Sweet Pea Stitch Tutorial, a Book Giveaway, and a Guest!

Hooking for Cash by Sara DugganMany of you will be familiar with Sara Duggan and her website Crochet Business – and if you sell your crochet items or patterns, her site is a must read! She’s also written a guest post for Moogly before. Now Sara has a new ebook out: “Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog“! I’m super excited to be able to host today’s stop on her blog tour, and even better, offer Moogly readers a chance to win their own copy! Read on for Sara’s fantastic Sweet Pea stitch tutorial, and details on how to win your own copy of her new book! (Disclaimer: affiliate link included)

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The Crocodile Stitch

The Crocodile Stitch, aka the Scale Stitch, is the most requested video tutorial on the Moogly Facebook page – and you all know how I love to take requests! But I decided to take it one step further, and include not only a video and written instructions, but a photo tutorial as well!

Learn how to crochet the Crocodile Stitch! Video and photo tutorial on Moogly.

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Standing Double Crochet: Join Without the Sl St and Ch!

The Standing Double Crochet stitch is one I came to late – and I wish I’d known about it years earlier! It’s not a stitch that you’ll usually find specified in a pattern, and as such it has no standard abbreviation. What it is, is a technique – one that will allow you to start a new row on a crochet project without having to use the telltale “join with a slip stitch and chain 3″ – and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Standing Double Crochet - joining without the slip stitch! Photo and Video Tutorials on Moogly!

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How to Make Your Own Crochet Hooks

Crochet hooks – for such a simple tool, they inspire endless debate, and often loyalty. Inline vs. non-inline, pencil hold vs knife hold vs whatever it is that person over there is doing – it’s all good. You can buy them in any craft store, most little yarn stores, and even some major retailers… or you can make your own!how to make your own crochet hook tutorial carve crochet hooks how to make hooks

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