Mystery Crochet-Along: Winner Annoucement

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April was a fun month! Our friends at The Crochet Crowd hosted a mystery crochet along where crocheters didn’t know exactly what they were making. For some crocheters, they were anxious to move through the clues, and guessing continued for four weeks. The most stunning array of completed crochet giraffes were received after all the […]

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Learn To Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 8

Welcome back to the Learning to Read Crochet Patterns series. You’ve made it to Lesson 8, the final video and first full project. I’ve been presenting a new lesson each week on how to read crochet diagrams and I’ve been including mini exercises that you can watch and crochet along with. In case you’ve missed […]

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Learn To Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 7

For the next lesson in the Learning to Read Crochet Pattern Series, I’ve created a new and exciting exercise for you to follow along. Today, we’re going to start reading diagrams that are worked in the round. This is critical for hat creations and any crochet projects that are circular. The chart may look a bit […]

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Learn To Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 6

In lesson 6 of the Learning to Read Crochet Pattern Series, I’ve created another mini exercise for you to follow along. You can review previous lessons here on Stitch & Unwind. Start from the beginning with Lesson 1 to learn about yarn ball labels and just to Lesson 3 to discover how different stitches are symbolized. […]

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Learn To Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 5

For the next lesson in the Learning to Read Crochet Pattern Series, I’ve created a mini exercise for you to follow along. Crochet diagrams are like a universal language, if the world uses the same symbols, you can follow any crochet instruction as long as you know what they mean. This means that no matter what […]

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Learn To Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 4

Learn To Read Crochet Patterns

  Another week, another crochet lesson! For the fourth post in the Learning to Read Crochet Pattern series, I’ve created a mini follow-along exercise for you. Crochet diagrams are like a universal language. As long as the symbols stay the same, you’ll be able to follow any crochet instructions. No matter what you call the […]

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Learn to Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 3

Learn to Read Crochet Patterns with Michael Sellick

For the next lesson in the Learn to Read Crochet Pattern series, I’ve broken down crochet diagrams in order to explain them in detail. As time goes on, companies are less likely to produce these diagrams. However diagrams can help when it comes to reading complex patterns. Written instructions are not always clear and do […]

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Learn to Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 2

Learn to Read Crochet Patterns with Michael Sellick

Let’s continue our journey through reading crochet patterns as we move on to Lesson 2. (Be sure to check out Lesson 1!) The next step is to break down the components of a crochet pattern. The initial examination of a pattern is an important determining factor for most crocheters. Will you actually make the project? […]

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Learn to Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 1

Michael Sellick, Mikey, Pattern Reading

Learning to read patterns for many new and experienced crocheters can be a daunting task. Speaking for myself, I learned how to crochet when I was 14 and went nearly 20 years before I could read a pattern. When I first started crocheting, I learned how to read crochet diagrams and relied heavily on them […]

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Yarn Chat on December’s FaveCrafts Radio

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Hello friendly fiber folk! This month on FaveCrafts Radio, it’s a yarn extravaganza. Tune in December 11th at 11 am EST. Simone Collins will be talking to some amazing guests who work with yarn every day: Our friend Michael Sellick from The Crochet Crowd The Crochet Dude (Drew Emborsky), fiber artist and author Vickie Howell, […]

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