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Exploring Our Differences: UK vs. US

Exploring Our Differences: UK vs. US

Our guest blogger, Kathryn Senior, is back and this time, she’s going to explain the differences between UK and US crochet terminology in this refreshing read… Exploring our differences: UK and US crochet terms Whether you are starting out in crochet or an old hand, chances are that you’ve been confused by the difference between UK terms and US terms used in patterns, blogs and tutorials. Here we’re going to concentrate on the differences between English-speaking nations. This guide should give you a good overview of both sets of terms to keep you happy and content in your hooky adventures....

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Erika Knight: Studio Linen

Range Reviews

Erika Knight: Studio Linen

A durable, soft and lustrous yarn perfect for your summer wardrobe.   Erika Knight’s latest range Studio Linen is host to eight essential shades excellent for summer garments. The 100% linen yarn boasts delicate drape and is cool to the touch crafting beautiful garments in either knit or crochet. This luxurious yarn naturally softens with wear and washing, meaning Studio Linen creates garments that will get better with age. Erika stands by the importance of treading lightly on the earth and her latest range comes from an ancient, sustainable, natural fibre spun from the eco-friendly flax plant. Erika combines her...

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Crochet Symbols

Tutorials

Crochet Symbols

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of the fabric, or in the technical skills needed to make it, but in the way the written patterns work as well. Let’s face it, crochet patterns can be LONG! Not only does the designer have to tell you which stitch...

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Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Three

Tutorials

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Three

It’s the third and final instalment of Crafternoon Treats' how to crochet the perfect sock tutorial. Welcome to Part Three of the perfect fit crochet sock tutorial. This is where we got up to last time… you have turned your sock heel and have completed the gusset decreases and you are now in the home straight.  If you missed the previous tutorials you can find Part One here and Part Two here, plus find the complete sock pattern here. Yarn used in this tutorial is a 4ply sock yarn. All that remains is the foot section and the toe – easy peasy! And then finishing your socks...

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Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Two

Tutorials

Crafternoon Treats: Perfect Fit Crochet Socks Part Two

Kathryn Senior of Crafternoon Treats is back with Part Two of her fabulous Perfect Fit Crochet Socks tutorial. Get your hooks at the ready and read more here... The first part of your sock should have caused you little grief. If you missed the first tutorial you can find it here and the full sock pattern here.  It used only basic crochet stitches and techniques, perhaps just in a new way for you.  Yarn used for this tutorial is a 4ply sock yarn. We’re now ready to turn the heel of the sock using crochet short rows and then form the gusset using decreases. This...

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