The Crochet Crowd

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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USA Peak Braided Hat + Video Tutorial

Reading Time: < 1 minute Braided Crochet Hat Try this simple Crochet Braided Hat that has ear flaps and braids. The yarn is bulky and has wool for warmth. Due to the yarn being bulky, this pattern hooks up really quickly. The yarn used was Schachenmayr Boston Yarn which is part of the My Mountain series of yarns. The free […]

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How Caron Simply Soft Yarn is Made

Reading Time: 7 minutes Caron Simply Soft With permissions extended by Spinrite LP, makers of Caron Yarns, I’ve been granted to show you how the Automatic Yarn Ball Winding Machines look and work at the Caron Factory in Little Washington, North Carolina. I wrote an article about how the Caron One Pound Yarn Balls are made showing you the […]

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Yarn Weights with Australian, UK and USA

Reading Time: < 1 minute What Are The Equivalent Yarn Weights? We receive this type of question everyday from fans around the world. The Crochet Crowd, being Canadian, we have access to yarns that our friends in the UK and Australia cannot find on their yarn store shelves. It’s a hard question to answer because I’ve not had enough exposure […]

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