Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
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Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
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Recommended Crochet Hooks

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.

Rowan Softyak DK

Recommended Yarns for Crochet

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

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

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.

Complex Chart Key

The Problem With Charts

Even though they’re useful, charts can also seem confusing, scary, and overwhelming. In our upcoming Charts Demystified class, the challenges of charts will disappear into the pure joy of knitting.

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Chinese Waitress Cast-On and Cast-Off

Ordinary cast-ons are not reversible and don’t look great with every fabric. This tutorial teaches you how to correctly do the Chinese Waitress Cast-On so you can have a go-to stretchy, reversible cast-on that looks great on garter stitch, blankets, Brioche stitch, and more. UPDATED POST

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