The Meaning of Colour

The Meaning of Colour

by Alison Stapleton Each colour has a meaning You can use colour to boost your mood. Wear the colour you like or choose a colour whose meaning is how you want your day to go. Pastel, primary, jewel or darks? Pastels (lemon, lavender, mint green, baby pink and baby...
Crochet Techniques – Chain-less Cast-On Method

Crochet Techniques – Chain-less Cast-On Method

by Alison Stapleton Most crochet items have a base chain Typically the pattern will call for a chain of say, 40 or 100 chains, and the first row is built on the base chain. In the chain-less cast-on method there is no chain. I have also heard of this being called the...
Types of Crochet

Types of Crochet

  by Alison Stapleton Entrelac crochet Entrelac crochet is a method of working on the side of previously crocheted pieces. The rows go in different directions and not just straight up. It creates an interesting piece and is strong. This method is usually done...
Tension and Gauge Swatches

Tension and Gauge Swatches

Make your garment the same size as the pattern intended Gauge swatches are usually made 4” or 10cm square. They are used to check your tension. The pattern will tell you which hook and yarn to use, but in the real world we often reach for some wool that we have to...
Learn to Read a Crochet Diagram

Learn to Read a Crochet Diagram

by Alison Stapleton Features of a crochet diagram pattern In general Reading a written crochet pattern assumes many things. Such as: That you can read English That you use either UK or USA stitch names That the pattern is written correctly That the pattern...
How to Use Pattern and Colour in Crochet

How to Use Pattern and Colour in Crochet

by Alison Stapleton Many crochet projects use pattern and color to add to the beauty of the item Crochet excels at being flexible and there are so many patterns and color ways to choose from it can become overwhelming at times. Knowing when to use either pattern or...