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Tips for crocheting spiral granny squares

Among this year’s Commit to Knit pattern collection, we have a stunning crochet blanket that features “spiral granny squares”. We have been very excited about learning to make this new style of square but they are a little different to make, so we thought we should pass on the tips we’ve picked up. When you… Continue reading Tips for crocheting spiral granny squares

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Check out our lovely new patterns celebrating Commit to Knit month

September is all about charity knitting for us. It is this year’s Commit to Knit month when we ask knitters and crocheters to commit to making one item for crochet during the month. We know lots of you already donate your skills to crafting items for charities nationwide. There are at least 6 million people… Continue reading Check out our lovely new patterns celebrating Commit to Knit month

Patterns, Tips

Don’t be tripped up by pattern instructions – part 3

You have told us about another pattern instruction that you find difficult or confusing, so we are adding another part to this series of posts. This time we will take a look at the phrase “complete to match first side, reversing all shaping”. This is something that you are most likely to come across when… Continue reading Don’t be tripped up by pattern instructions – part 3

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Summer crochet – perfect for accessories and homewares

Are you one of those people who crochets more in summer? Some of us definitely get our hooks out more in the summer months. There are a number of reasons for this. One is that crochet goes so well with cotton or other summer yarns. There is something very satisfying about the crisp stitches in… Continue reading Summer crochet – perfect for accessories and homewares

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Good knitting on TV and in the movies

Do you wince when you see someone "acting" knitting or crochet in a TV show or movie? A needle or hook is stabbed randomly at a piece that up to that point has been beautifully produced by someone who knows what they are doing. The random stabbing is accompanied by some yarn pulling or waving,… Continue reading Good knitting on TV and in the movies

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Caring for your summer knits

At this time of year, we are more likely to turn to yarns with cotton, bamboo or linen fibres for their light airy qualities. However, the characteristics of these fibres that give the yarns these qualities can give us problems if we don’t care for them properly. The biggest issue with washing garments using these… Continue reading Caring for your summer knits