Author Archives: Lindsey

About Lindsey

Crochet & Knit Designer behind PoetryinYarn.com, Math Teacher, Mom

The Cost of Crochet Diagrams

I love crochet diagrams. They’re a great, visual way of showing how a crochet design comes together. Some magazines and books include them and some don’t. Every wonder why? My guess is that the decision often comes down to cost. … Continue reading

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Mainly Crochet – An Interview with Michele Maks

I love when new resources become available for crocheters. Crochet designer and former magazine editor Michele Maks has launched Mainly Crochet – a subscription crochet pattern site. For $24 a year, you get access to the entire site’s library of … Continue reading

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Oh, Paris.

I’m slowly adjusting back to normal life after a lovely week long trip to Paris, France. It was a delightful trip. Of course, my itinerary included a stop into a local yarn store. I stopped in at L’Oisive Thé. Actually, … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves Shawlette Crochet Pattern

In January we had a CAL for the Autumn Leaves Shawlette pattern. Aren’t these gorgeous? So what are you waiting for? Get stitching!

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Spring into Crochet (and a sneak peak)

How is it March already? The ground here is still covered with snow, but some birds popped up yesterday. I’m thinking maybe, just maybe, spring is on its way. I’m springing into major design mode. The crochet design ideas just … Continue reading

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Have you heard of arm knitting?

Whether you’re an avid knitter or have never tried knitting before, you’ll want to check out arm knitting. It’s a new craft that’s hot right now. A scarf done in 30 minutes or less?! Yes, please! My friend Mary Beth … Continue reading

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The 2 Crochet Techniques That Will Change Your Life

Take your crochet to the next level with these 2 techniques: Magic Ring (aka Adjustable Ring) This method for starting in the round eliminates unsightly holes.   Foundation Stitches You don’t have to start every project by chaining. Foundation stitches … Continue reading

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6 Must Have Knitting Books

A while back I saw many people posting their must have knitting books on Facebook. Here are mine. Knitting from the Top Barbara G. Walker (Paperback – Feb 1996) This is THE book for creating top down garments. I’ve even … Continue reading

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Crochet Stylesheet Questionaire

Today’s news is for crochet designers. If you are a designer putting out your own patterns, you need a style sheet. What’s a style sheet? It’s a list of guidelines that helps keep your patterns consistent and professional. There are … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Mixing Yarns

Would you like to mix and match yarns together, but aren’t sure how to go about it? Stay in the same color family, but mix it up with: 1 solid yarn with cotton, bamboo, or plant fiber 1 sparkly yarn … Continue reading

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