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How to Make Solid Granny Squares

How to Make Solid Granny Squares

Granny squares are fun to make and once you have mastered the basics you can make them as big as you like and have fun with different colour combinations. I’m using Deramores Studio DK and a 4½ mm crochet hook.  Here’s how to get started. First, here is a traditional granny square. Begin by making 4ch, join with a slip stitch to form a ring. Work a slip stitch into this ring.   For the first round, start by working 5ch (this counts as 1tr and 2ch), then work (3tr, 2ch) 3 times into the ring. End the round by...

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Why Not Knit or Crochet Something This Valentines

Why Not Knit or Crochet Something This Valentines

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, considering how to show your love for one another, or what to gift an individual can be challenging. Don't worry, we have got you covered with our knitting and crochet gifts. There is truly no better gift than something homemade, filled with passion, love and care.  Here are some ideas, but stay tuned, our new Valentine’s Day launch is coming soon... 5) Love Heart - Knit Give the gift of love with this adorable knitted love heart, perfect for someone to cherish. 4) Hearts - Crochet This simple crochet project is ideal to practice your crochet...

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New Projects for 2021

New Projects for 2021

Not sure how to keep busy in your spare time? We've got you covered with our beautiful knitting and crochet projects.

In this article we will share some new projects you can begin, to really emerge yourself into the mindfulness of craft.

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The Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting with Natural Fibres

The Benefits of Knitting and Crocheting with Natural Fibres

There are many benefits to crafting with natural fibres, find out why in this article. What is natural fibre yarn? Natural fibre yarn is produced by plants, animals or geological processes. What are the main benefits of natural fibres? The main advantage of using natural fibre yarn is that it is biodegradable and eco-friendly as the yarn does not containing plastic, unlike acrylic yarn. This means that natural fibre yarn will decompose down after time and will reduce wastage in landfills, that acrylic yarn creates. Natural fibre yarn is made from a sustainable resource, this could be from an animal-based fibre or a...

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How to Measure your Tension, or Gauge

How to Measure your Tension, or Gauge

At the beginning of a knitting pattern is a piece of information called the tension, or gauge. It is important that your tension is correct, otherwise the item you are making will be the wrong size and you can end up using more or less yarn than you should. To ensure a good finish always knit a tension square before you start working on a new project. This is how to measure your tension on a piece of knitting. This is a piece I have worked in stocking stitch using Deramores Studio Baby Soft DK. You can see that each...

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