Guest Post: 3 Tips for Teaching Someone to Read Crochet Patterns

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Today I’ve got a special treat! It’s a guest post from Marie Segares. Marie Segares is a crochet and knitting teacher, designer, blogger, and podcaster. She hosts the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show,  and shares her patterns, tips, and projects on the Underground Crafter blog. We’re celebrating the release of her new book, Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, Reach More Students. This handy resource is available as an ebook …

News and a Giveaway with Stephannie Tallent

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I met Stephannie Tallent years ago. She’s a regular fixture on the knitting scene. You might recognize her work from her beautiful book, California Revival Knits. I was so excited when Stephannie reached out to tell me about her new Craftsy class, Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts. Starting with a basic knit mitt pattern, Stephannie walks you through creating a custom stranded colorwork design that’s really your own. Now as a designer, …

Ask Lindsey: Afghan Squares To Block or Not

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Ask Lindsey is a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@thelindseylife.com. Ask Lindsey posts may contain affiliate links for products Lindsey thinks you’d love. It’s Friday the 13th, but don’t be scared! I’m here to help with your stitching dilemmas. Dear Lindsey, I’m making an afghan with lots of individual squares. Should I block the squares before seaming them? Signed, Beth In …

Ask Lindsey: Slippery Knitting Stitch Markers

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Ask Lindsey is a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@thelindseylife.com. Ask Lindsey posts may contain affiliate links for products Lindsey thinks you’d love. Dear Lindsey, When a pattern says to make yarn overs right next to stitch markers, sometimes the yarn overs slip over the stitch markers making the count I should have between sets of stitch markers look off (especially …

Author Interview: Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet by Brenda Bourg

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I love playing around with Tunisian crochet. It’s the perfect in-between craft for knitters and crocheters. It’s like the best of both worlds. My friend Brenda Bourg recently came out with a new book, Fair Isle Tunisian Crochet. It’s full of awesome Tunisian patterns with that beautiful fair isle colorwork look. Brenda Bourg is a knit and crochet designer, as well as a writer, teacher and editor. Her designs have …

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Coming Soon: Ask Lindsey

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter.   Coming Soon! Feeling lost with your project? Have a knitting conundrum or a crochet question? Wish you could just ask an expert and get help? Now you can. Ask Lindsey will be a weekly crochet and knit Q&A with Lindsey Stephens. Think Dear Abby meets Car Talk for stitchers. Send your questions to Lindsey at support@thelindseylife.com

National Crochet Month and a Giveaway

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Happy National Crafting and Crochet Month! I’m so happy to be participating in the Crochetville Blog Tour! The theme is travel, and while I haven’t been able to go on a real life trip this month, I’d thought I’d take you on a small tour of my little corner of the internet. First Stop: Crochet and Knitting Patterns Did you know that I’m a designer? While I do have patterns …

What There Is To Learn About Seaming Crochet

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. This is a preview of what you’ll learn in my online class Seaming Crochet.

Flashing my Crochet Stitch Dictionary Stash

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I’ve been talking with friend, client, and fellow Craftsy instructor Beth Graham lately about crochet stitch dictionaries. These books are any designer’s best friends for ideas and inspiration. If you like to make your own designs, or think you might want to, try adding one to your crochet library. Beth asked what crochet stitch dictionaries I use and love, so I’m listing them here: Left: The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch …

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National Craft Month – Win for Charity

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter.   March is National Craft Month and that means we’ve got a lot to celebrate! Later this month, on the 28th, I’ll be doing a special giveaway in conjunction with Crochetville’s National Crochet Month Blog tour. In the mean time, I have some other exciting news: Starting today, use this link to shop my online Craftsy class and you’ll be automatically entered to win $1000 for the craft-focused charity of …