Flat Knitting vs. Circular Knitting – An Introduction
Flat and Circular Knitting (knitting in the round) are two unique techniques where every little knitting detail is different!
How Much Yarn Do I Need? All You Need To Know About Yarn Requirements Before Planning A New Project
We've all been there - a new project, and we get stuck at, 'how much yarn do I need?' Learn all about the factors involved that can help you determine the yarn requirements to make projects such as a blanket, shawl, or even a hat.
Steel Crochet Hook Size Chart
Crochet projects like laces or doilies are made from crochet threads or lace-weight yarns. And you need steel crochet hooks to make them!
Crochet Pattern Terms: US & UK Differences
In the world of crochet, just like so many other things, the US and the UK don’t follow the same terms. Why can’t the two go together and make our lives simpler!! But, no worries... We are going to cover the whole lot and how the US (or American English) terms are different from the UK (or British English) terms.
Size Conversion Charts for Knitting Needles & Crochet Hooks
When it comes to knitting needles and crochet hooks, the sizes are referred in different ways thanks to the differences in the US and the UK measurement systems. When you are using a pattern that mentions a specific needle or hook size, you need a handy conversion chart for knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Common Terms & Symbols in Crochet & Knit Patterns
As we all know, there are some terms and abbreviations that are commonly used in patterns for crochet and knit. And these abbreviations are specific to each type of craft, be it crochet or knit. But, some terms and symbols are standard in both types of patterns, crochet and knit.
Not sure what abbreviations mean in the knit patterns? Check out our handy glossary of knit abbreviations table to help you understand the patterns easily!
There are some common crochet abbreviations that are used in patterns and there’s no explanation about them in the pattern. For a newbie, it can seem like gibberish or a completely different language. But, once you get used to these abbreviations and what they mean, you’ll be reading patterns like a pro!