How to Write Crochet: How many repeats on a Square?

Today, on tips from a tech editor, we’re talking about those pesky repeats on a granny square. You’d think it’s pretty straightforward, right? 4 sides. Tell them what to do, repeat 3 times, boom, you’re back where you started. But are you? It really all depends on where you start stitching and where you start […]

How to NOT grade your graded pattern

This is rather a cheat, I know. But there is a way that you can avoid much of the stress and pain of grading your crochet or knit item. You will still have to do some of the work that’s described in A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet, but you won’t have to work out […]

Hardanger Tutorial

Completely off track from crochet or tech editing, watch to learn how to do one of many types of thread embroidery. This is Hardanger. It is simple yet creative, geometric and beautiful. You can create any number of designs. I’ll show you just a little of the basics. Check out my tutorial video on the […]

A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet

Does the idea of grading a pattern seem scary? Are you completely mystified by the concept? Do you want to create more designs and allow people of multiple sizes to use them, but you don’t know where to start? A Simple Guide to Grading Crochet is for you! I wrote this book after hearing from […]

Why you need Darn Good Yarn subscription box!

For days like today: Go here to my Instagram or Facebook page to see my reveal video. Our water is turned off for the house. There is a leak in the box underground near the street. We filled up several pitchers, cups and containers, and a tub, before the city shut it off. But no […]

Earthday + yarn = Darn Good Yarn

Darn Good Yarn is the epitome of Earth day for me. This post contains affiliate links. I love yarn. Darn Good Yarn gives jobs to women in India and other countries where they otherwise might not have a job. What are these women doing? They are spinning scraps of sari silk into yarn. WOOHOO! I […]

How to wind yarn with a swift

I finally have a yarn swift! I’ve been hand winding hanks of yarn for the last few years. In reality, it has limited my purchase of more specialty yarns simply because I had to hand wind it. Now I can wind my yarn with a swift and a ball winder and I’m so excited!! If […]

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