The Crochet Crowd

53 Charity Ideas

Reading Time: < 1 minute 53 Charity Ideas As yarn artists we all have big hearts and love to give as well as create, Charity Projects is a wonderful collection to find 53 different items to choose from. You can create with either knit or crochet your choice of gift to give as you like, be it homeless, nursing home […]

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16 Sweaters And Cardigan Gift Ideas

Reading Time: < 1 minute 16 Sweaters And Cardigan Gift Ideas In this collection if the series there is a fun selection of 16 different Sweaters And Cardigans for the whole family to create. In your choice of knit or crochet whip up a Sweater or Cardigan for you, your loved one, your little one or your fur babies, this […]

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14 Cheap Ways to Block Your Crochet

Reading Time: 6 minutes 14 Cheap Ways to Block Your Crochet What is blocking anyway? It’s the final shaping of a project to what it’s meant to be. The yarn was made with the intention of being a straight piece of yarn. However, now that you have crochet or knit your projects, the yarn is no longer straight. What […]

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Jimmy Beans Wool Crochet Club

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jimmy Beans Wool Crochet Club This fall, I’ve been asked to provide a pattern for the Jimmy Beans Crochet Club. The club consists of 3 – 5 samples of yarn that is used in a 3 month mystery project. So I provided a pattern for Jimmy Beans to use for this fall season. The project […]

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Wool ‘n Tart Yarn Store in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wool ‘n Tart Yarn Store The Wool ‘n Tart Yarn Store is nestled in the quaint town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Literally minutes from The Crochet Crowd Studio here. It features medium to high end luxury yarn. Of course, what’s with the word Tart in the name? Yeppers, there’s an assortment of handmade treats that […]

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How Yarn is Made & Delivered to Stores

Reading Time: 4 minutes How Yarn is Made and Delivered to Stores We take for granted the yarn magically shows up on the store shelves without realizing all of the steps involved in order to make it in the first place. We don’t realize the hours and hard working men and women behind the scenes that are part of […]

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Planned Pooling with Variegated Yarn + Tutorial

Reading Time: 6 minutes Planned Pooling with Variegated Yarn Planned Pooling you say? What is it? Surely it isn’t a group of moms bringing our kids to the local pool for a quick dip. As a firestorm of fury in the crochet world, this concept really isn’t new but the attention to it over the past few days has […]

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Whirlwind of Caron Cakes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Introducing Caron Cakes There’s a brand spanking new yarn in town and that’s the Caron Cakes. Exclusively at Michaels Stores. This yarn has crocheters and knitters running to the shelves to check this out. Certain stores in Canada have been reported to have this yarn on display. Many of you know, I was a huge […]

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What Happens to Acrylic Yarn Outdoors Experiment

Reading Time: 5 minutes Crochet for the Outdoors This past early spring, a fan posted a question about crocheting something for her outside. She wondered if Acrylic Yarn aka everyday yarn would last if she did a project that is intended to stay outdoors. She was inquiring about people who yarn bomb and abandon their projects. What will happen […]

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