Summer yarns for knitting and crochet

What are the best summer yarns for knitting and crochet? Knitting and crochet can be used to create more than just cozy winter wear. With spring approaching, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about making light and floaty things to wear. The secret to knitting and crocheting summer clothes is to use fine yarns.… Continue reading Summer yarns for knitting and crochet

Gifts for Crafty People

If you’re someone who loves to craft, you know the feeling of receiving the same old gifts every year. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of ideas to use for gifts for crafty people. After all, they deserve something that reflects their passion and interests, don’t… Continue reading Gifts for Crafty People

Does Knitting or Crochet use more yarn?

Does crochet really use more yarn than knitting? And if so, how much more? This simple question can lead to heated debates in knitting and crochet groups. However, no one seems to have clear cut evidence for their answers. So, time for a few little experiments… But first, for those looking for the ‘too long/didn’t… Continue reading Does Knitting or Crochet use more yarn?

Acrylic Yarn Myths and Misunderstandings

There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings about acrylic yarns and fabrics. The most commonly stated myths about acrylic are examined, to see if there is any truth to any of them. What people believe about acrylic. And why they believe that. In the facebook comment shown in the image above, a facebook user is commenting… Continue reading Acrylic Yarn Myths and Misunderstandings

5 Crochet Designers from Ireland

What is Irish about Crochet Designers living and working in Ireland today? Does the location shape the design? This St. Patrick’s day I’m looking at 5 crochet designers from Ireland, and finding plenty of inspiration. I read somewhere recently that Ireland has one of the highest percentage of students pursuing qualifications in fashion and design,… Continue reading 5 Crochet Designers from Ireland

My Pattern in Crochet Foundry Magazine

This week The Crochet Foundry Magazine published their March issue, including my pattern The Enniskerry Garden Cardigan. This is my second publication – with 2 more on the way with different publishers. Its been a roller coaster, and such a rewarding experience. Now I get to have ‘as published in’ on the landing page of… Continue reading My Pattern in Crochet Foundry Magazine

Crochet hooks, knitting needles, tension and gauge.

What your crochet hook or knitting needles are made out of will affect your tension. Wood, plastic and resin hooks will give a looser tension, while metal will be firmer. I did a small experiment to look at the amount of difference that a hook of the same size but different material could create. When… Continue reading Crochet hooks, knitting needles, tension and gauge.