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Crochet Abbreviation Uk and USA terms

Posted by Rita Gouveia Baptista Alves on

Crochet Abbreviation Uk and USA terms

Crochet abbreviations are one of the first topics which we teach at The Crafty Rock crochet classes. The crochet abbreviations are normally found at  the beginning of a pattern, or in the front or back of a crochet pattern book. The most fundamental point is to understand if your pattern is written in British English crochet terms (UK) or American English crochet terms (USA).  One would like to believe that the terms used for crochet would be the same in British English or American English, but this is not the case and to “translate” them you can use the table...

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How to make an invisible join in your knit or crochet piece

Posted by Brenda Leary on

How to make an invisible join in your knit or crochet piece

There’s nothing as annoying as running out of wool in the middle of a row. Personally I hate to see knots used to join, almost as much as I hate stitching in ends! I found this method of joining without having to do either a few years ago. It’s easy to do and can be done at any point in your work. Try it and maybe you’ll be converted . It’s called the Russian join.

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Handmade with Love

Posted by Rita Alves on

Handmade with Love
Handcrafting can help cheer us up in difficult times.

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