How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

How to Knit Cables Without a Cable Needle

Special thanks to Mark Rougeux for this guest blog post.   Cables can really spice up your knitting.  Traditionally, the simplest way to do 2x2, 3x3, or larger cables is to use a cabling needle. There is a very simple way, however, to get the same effect when doing a 1x1 cable that requires no cabling needle.  A 1x1 cable that leans to the left is a C2F. A 1x1 cable that leans to the right is a C2B. The F and B refer to the traditional front and back placement of a cable needle … [Continue reading...]

16 Insanely Cute Crochet Motifs

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Basic crochet patterns are nice, but sometimes it's fun to give your crochet patterns just a little something extra to make it your own. Crochet motifs usually a quick and easy way to add a personal touch to practically any crochet pattern such as hats, bags, home decor, and more. Plus, they usually only require a small amount of yarn, so crochet motifs are great stashbuster patterns, as well! Find our full collection of crochet motif patterns right here on AllFreeCrochet. Scroll down for … [Continue reading...]

Experience STITCHES with the Grand Prize Giveaway

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Knitting with friends is one of my favorite things to do as a crafter.  There’s nothing more enjoyable than working on my latest project while chatting with friends; there’s always something to talk about (what are you knitting, where did the pattern come from, what yarn are you using), and I’ve found that knitters come […]

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Adding Ruffles to Your Crochet Patterns

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Guest post by Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home Do you ever look at a crochet pattern and think, “That would be awesome with a ruffle!” Or maybe you are working on your own pattern and can’t quite decide the best way to attach a ruffle without having to sew it on. Well, there is […]

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21 Blooming Granny Squares

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Happy Sunday, crocheters! This weekend I’ve spent every possible moment outside. Why, you might ask? Yesterday, for the first time since early October, Chicago hit 70 degree weather. That’s right SEVENTY! It was glorious (to say the least). After one of the worst winters in Chicago history, with 26 days recorded below freezing and an […]

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How to Arm Knit

How to Arm Knit

When the arm knitting craze first started, I will admit I was a little skeptical. Even though my Pinterest feed was clogged with brightly colored photo tutorials and step-by-step arm knitting videos, I really thought the fad would be over by now. I had chalked it up to another form of cat’s cradle. I couldn’t […]

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20 Bohemian Crochet Patterns

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Our style goes through drastic changes throughout our lives. I can’t speak for the rest of you, but there are definitely some pieces of clothing and certain home decor choices that I wish I had never thought. For example, bell bottom capris (flaring from the knee to mid calf, not really flattering) and painting my […]

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Artisan Afghans

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Everyone knows the pleasures inherent in cuddling up in a warm blanket–a feeling only enhanced when that blanket is a hand knit afghan.  I know that one of my favorite blankets to use on a chilly night is one that I knitted myself.  Afghans have such strong associations with snuggling up that it is easy […]

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Unique Lion Brand Crochet Patterns

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Lion Brand’s Unique Yarn certainly lives up to its name. Much like other bulky weight yarns by Lion Brand, this particular yarn is a pleasure to work with and works up quickly. However, the beautiful colors of this yarn is what sets it apart from the others, making it truly “unique” and one-of-a-kind. Our friend […]

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What Do I Crochet with Light Weight Yarn?

What Do I Crochet With Light Weight Yarn?

My husband and I have been house hunting lately, which means we’ve been keeping our house super clean for any prospective buyers. With that said, I’ve come across my yarn stash multiple times realizing it’s been a while since I’ve worked up a crochet pattern. With spring officially here, it’s time to put the bulky […]

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