The Crochet Crowd

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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How to Substitute Yarn for Patterns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Learn How to Substitute Yarn We are constantly bombarded with two questions. They are as follows: I have a size afghan in mind, how much yarn will I need? I have a pattern but not the yarn and want to substitute, how much yarn will I need? Both of these two questions have two completely […]

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The Secret to Finding the Multiples

Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s the Multiple? The Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch on the right is a great example of a pattern where the multiples were not given. Does that stop me from figuring it out? Absolutely not! I have two methods in how I figure it out. I will share with you my two secrets… well they aren’t […]

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Back Loops Wave Stitch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Back Loops Wave Stitch The Back Loops Wave Stitch is very similar to a regular crochet wave stitch. The significant difference is that every other row, you will use the back loops only. This causes the waves to lift up from each other for a three dimensions textured look. I figured out the math to […]

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