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 […]read more >
Level up your crochet skills with these tips from the Crochet Crowd. From sizes to stitches to strands, Mikey explains the technical side of crochet.
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 […]read more >
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 […]read more >
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 […]read more >
Crochet Twisting Fringe The blanket shown in this tutorial is called the Crochet High Tide Blanket. The number of times you need to twist is dependent on the yarn and pattern. The length of the starting loop also varies but because you don’t cut the yarn, you want to ensure the starting loop is consistent. […]read more >
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 […]read more >