Tips and tricks for designers.
As crocheters, we learn pretty quickly that every crochet stitch is irregularly shaped. Getting perfectly straight edges is challenging, even colourwork can be daunting and hiding seams is nearly impossible… or is it? No matter the crochet stitch, when working in the round your seam is likely to slant. For garments this means that you may start a seam under your arm for the body, but by the end the seam is halfway across your torso (yuck!). I have good news – it doesn’t have to be this way! In this post I have outlined multiple ways to reduce the visibility of seams and create straight seams in the round…
Welcome to week one of the crochet-a-long for the Ivy Sweater, designed by Courtney of Tinderbox! We’re so excited to have you and can’t wait to see what colours you choose. Week one of the crochet-a-long is dedicated to sourcing materials, testing gauge(!!), creating the yoke and trying out the first few rounds of surface slip stitches. Join in on the fun and prizes!
Blocking is the final step in our craft and it often gets overlooked. It sometimes seems unimportant and/or tedious and can easily get swept under the rug; however, I promise you, the difference between a blocked and unblocked project is totally worth the extra time and effort. This blog post explains why and how to block your crochet projects as well as which type of projects or fibres are suited to which type of blocking.
Welcome to the inaugural free monthly pattern at Crocheters Have More Fun! This months pattern is a top down circular yoke design meant for crocheters of all ability levels from sweater designing enthusiast Courtney (aka Tinderbox). If you’ve been waiting for the right pattern to try as your first ever sweater this is it! This sweater is written for women’s sizes XS-5XL according to the Craft Yarn Council sizing guide found here. Each month will with be featuring new, FREE crochet patterns here on the blog so please click on subscribe to stay in the loop when new patterns and helpful blog posts arrive. Follow Courtney/Tinderbox on Instagram to see…