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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Crochet Quote of the Day

Keep crochet in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde (adapted)

Crochet Quote of The Day

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and woman cannot live without crochet.”
Max Muller (adapted)

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Yike’s Stripes- Striping 101- Changing Colors in Crochet Tutorial

Oh no, the pattern you were looking for is perfect just one problem it has stripes. No worries changing colors in crochet is easier than you think. Just read our following tutorial and then get your stripe on !

Color Change 101: Simple Stripes
How to Change colors:
1) Twist yarn B (color changing to) with yarn A in a clockwise manner direction
2) At the end of the row before your color change, on the last stitch set up your stitch so that 2 lps remain on the hook
3) Pull up your new color through 2 lps on hook

Looking for a great pattern to try this on… Make the Harvard Laptop Cozy or Yale Varsity Cowl to practice this technique!

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Yale Varsity Cowl

The Fall Issue is here

The fall air has settled in, local yarn shops are a buzz with customers. Hooks are being organized, yarn being bought… And the fall issue of Chain Two is here! It’s jam packed with fashion forward designs. Our themes are Campus Crochet, Fall color, Weekend Comfort, Leaf Peeping and Scarf vs. cowl!
So look for it your inboxes or subscribe on http://www.chaintwo.com

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