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Crochet Tips & Tricks

Shortcuts and Techniques Every Crocheter Should Know by Lily Chin - Published 2009 Affiliate Link to Amazon

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BREAD TAB AS STITCH MARKER

Do you need a marker when knitting or crocheting? You can use a bread tag as a marker. Needlepointers.com

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CHAIN STITCH TIP

Do you lose count of your foundation chain stitches? Do you continue to count and recount? Here is a helpful hint on how to keep track of the number of chain stitches.

CROCHET

If you frequently lose your place on the crochet pattern, copy the pattern and check off or cross-out the instructions as they are completed. Needlepointers.com

CROCHET HOOKS

Store crochet hooks in travel toothbrush holders. Free Craft Unlimited

CROCHET TIP

When working with a pattern where size changes are given in parentheses, circle or highlight all of the changes for the size you are making before you start the article. Crochet 'N' More

CROCHET TIPS

Weave in all ends as you go along. It'll be so much better for you because when you're done - you're done. Hooks and Yarns

CROCHETING

Crochet hooks come in standardized sizes, but what size they are called will depend upon what country they came from and what they are made of. Crocheting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti copyright 1988

CROCHETING

Check the gauge by preparing a gauge swatch. Use whatever size hook will get the correct gauge. If your gauge isn't right, don't start the project. The results will most certainly disappoint you. Crocheting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti copyright 1988

CROCHETING

While crocheting is your ball of thread rolling all around? Place the roll of thread in a soup dish and it will be more managable. Needlepointer.com

CROCHETING

To keep your yarn from twisting, change the way you turn your work after you've completed each row - for example, turn your work clockwise after each even numbered row and turn it counterclockwise after each odd numbered row. Craft Designs for You

CROCHETING

To hide the chain stitch ends, weave your thread through several chain stitches in one direction. Skip a stitch and weave back in the opposite direction. Crocet Memories

CROCHETING

When making a long foundation chain, place a safety pin in after a designated number of stitches to keep count easily. Crochet Memories

CROCHETING

Use 2 strands of sport yarn held together will replace one strand of 4-ply. Crochet Cache

CROCHETING

Keep a small container of Baby Wipes close to your work site to wipe your hands periodically while crocheting. Crochet Cache

CROCHETING

Using an iron on crocheted pieces is not a good idea. Instead, wash and pin piece out to desired shape or pin out to desired shape and spray with spray starch. Maggie's Crochet

CROCHETING

Use left over scraps of yarn for stuffing crocheted toys. This really helps when you can see the stuffing through the stitches. If the yarn scrap stuffing matches the stitches you are not likely to see it. Maggie's Crochet

CROCHETING

Asterisks * this means to work the instructions following the * as many times as specified. Margaret's Crochet Tips

CROCHETING - END OFF

To end off correctly after the last stitch is complete, pull up a loop, clip the thread/yarn and pull the end through the loop. Cinch down tightly but not to the point of "puckering" your finish. With tapestry needle weave through the base of stitches in the last round/row, weaving through the stitches, splitting the fibers if possible. Crochet Memories

CROCHETING - Make Cheat Sheet

If you grow weary of reading all the "fine print" in the pattern instructions, such as joining, re-write the basic concept on index cards and attach to the pattern. Crochet Memories

CROCHETING WITH TWINE

Want to crochet with twine without having to worry about epic yarn burns and sore fingers? No problem! Just wrap a piece of scotch tape around any finger that feels too much twine-related friction, then keep on hookin’. The Zen of Making

EMBELLISHMENTS

Before sewing buttons, flowers or any kind of trim onto your crochet project - glue it down lightly with fabric glue first. It will be so much easier. Hooks and Yarns

INTERESTING QUOTE:

Your hands are the instruments that make the music of crochet. Your mind is the conductor of the orchestra. From Crocheting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti, Copyright 1988

MARKERS - CROCHET MARKERS

When a pattern calls for placing a marker to keep track of where you do certain stitches or end a round or a row you can use a scrap piece of yarn in contrasting color if you don't have one of the plastic split ring markers on hand. Crochet N More

PATTERN - KEEPING TRACK OF PLACE

When crocheting from instructions, use a post-it-note to keep your place. Just stick it down on the line you are on, and as you progress, just unstick it and place it on the next line, etc. Crochet N More

PROJECT - FINISHING TIP

When you fasten off a project, weave the ends back through with a yarn needle instead of a hook. This makes the ends more secure in your project and it's less of a chance that the ends to unravel. Crochet N More

YARN

To keep your ball of yarn from rolling away from you - place the ball into an over-sized soup mug or a clean, recycled ceramic flower pot. Hooks and Yarns

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YARN HOLDER

Learn how to keep yarn from rolling away by putting it in a bowl. This also helps keep yarn clean. Watch video. Needlepointers.com

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YARN HOLDER

Turn an ordinary oatmeal canister into a yarn holder. No more tangled yarn.

YARN SCRAPS

Use left over scraps of yarn for stuffing crocheted toys. This really helps when you can see the stuffing through the stitches. Maggie's Crochet

YARN THREADER

To thread yarn through a tapestry needle, use about a 2 inch piece of easy-curl ribbon as a needle threader. Crochet Pattern Central

YARN TIP

Be careful when winding yarn into a ball... pulling the yarn will stretch it making the strand thinner than that in a new skein. Crochet 'N' More

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