The Crochet Crowd

Knit Cast Off + Tutorial

Reading Time: < 1 minute How to Cast Off Are you ready to finish off your project? Casting off isn’t too complicated but there are a few things you can watch out for. In the example, you can see I refer to casting off in the garter stitch because that’s what the sample is. When casting off and having your […]

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Knit Long Tail Cast On + Tutorial

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cast On using Long Tail Method Casting on with a Long Tail requires you to not start your slip knot close to the end of the strand. It will require you to use two strands that intertwine with each other. This technique takes a bit of getting used to and isn’t very difficult. With your […]

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Knit Between Loops Cast On + Tutorial

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cast On Between Loops When it comes to knitting, there are many methods to casting on. Casting on means to start a new strand of yarn. This is the very beginning of the project where you have to create the loops on the knitting needle to be the foundation. In this method, you start off […]

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Crochet Yarn Thermometer Applique

Reading Time: 3 minutes Crochet Yarn Thermometer The Yarn Thermometer is complimentary to your Temperature Afghan. You can apply this thermometer to your project when complete so people have an idea of what the colours mean. The colours used in the thermometer are subjective to whatever you decide is appropriate. For us here in the North, our temperatures can […]

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Crochet Candy Cane Santa Bag Pattern

Reading Time: 3 minutes Crochet Candy Cane Santa Bag This super cute Candy Cane Santa Bag was designed by our very own Diva Dan aka Daniel Zondervan. The bag is 12″ Dia x 18″ Tall. It is using Bernat Blanket Yarn. It’s a great bag that mixes in the Braided Single Crochet appearance that you see. It’s not hard […]

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Crochet Starlette Shawl Pattern

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crochet Starlette Shawl Introducing the Starlette Shawl by Yarnspirations. This was the shawl that I was working on during a live broadcast using Caron Cakes. The pattern is pretty straight forward and if you enjoy Corner to Corner (C2C) Concepts, you will love this shawl. This shawl isn’t 100% the conventional way of C2C but […]

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Crochet Baby Poppin Blanket Pattern

Reading Time: 2 minutes Crochet Baby Poppin Blanket The Crochet Baby Poppin Blanket is intermediate level crochet probably with soft eye-popping raises through crochet popcorn stitch techniques. This blanket is 40″ x 40″ square. We’ve done a square like this before for one of the Stitch Alongs which is one of our crocheter favourites. It was part of a […]

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Knit Hold Yarn with Throw + Tutorial

Reading Time: 2 minutes How to Hold Yarn with Woven & Throw Style This is the method of holding yarn that I am teaching myself going forward with knitting. To save hand motion and control my tension better, I am practicing with this method. The term ‘throw’ is referred to as wrapping the yarn around the needle. Unlike the […]

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Knit Pinch Throw Yarn + Tutorial

Reading Time: 2 minutes How to Hold Yarn – Pinch & Throw The Pinch and Throw Method is the way my mother taught me as a child. There are many ways in which to knit and this is used by many people. I couldn’t help but think of crochet when learning. The exaggerated motion of a crochet hook can […]

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