple Yarn Strands + Tutorial

Reading Time: 3 minutes Crocheting with Multiple Strands Doubling or more yarn strands can significantly change your crochet for a number of positive features. Let me share some interesting facts about this particular crochet topic. Adding More Yarn Strands with Thicken Project. It will make the project heavier in weight. It will make the project bigger because the yarn […]

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Figuring Out Pattern Repeat

Reading Time: 3 minutes 2 Ways to Calculate Repeat Patterns From Small Samples or Swatch Sizes For small swatch sizes or samples that are fairly small, Mikey shows how to re-create the pattern in diagram format to show what is happening for the stitches. He needs to figure out the multiples so he can start off with the right […]

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Yarn Weight Standards

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yarn Weight Standards Here in North America, the yarn companies come together as a collection to work together voluntarily with the Yarn Craft Council of America. You will see standard information that appears on the ball bands of companies who cooperate to make the labels easier for consumers to use. Balls bands have logos on […]

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