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Learn to Crochet Part 2: Crochet Next Steps

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Welcome to Crochet University! Welcome to Crochet University’s second semester recap. At this point you should be ready and able to tackle just about any basic crochet project, and maybe even venture out into

Crochet Next Steps: Front and Back Loops

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Next Steps: Stitch Comparison

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Next Steps: Treble Crochet

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Next Steps: Half Treble Crochet

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Next Steps: Double Crochet

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Next Steps: Half Double Crochet

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Learn to Crochet Part 1: Crochet Basics

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Welcome to Crochet University! Welcome to Crochet University’s first semester recap. How have you been getting along in your course work? For Crochet University you will need some basic supplies. To begin, we’re going

Crochet Basics: Single Crochet

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Slip Stitch

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Foundation Chain

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Chain

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Hand Position

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet Basics: Slip Knot

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Welcome to Crochet University! Over the course of 12 blog posts we will introduce you to the basics you need to know for most any crochet project. From a slip knot to a treble

Crochet at Home

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The new book Crochet at Home introduces 25 new at-home crochet projects. It gives you easy-to-follow instructions for the crochet techniques. For all you crochet lovers who prefer to DIY, Crochet at Home has the

Vintage Potholders: History of Crochet Dress Potholders

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At first sight, crochet dress potholders appear to be doll clothes. These cute little dresses actually served a practical purpose in the kitchen from about 1945 through 1960. The war was ending and husbands were

Changing Colors: Crochet How-To Part 2

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In part 2 of our changing colors tutorial, we are going to cover how you can use a variety of colors in your project and give a few tips and tricks to make the

Changing Colors: Crochet How-To

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Having trouble adding a different color to your crochet project? Maggie has created a step by step tutorial on how easy it can be to change the color yarn on your work. The steps

Steam Pressing Crochet

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There are a few ways to block your crochet pieces and steam pressing is one of them. One of the best crocheters that ever worked for me, Dorothy Warren from Michigan taught me the

Check Stitch – Step by Step with Maggie Weldon

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There are many variations of the crochet check stitch. Check stitches are created using everything from single crochet stitches to taller double and triple crochet stitches. The width and the height of the boxes

Turning Chain

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The turning chain is a crochet step to keep your work even on the sides since crochet stitches vary in height. Making one to five chain stitches before turning the row accommodates the height

Learn the Royal Ridge Stitch with Maggie

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This crochet stitch looks like it would be difficult, but it is an extremely easy stitch to crochet. This is a great stitch for a beginner crocheter. With very little experience crocheting you should

Learn Basket Weave Stitches with Maggie

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The Basket Weave stitch has many variations. The variations include different numbers of raised double crochet stitches and different sizes of blocks. Different variations may also include the use of different stitches like the

Maggie’s Essay Contest: Second Place Winner

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Congratulations to Ellen Anders of Cherry Hill, our second place winner! Maggie’s Crochet Needlework & Crafts received many great entries, and, while special prizes go to first, second, and third place winners, anyone with two

Maggie's Essay Contest: Third Place Winner

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Congratulations to Malorie Townsend of Asheville, our third place winner! Maggie’s Crochet Needlework & Crafts received many great entries, and, while special prizes go to first, second, and third place winners, anyone with two

Snippets from Crochet University: Dora Ohrenstein

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http://maggiescrochet.com/page.html?id=101 Do you crochet and knit – one or the other or both? I am strictly a crocheter.  I love both crafts, but have very little experience with knitting, and I’m so busy with