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What Happens When Using a Smaller Crochet Hook?

Choosing a crochet hook for your project can be confusing. There are so many sizes to choose from! Maybe your pattern specifies a certain size of crochet hook and you only have a smaller one. Or, maybe you just want to experiment with a smaller hook. What should you expect? What happens when you use …

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Are Wooden Crochet Hooks Better? Pros+Cons You Need to Know

Crochet hooks seem simple on the surface, but any beginning crocheter knows they get complicated really fast.  What size do you need? What brand? And, importantly, do you choose metal, plastic, or wood?  In this post we’re going to dive into everything you need to know about wooden crochet hooks so that you can decide …

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How to Crochet Without Looking (The Fast and Easy Way)

Crocheting is one of those relaxing activities that we imagine doing while we watch TV, chat with friends, or even read a book. Keeping our hands busy while our minds are focused elsewhere. That said, this relaxing bliss requires an important skill – being able to crochet without looking at it. To crochet without looking …

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Why are Crochet Blankets so Warm? Staying Cozy with Crochet

There are beautiful blankets made with crochet. Blankets pierced together with granny squares; blankets made with fluffy yarn and airy stitches; blankets made with thick yarn and dense stitches – there are so many possibilities! But are crochet blankets warm? Can they be too warm? Crochet blankets are warm because air works as a great …

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How to Make Crochet Hooks Glide More Easily

You sit down for a relaxing crochet session and you feel like your hook is getting caught on every stitch. Instead of your yarn gliding nicely through your yarn, you feel like you’re fighting for it to move under, over, and around your crochet hook. To make your crochet hooks glide more easily, start by …

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Key Parts of a Crochet Hook: What Artists Need to Know!

Crochet hooks have a unique design. This unique design isn’t simply aesthetic or random, it actually plays a very important role in how the crochet hook works and functions. There are 5 main parts of a crochet hook, including the head, throat, shaft, grip, and handle. Within the head, there is a mouth and lip …

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How Long Does it Take to Learn How to Crochet as a Beginner?

If you have a goal to learn crochet, it might seem like an overwhelming task. How do you make all of those stitches that eventually turn into a hat, scarf, pillow, or even a cute amigurumi toy? Learning to crochet might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. It doesn’t take long to learn …

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Crochet vs. Macrame: Key Differences You Need to Know

Crochet and macrame are easily confused with each other but, in reality, they’re actually very different types of textile art. Knowing the ins and outs of crochet vs. macrame can open up a world of arts and crafts opportunities. The biggest difference between crochet and macrame is that crochet stitches are made with a hook …

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Is Crocheting Hard? 4 Things to Keep in Mind

Crochting for the first time can feel so slow and awkward. Each stitch feels burdensome and it’s easy to get discouraged, wondering how you’d ever be able to make enough stitches for an entire project.  Crocheting is hard, especially when first getting started. It takes time and practice to develop the fine motor coordination and …

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