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How to Read Crochet Abbreviations

Most crochet and knitting patterns use abbreviations. Crochet and knitting abbreviations are a convention that has been used for many years and are fairly standardized among designers and publishers. Abbreviations make patterns easy to...

A pair of hands wearing crocheted finger-less mitts holds a red maple leaf.

Free Crochet Pattern – Solstice Fingerless Mitts

These super simple and chunky finger-less mitts are perfect for a chilly day full of fun. Whether you call them wrist warmers, hand warmers, or texting gloves, this is an enjoyable and quick project...

Best Gifts for Crocheters

I always love getting crafty gifts. Crochet related gifts are a great choice for the crocheter on your holiday list. Yarn, books, and tools make fabulous presents for any crocheter, no matter what their...

Great Crochet and Fiber Arts Podcasts

  I listen to people crocheting on the radio. Or, to be more specific, to experts and enthusiasts talking about crochet in podcasts via various streaming services (although sometimes I do literally listen through...

Solstice Hat: Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet hat pattern is perfect for beginners. Using half double crochet stitches, create a warm and stylish winter hat that is flattering on men or women. This hat is worked side to...

Is Crochet Easy?

Is crochet easy to learn? Crochet may be difficult at first, but it is very achievable for almost everyone to learn the basics of crochet and to create simple projects. Crochet is a teachable...

The Crochet Street Canopy of Malaga, Spain

In Malaga, Spain, Eva Pacheco and her crochet students have created a shade canopy for a local street. The canopy is made of various blocks of colorful crochet stitched together and hung over a...

Find Time for Crochet

We all have busy lives. Being creative is one of the ways we recharge ourselves and foster personal growth. Making time for crochet or any other creative outlet is an important part of a...

Crochet hooks

Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Hooks

In-line or Tapered? Crochet hooks come in two basic designs: inline and tapered. In order to spot the differences between the two, it helps to know the basic anatomy of a crochet hook. Anatomy...