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Tips & Techniques

How to Count the Number of Stitches in a Round (crochet)

When you crochet in the round, it can be tricky to count your stitches. But counting is important to make sure that you're ...

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How to Dye a Rainbow Gradient Yarn (using a sock blank!)

Today I'm going to show you how I dyed this beautiful skein of yarn: I've talked about how to dye a gradient before, but ...

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Have you tried these ways of making yarn?

Of course you can go to the store and purchase a skein of yarn. But you can also make the yarn yourself! Some of ...

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What is a steel crochet hook?

You've probably heard someone mention a 'steel crochet hook'. Are you a bit confused about what that means? Fear not! I'll help you out! Steel ...

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How to sc3tog

sc3tog: single crochet 3 stitches together Sc3tog is a decrease over 3 stitches, and it's one that I find myself using a lot, recently! ...

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5 Tips for being a good student (and get the most out of class!)

I love teaching. And I truly believe that anyone can learn to knit or crochet. My own sweetie learned to crochet a duck ...

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Which eyes should I use for Amigurumi?

I love crocheting stuffed animals. And do you know my favorite part? Putting the eyes in! It's when the animal comes to life! Eyes ...

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5 Tips for Getting Accurate Row Gauge

Every knitting and crochet pattern specifies a gauge. Frequently written in terms of a square, it tells you how many stitches and rows ...

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How to Count Rows in Garter Stitch

I love knitting garter stitch. 'Garter stitch' is what it's called when you knit every row, turning your work after each row. How do ...

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Dye yarn with Wilton Icing Dye!

Did you know that you can dye your yarn using Wilton Icing Dyes? You already know I'm a huge fan of dyeing with Kool ...

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