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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Crochet Site! These are the top ten articles that your Crochet Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Unfound and Disappearing Patterns
If you’re wondering what has happened to a specific pattern that you've always been able to find here at the crochet site but not anymore, please read this article.
2. The Craft Yarn Council of America
Uniformity and conformity in the world of yarn crafts - now that's something all crocheters and knitters can use. The Craft Yarn Council of America's guidelines and standards do just that. Find out more about the organization and what the standards can do for you.
3. The Turning Chain and Starting a New Row
What is a turning chain and do you really need one? Learn how to turn your crochet work and start a new row by using a turning chain or by using an alternative stitch without making a turning chain.
All crochet projects start with a foundation of some kind. There are several different ways to build the foundation. This article discusses the most common methods.
5. How to Properly Store and Care for Crochet Items
Whether you plan to wear, display, or put away your crochet, properly storing and caring for a finished project will keep it in good condition and beautiful for years to come.
6. How to Read a Yarn Label
Reading a yarn label might sound like a simple task, but if you aren't familiar with the symbols and format it can feel like you’re trying to read a foreign language. Here’s how to make sense of what’s on that label.
7. How to Reuse and Recycle Yarn
Unraveling a knit or crochet item and reusing or recycling the yarn is an old and common practice. Here's why you might want to do it and how to do it.
8. Crochet Gauge or Tension Swatch FAQ
Frequently asked questions for understanding the meaning of gauge and the importance of tension as it relates to crochet and the correct sizing of finished projects.
9. How to Make Hairpin Lace
Hairpin lace crochet looks intricate and difficult but it's not. Here's a step by step tutorial on how to make a hairpin lace strip and join it to other hairpin strips to make beautiful projects.
10. Vintage Crochet Patterns
Vintage crochet patterns, crochet abbreviations, crochet rag rugs
Be sure to visit the Crochet Archives for all the articles!
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