Have you been wanting to learn a provisional cast on? Today, I’m going to explain my preferred method. Truthfully, it’s the only method I know, but I still think it’s pretty great!
Posts tagged ‘crochet’
Recently, we got a question about one of our crochet patterns that begins in the round with a sliding loop. I crocheted a lot for a previous job, but I had never heard of a sliding loop for crochet. After a quick Google search, I realized this technique is also known as a magic ring or a disappearing ring. It’s a great skill to have because it helps you start crocheting in the round without getting that pesky hole in the top center of your piece.
Kendall Nahorniak learned the basics of crochet when she was 8 years old, but she didn’t do much with her skills until a couple of years ago. And it wasn’t long before she was designing popular patterns of her own.
Yes, I do knit way more than I crochet, but the craft I learned first – the one that really got me started making up my own designs – is crochet. So when Laura Zander asked me for a design for her book, Crochet Red, I didn’t hesitate. I even whipped up the piece myself, which turned out to be a fun break from knitting! Read more
Between homeschooling three children, keeping two blogs and publishing knitting patterns, Christine Guest spends a lot of time at her local library. So much time, in fact, that library’s architecture actually inspired a recent design! Read more
You might say that Lisa Clarke inherited her love of crochet from her grandmother. More specifically, she inherited 123 granny squares when her grandmother passed away in 2011. She then taught herself how to crochet and used her granny’s squares to make special gifts for other members of her family. It wasn’t long before she was hooked and designing patterns of her own! Read more
I have to say that I really enjoyed reading all of your comments for our Santa Cocoon Giveaway! Whether you’re expecting a new addition to the family or simply wanting to share your talents with others, it is nice to see so much generosity. Not that I’m surprised…crocheters and knitters are the best! Read more
Adriana Aguirre has been crocheting and knitting for years, but she only recently started designing. She published her first three amigurumi crochet patterns this year, all inspired by animals she loves. Read more