I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time looking at crochet patterns… whether it’s to put together a collection for this site, find a pattern for someone who isn’t having any luck, or for my own crochet down time. Ravelry makes it easy to find the pattern you’re looking for – and everyday I talk to people who don’t know how to use it. So here’s how to use Ravelry to find a crochet or knit pattern – you’ll love it!
One of the most common email and private message requests I get is, “How do I find the pattern for what’s in this photo I found online?” While the first thing you should look for is a watermark or logo, these photos too often have neither. So what’s the next step? Google Reverse Image Search!
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The Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-long has everyone working in squares! And whether you’re following along or not, if you’ve made an afghan square, you may have been left wondering why your project doesn’t look picture perfect. The answer is blocking! And here’s one way to do it!
Many 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)
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!
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!
Happy 4th of July to all my fellow USians! I hope you’re having a great day, full of fun and sun and whatever else you like to do – maybe even knit or crochet. Of course, moogly is international, so hello to the rest of you, and here’s hoping you’re having a great day too!
Now let’s get on with it! Here are the best tips, tricks, and ideas I found on Pinterest this week. The links go directly to the sites, so you don’t have to be on Pinterest to enjoy them.