Crocheting in the 1840’s

No pictures, No YouTube, No Internet. How did they Crochet then? This is one of the oldest American booklets with crocheting patterns – interesting insights on clothing and color tastes of the 1840’s. It is a 63 page PDF of crochet patterns

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A Crocheted Rug for the Fall

Fall is Approaching and this is a good Crocheted Rug Project. This pattern says that the rug is a 2×3, but some of the crocheters that have made this come out at about 1 1/2 by 3. This is an easy crochet

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Tips for Beginners and Five Common Crochet Mistakes

Some good tips on Crochet Mistakes. She goes over some mistakes that a beginner may make like only crocheting the front loops. I also liked her ones on why is my project so wide and the opposite one of why is it

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How to crochet an i-cord

How to Crochet a i-cord from PlanetJune. This is a nice little tutorial and video from June. She has some updates to this on her site and also about making an i-cord for edging on a blanket. Have you ever tried to

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How To Bake Edible Crochet Cookies

I never stopped laughing through this video with Diva Dan and Mikey. By the end of this, I realized that they may not be the best cookie makers.  They were experimenting with some dough and it did not turn our quite right.

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Free Broomstick Lace Crochet Patterns

The Broomstick lace can seem difficult. Once you learn the technique, it is fairly easy. Not all of the patterns are free, but you should be able to find something here that excites you. I liked the fingerless gloves.  Our climate here,

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Nice Crochet Rope Basket

Semi-Easy Crochet Rope Basket. They are always hand to have and they are relatively easy to make. Once you do you first one, then it opens the world to new possibilities. Baskets are such a useful accessory to have at home, as

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Crochet Finish Technique

A technique for making your project look more finished. Some great techniques to give you project that professional look. Many crochet items appear unfinished due to the uneven look of the sides. There are little “bulges” and “indents” that just don’t look

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How to Choose the Best Crochet Hook Sizes

Having the correct hook can mean the difference between loving or hating the project. We used to use any crochet hook we could find whether it was from Wal-Mart or our local Department Store. One day, I brought home a set of

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Make your Own Hook Holder

A Crochet Hook Holder made my You. This is a great video about 17 minutes long on how to make you own hook holder. You can also download the written pattern from this page. So if you are interested, make sure you

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