Tag - tips and tricks

How To Gauge for Team Spirit Challenge Crochet Along

Assess the pattern Starting a new project without properly gauging can be a disaster. It is very easy to do, especially when that item is a wearable. Don’t forget to ask yourself some common clothing questions that you may want to be thinking about. Will it fit?  Does it wear properly? Is one sleeve longer than the other?  With gauging...

Crafting Tips – Check your gauge!

When following a pattern, you will find in the beginning it will give you a hook/needle size and a measurement. It will indicate how many stitches per how many inches. This is called gauge. This is a very important piece of information. Example: if a pattern has squares that are 4 inches across and you have to make 5 squares across, your piece...

How To – Provisional Cast On

There are so many different ways to cast on in knitting, and each method has its own perks. The Provisional Cast on is a method where you are casting on using a scrap or waste piece of yarn, with the intent on pulling it out later and revealing live stitches that can be picked up and worked in the opposite direction. An example of this is when you...

How To – Plastic Canvas stitches

We have been getting requests lately for more tutorials about needlepoint and plastic canvas and we would love to help out with that! Plastic canvas is a variation of traditional needlepoint and is used to create decorative 3D designs. We have many fun kits available here and they come with everything you need to complete your project. We also...

Bits and Pieces

We all have them. Tiny bits and pieces of yarn. Not really enough to do much with, but we don’t want it to go to waste. There are a lot of projects you can do with just one or two yards of yarn. And what about those 2-inch pieces that you cut off after you are done weaving in ends? There are a lot of things you can do with those pieces. If...

NEW How to Videos on YouTube – Intermediate

We are excited to share with you our next set of "How To" videos using Quick yarn and using slow motion to make learning how to knit and crochet quick and easy. We always love suggestions so please comment below if there is a specific how to video you would like to see. Be sure to subscribe and share if you find these videos helpful! How to...

Learn to Crochet

Learn to crochet with our how-to video series. We use our Mary Maxim Quick yarn to give you a nice, easy to see stitch, and keep the videos short and sweet. You get to watch in “real time” and slow motion to help make learning to crochet fun and simple! The slip knot is the foundation to starting projects in knit or crochet. This video...