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Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

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Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of the fabric, or in the technical skills needed to make it, but in the way the written patterns work as well. Let’s face it, crochet patterns can be LONG! Not only does the designer have to tell you which stitch...

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How to Crochet: Joining Granny Squares

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How to Crochet: Joining Granny Squares

Need a quick and simple way for joining granny squares? Then we have the blog post for you! The lovely Mary Beth Temple has written this fab tutorial to make this task a breeze! Granny squares – they are so much fun to make, and there are a thousand plus variations, but how best to put them together? The three things you need to think about when selecting a method are speed, strength/durability, and visual appeal. I almost always put my squares together with a double crochet (single crochet US) seam. While whip stitching seams with a tapestry needle and matching yarn...

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Vickie Howell: How to Crochet a Cable

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Vickie Howell: How to Crochet a Cable

The cultivator of craft, Vickie Howell is back and this week she is teaching you the art of crocheting cables. With video tutorial and FREE coffee cup cozie pattern, enhance your crochet skills today.  I love cables. They’re cool, textural and add a bit of interest, especially when working with a smooth yarn like my collaboration with Deramores, Mod Wool. Crochet cables have a similar effect as their knitted sisters, but are easier to create because they don’t require any additional tools. This week I popped onto the Deramores Facebook page for a live streaming, step-by-step tutorial on crocheting cables....

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Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Three

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Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Three

Complete a pair of knitted socks with Mary Beth Temple's fantastic final sock tutorial instalment. Welcome back! You have gotten past the trickiest bit of the sock and now all that’s left is the foot and the toe. If you missed the previous tutorials you can find Part One here and Part Two here, plus the complete sock pattern here. Yarn used in this tutorial is Deramores Studio DK. The foot is very simple. At the end of the gusset shaping in the previous post you were back to the 48 stitches you started with. Knit the foot in stocking stitch (stockinette stitch) until its 19 cm...

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Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Two

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Mary Beth Temple: Simple Sock Tutorial Part Two

Following on from Part One, Mary Beth Temple is back with her second Simple Knitted Sock tutorial. Welcome back! This is part two of the sock series – if you missed part one you can find it here and the full sock pattern here. Yarn used in this tutorial is Deramores Studio DK. Last time we worked on the cuff and leg, today it’s time for the heel – a heel flap, a heel turn, and then the gusset shaping that makes the sock fit nicely.  The heel flap is traditionally worked over half the stitches in the leg – 24 for this sock. Those 24...

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