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How to Write Crochet Patterns to Make Money Online

If you love to crochet and you are looking for a way to make money online, you should consider the idea of designing your own crochet patterns. While many people sell their crochet work online, not everyone can design their own patterns, which makes the competition less stiff. If you’ve got an eye for designing and often find yourself writing up your own patterns for personal use, consider the idea of selling them as a way to make money off of crochet. If you’d like to know more about what it takes to sell your patterns online, continue reading. You’ll get advice on how to figure out if you’ve got what it takes, and if you do, you’ll be able to get advice on the next step. Find Out What it Takes to Design Crochet Patterns Do you often … [Read More...]

Camel Crochet

Camel Crochet: A Crochet Sensation that Swept the World

Camel crochet is a name that was given to a certain crochet technique back in the 1990’s by author and crochet designer Naka Pillman. Unfortunately, since the term was trademarked, the idea died out when she stopped publishing books and patterns. It’s a shame, too, because so many crocheters strive to come up with a design that looks knitted and are unable to. With this technique, your work comes out looking like knitted stockinette stitch, and doesn’t even skimp on the stretchiness! If you’d like to learn more about this crochet technique, read on. It’s a great technique to experiment with, and creates a unique design concept that many crocheters have tried to figure out with no luck. All About Camel Crochet Camel crochet, which was … [Read More...]

Crochet Edge

How to Create Beautiful Crochet Edges

Crochet edges can make all the difference in your next crochet project. These edges are particularly popular among blankets, which makes sense. After all, why put all of that time and effort into lovingly creating a blanket and then leave the edges plain? Adding an edge can make the difference between homemade and heirloom quality crochet. Be sure that you take the time and effort to complete your next project and make it heirloom quality. If you’re unsure how to edge your work, read on for some inspiration at every skill level. Beginner Crochet Edges If you’re still a beginner at crocheting, don’t be intimidated by the idea of adding a border to your work. While there are plenty of lacy, intricate borders that you can add to crochet … [Read More...]

Online Crochet Tutorials

Where to Find Online Crochet Tutorials

Whether you are looking for beginning crochet tutorials or a video for how to make an advanced crochet stitch, online crochet tutorials are a great place to start looking. For many years, I couldn’t figure out how to advance my crochet skills beyond the basic single crochet and chain, and became frustrated by my inability to learn anything more complicated. Then, the Internet became popular, and so did websites such as YouTube. With the ability to see the stitches in action, I was able to finally figure out what I was doing wrong and begin my journey in learning to crochet. If you’re looking for some great places to find online crochet tutorials, read on to see my list of favorites. Favorite Crochet Websites There are innumerable … [Read More...]

Entrelac Crochet

Everything You Need to Know About Entrelac Crochet

Entrelac crochet is a more uncommon form of crochet that creates a diamond pattern within your work. It was originally used only for knitting, but with the knowledge of some basic Tunsian crochet stitches, you can make this same look with a crochet hook rather than knitting needles. If you want to make a unique, colorful pattern for your next crochet project, try out a simple entrelac crochet tutorial, which you can find at the end of this article. You’ll probably find yourself hooked on the technique and find yourself surrounded by small crocheted diamonds in no time! All About Entrelac Crochet Entrelac crochet is a way of creating a project using rows of diamonds. It is a stunning look on everything from blankets to potholders or … [Read More...]

Crochet Granny Squares

How to Crochet Granny Squares

Granny squares are one of the most common forms of crochet around. Everywhere you look, you’ll find hints of them in crochet. These aren’t your Granny’s squares, though. Today, you can find them in bright color combinations and used in ways that are innovative and unique. If you don’t know how to crochet granny squares, you’re missing out. Not only are these a fun project to make, but they are also very easy once you see a pattern. Read on and then try them out yourself. You’ll probably find yourself hooked! Granny Square Tutorial While there are many different kinds of granny squares you can try, there is one that is the most basic form. This square is so basic that you could even make this as one of your first projects and it would … [Read More...]

Catherine’s Wheel Crochet Stitch

All You Need to Know About Bavarian Crochet

I came across an interesting crochet term today, called Bavarian Crochet, and was once again amazed at the nearly limitless stitch combinations that can be created using crochet. While this stitch combination is still rather new, it has been gaining in popularity over the last few years. It’s easy to see why, too. The beautiful textures and color gradients created by this stitch combination result in a stunning piece of work that is sure to impress even fellow crocheters! If you’ve never tried this technique, it is worth checking out, because as it turns out, this stitch is not nearly as complicated as it looks. What is Bavarian Crochet? Bavarian crochet is a fairly new term for an antique circular crochet motif that is worked in two … [Read More...]

Crochet Ideas

New Crochet Ideas for the Burned Out Crocheter

As a crochet designer, I know how easy it can be to get burned out on the craft. Usually, finding some new crochet ideas will get me excited and help me get motivated to create again. If you’re the same way, you know how hard it can be to make money from crochet when you don’t have any new and exciting ideas. Unfortunately, if you’re selling your work, you can’t afford to just take a break most of the time. That’s where some of these ideas can really help out. Next time you find yourself in a crochet rut, try some of these new ideas to get you excited again. One-Skein Crochet Ideas Sometimes all you need to get inspired again is a quick project that takes one skein of yarn or less. For those times, here are some great crochet ideas … [Read More...]

Crochet Swimwear

Jump into Summer Fashions with a Crochet Bikini!

This summer, instead of getting a basic swimsuit at a big box store, why not show off your crochet skills with a crochet bikini? By doing so, you’ll have a completely unique and original swimsuit that’s bound to stand out at the beach or pool. Crochet-wear has grown in popularity in the last few years, and the trend has not missed swimsuits. Everyone these days craves that homemade look, and with a bikini, you can make that look sexy. If you love the look of crochet, you can now wear yours in the form of a bikini so that you’re in style in the pool, lounging at a spa, or tanning at the beach. Crochet Swimwear: The Latest in Crochet Fashion We can all admit that a crochet bikini may not be the best choice for everyone, but for … [Read More...]

Crochet Swimsuits

Try Your Hand at Making Crochet Swimsuits

For years now, crochet swimsuits have been big in the fashion industry. It’s no wonder why, either. Crochet detailing and crochet garments have gradually been gaining popularity and the next logical step is to bring crochet into swimwear. Many big name stores are now carrying these swimsuits and bikinis for upwards of $100 each, but if you already know how to crochet, you’ve got an advantage over the general public! Not only can you be fashionable at the pool or beach this summer, but also you can wear something that is totally unique, since you can make it yourself. How to Make a Crochet Swimsuit Making your own crochet swimwear is a great way to ensure that your summer swimwear is completely original. In addition, if you are a … [Read More...]