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 […]

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 […]

How to Crochet Thin-Thick Art Yarn

HOW DO I USE THIS???  Let me help you in this explanation for using thin-thick yarns.  Also good for pompom yarn, thick slubby yarn, anything that goes from extremely thin to having thick blobs of yarn. I love art yarns.  I’m attracted to them for some reason.  I just love how interesting they look.  Then […]

CGOA Membership Drive Discount

  October is CGOA Membership month and they are offering a discount and a bunch of amazing prizes.  Click here for my personal referral link to get your membership started today! If you haven’t noticed how much I love the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), then please click back to my posts about going to […]

Tech Editors Are Guardian Angels

Basically, she’s a guardian angel for crochet designers. That’s what Pam (the messy bun lady) has to say in her latest post over at Crochetpreneur.  Not only is she recognizing tech editors and their importance, but she is speaking about me!!!  I am so honored.  Check out this great article she has that honestly tells […]

Furls for the Summer!

I just ordered 5 new Furls hooks for my birthday!!!  This post has affiliate links, but only because I absolutely L-O-V-E Furls hooks!!!  Furls Odyssey hooks are about to change price from $30 to $33 each on June 1.  Stock up now!!  Click Here for affiliate statement. When I was pregnant with my last baby, […]

Proper Project Level Definitions

UPDATE 4/27: I heard from Craft Yarn Council, Downloadable symbols are Basic, Easy, Intermediate, & Complex. In this first edition of the Tips from a Tech Editor series, learn the truth to Project Level definitions.  It’s about stitches, not skill. The article previously published by Novella titled What’s in a Skill Level? written by yours truly […]

Perfect Middle Pull from a Skein of Yarn

Finding the center of a skein of yarn can be difficult.  But following my method, you will always stitch from the center of your skein without any tension problems. Step 1:  Find the outside end of the yarn that the yarn company stuffed into one side of the skein.  Pull that out and tuck it […]

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