Abbreviations in Crochet

Abbreviations are great. They help us to write more quickly without causing eye strain to our readers. Abbreviations can help convey complex crochet moves in a concise way. But, too many abbreviations can get repetitive and annoying. The biggest and best abbreviation advice I can pass on (and it did not originate with me) is: […]

Letter to the Yarn Community

Yesterday, I sent this letter to my newsletter. Today is the Feast of All Souls and truly Election-Eve. I implore everyone in the yarn community of the United States to read, breathe, contemplate, and seriously consider being kind to your audience because if they are a representation of the American populace, half of them are […]

Furls Blog Hop Glass Cozy

I was so excited when Furls launched their worsted weight yarn! The original Whims Merino DK is awesome, but it’s so fulfilling to work something up faster with bigger yarn. Be sure to check out all the other great patterns and designers in the Furls Blog Hop right here. Standard affiliate notice: Links in this […]

2019 A Year in Review & Looking Forward

What happened to January?? I’ll tell you what, you guys knocked it out of the park!!! January had a total of 66 patterns edited plus an ebook with 7 more patterns! What follows with the rest of this blog post is a rehash of what my brain was doing in the first week or so […]

How to Write Crochet: Yarn Description

Yarn, thread, roving, hemp, cording, ribbon…there are several materials we use for crochet. When your reader finds your pattern, it is usually because your photo was so awesome that the reader thought, “I want to make that!” Which means they want to know exactly what you used in your photographed item. The yarn description in […]

Life of a Crochet Mom

October 2019 I have 5 kids and I love all my kids.  I was actually a little sad when 4 of them started school in August because I had become accustomed to all of them being at home all day.  But now, as soon as they have a holiday and all of them are at […]

How to Write Stitch Counts

Today, we’re going to discuss Stitch Counts. How and when to report them and different methods you can choose. [If you want to see a video of me summarizing this post, skip to the end.] What is Stitch Count? What is a stitch count? It is a summation of what was instructed in a line […]

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 […]

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