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Crochet Hooks & Yarn

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Getting Hooked on Crocheting

Your crochet hook is the single most important tool you use when crocheting. To understand how it works, you need to know a bit about how it's made. This article explains, in detail, everything you need [more…]

Unraveling a Yarn Label

Whether packaged in a neat little ball, a long, log-like pull-skein, or a twisted skein or hank, all yarns come with a label that gives you valuable information about the yarn. All the information you [more…]

Looking at Yarn from the Inside Out

Yarns are made up of a wide variety of materials, ranging from synthetics such as acrylic, rayon, and nylon, to natural fibers including various wools, cottons, and silks. Plus, you can find numerous combinations [more…]

Keep Your Crochet Hooks in Tiptop Shape

Over time, you'll build up quite a collection of hooks. And although hooks aren't expensive, you don't want to have to run out and buy the same hook over and over again because you damaged or lost the [more…]

Anatomy of a Crochet Hook

Even though you may think a crochet hook is nothing more than a straight stick with a hook on one end, crochet hooks actually have five distinct and necessary parts. Each part of the hook performs a specific [more…]

How to Hold a Crochet Hook

Even though you crochet with only one hook, both hands are busy the whole time. Your dominant hand holds the crochet hook, and your other hand holds the yarn. [more…]

How to Start the Yarn on a Crochet Hook

Knowing how to start the yarn on a crochet hook is your first step to crocheting. To start the yarn on a crochet hook, you first wrap the yarn around your yarn hand and then create a slip knot on your [more…]

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