Fleegle Heel Based on Shoe Size, Child Size Patterns, and My Grandma’s Cast-On

Marcel baby hat 5 stars front crop 123121 square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Cast-Ons, Heels, New Patterns, News, Socks / December 31, 2021 / 3 Comments

How to knit a Fleegle Heel toe-up sock using just shoe size, new child’s sizes for many popular KnitFreedom patterns, and a new, easy cast-on video for KnitFreedom members: “My Grandma’s Cast-On.” Plus, left-handed knitters get mirror-image videos!

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Crochet Class Is Here – Enter to Win 6 Fabulous Furls Crochet Hooks

Crochet cover square crop 12 7 21By Liat Gat - Founder / Crochet, News / December 7, 2021 / 10 Comments

Our new Crochet class is here! Get the class or KnitFreedom membership this week and qualify to win 6 fabulous crochet hooks or crochet hook sets from Furls crochet. Ends Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021.

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Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Habitat Cardigan by Jess Coppom 11 30 21By Liat Gat - Founder / Crochet / November 30, 2021 / 16 Comments

To make sure you have a great place to start once you learn to crochet, here are 12 simple crochet patterns suitable for beginners that we handpicked for you to practice your crochet skills.

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Introduction to the Art of Crochet

It's time to crochet!By Liat Gat - Founder / Crochet / November 29, 2021 / 15 Comments

What is crochet all about? What is it good for? How is it different than knitting? Learn the answers to all this, plus what makes crochet such a fun craft today.

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Portuguese Knitting, Reinforcing Socks, and More

Portuguese Knitting book and yarn and coffeeBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / November 27, 2021 / 22 Comments

I tried Portuguese knitting over the Thanksgiving weekend and it was quite a treat. After figuring out the setup and movements I was rewarded with relaxing, effortless stitches and a sense of calm. I can’t wait to make you a video class to show you how to do it!

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Recommended Crochet Hooks

Alpha Series Crochet Hooks furls 11 19 21 square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Crochet / November 22, 2021 / 15 Comments

Crochet hooks can be made of plastic, resin, metal, or wood. They can be incredibly high-quality or mass-produced to deliver you the lowest price. Here are our recommendations for crochet hooks for every level and budget.

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Recommended Yarns for Crochet

Rowan Softyak DKBy Liat Gat - Founder / Crochet / November 17, 2021 / 6 Comments

Cotton yarns are a great choice for crochet, as they are structural, machine-washable, and great for warm weather. The following are my top recommendations for crochet yarns in a variety of weights, with links to buy. Happy shopping!

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Crochet Hook Sizes and Yarn Weights

Crochet hook and malabrigo yarnBy Liat Gat - Founder / Crochet / November 4, 2021 / 46 Comments

The first thing you’ll need when starting to crochet is a hook. But how do you know what size hook to grab depending on the yarn you have at hand? Here is a clear chart with the information you need to visually choose a crochet hook for any weight of yarn.

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October 2021 News

Ladder Back Jacquard swatch - frontBy Liat Gat - Founder / News / October 29, 2021 / 31 Comments

This winter I’m planning on creating a Crochet class for KnitFreedom, publishing new sizes and weights for our Faux Heel Flap socks, working on a Ladder-Back Jacquard tutorial, and studying Portuguese Knitting.

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These Photographic Double-Knits Will Blow Your Mind

Deb Dav double knit Jesse and Mabe square cropBy Liat Gat - Founder / Charts / September 6, 2021 / 6 Comments

These incredible full-sized double-knit blankets were created by amazing knitter and KnitFreedom student Deb Dav. Inspired? You can learn to double knit like a pro in our upcoming Charts Demystified video class.

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