Getting Hooked

Although there are several different types of crochet hooks, they all have one thing in common a hook at the end. You catch and manipulate I he yarn with the head and throat, which are located at the end of your crochet hook. Behind the head is the shank, followed by a flat portion called the grip, and finally the handle.The grip is where you place your fingers to control the hook. Straight versus circular, bamboo versus plastic we all have our preference for what's nicest to use. 1 tend to...

Finishing Touches

I have to confess that my least favorite part of any project is the finishing. You would think that being so close to the end, 1 would be excited to have the piece done and that 1 would hurry through this part, but 1 don't. For me the linishing is a bit anti-climactic. As I'm making the piece, I can see it evolve and that's exciting, but once I get to the linishing, it becomes just a little tedious. Much ol the finishing process is the same whether the item is knitted or crocheted You weave in...

Baby Washcloths

Easy Knit Washcloth

Baby will certainly look forward to batbtime with these soft, colorful washcloths. Knit them on the diagonal in oh-so-simple garter stitch with a sturdy, yet soft, cotton yarn, then add a sweet little crochet trim in one ol three easy edgings. I worked mine with the same color trim as the knitted cloth, but you can have un and mix it up, if you wish. These sweet little washcloths make a perfect baby shower gift that really shows how much you care. Rowan Handknit Cotton, 100 cotton, 1.75 oz 50 g...

Crocheting the Hat Band

SET UP Using crochet hook, join yarn to cast-on edge. STARTER ROW 1 sc in lirst stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, insert hook into next 2 stitches and work 1 sc 1 decrease made repeat irom to end ol row, ch I, I urn. You now haue 60 sc. ROW 1 Work Row 1 of Crochet Pattern Stitch. ROWS 2-9 Work Rows 2 and 3 of Crochet Pattern Stitch 4 times. Draw yarn through to lasten off, and break yarn. Using yam needle, sew side seam. Weave a 6 15 cm length ol yarn through bound-off knit stitches and pull snug to...

With Leash

Keeping Fido toasty and tasteful is no problem with this fashionable granny sweater. It's worked in jewel tones in a buttery-soft suede yarn that is both elegant and sturdy. The front is knit in a simple rib stitch so that it easily slips over the head the back is made up of simple, colorful granny squares. So easy and quick you can make one for each ol your our-legged friends Small Medium 4-5 pounds 1.8-2.3 k 11 Yz 28.8 cm long including collar, turned down 16V40 cm circumference Medium Large...