It IS the size that matters

Pretty crochet hooks in various sizes

As those of us here in the US already know, US hook sizes are identified by a lettering system. We have our favorites for different yarns, for me H’s, I’s and J’s are great for worsted yarns, G’s and H’s work well for DK, and D’s , E’s and F’s are good for fingering. Whatever our choices, the lettering and sizes … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Last Minute 4th of July Headband

4th of July headband collage

Do you need a last minute accessory for tonight’s festivities?  There’s still time! I waited until the last minute too, and this headband is what I came up with.   This design combines 2 of my previous patterns with a simple red chain. It only uses basic stitches, but combines knitting and crochet. This is a great project for a beginning … Continue reading →

Mind the gap!

I feel like I’m the last one to find out about this…but I just learned there is a difference between American English and British English crochet terms! To make matters worse, some of the same terms and abbreviations are used in both, but mean different things in each. This language gap could really cause problems for an unsuspecting crocheter, so … Continue reading →