The Crochet Wars

by Alison Stapleton The war between knitters and crocheters continues unabated. If you are not a knitter or a crocheter you may not be aware of the subtle war that rages on in parlours and coffee shops across the land. I was chatting with my friend Nicole at Canadian...
Square-a-Day Crochet Blankets – 3 Options

Square-a-Day Crochet Blankets – 3 Options

by Alison Stapleton Square-a-Day Crochet Blankets A crocheted square-a-day blanket is easy, quick and it almost grows when you are not looking. You make one square each day of the year to reflect what was happening every day. At the end of twelve months you have...
Your First Crochet Sale

Your First Crochet Sale

by Alison Stapleton Your first sale is defined as the one where you sell a hand-made crocheted item to someone you have never met. When you make your first sale it is one of the five steps towards building your prosperous crochet business. That initial sale can be the...
Lancashire Day

Lancashire Day

by Alison Stapleton 27th November every year is Lancashire Day Lancashire is a county in the north west of England. This special day is celebrated by men and women and lassies from Lancashire who may or may not still live there. Like me. I am originally from...
All About Crochet Ponchos

All About Crochet Ponchos

by Alison Stapleton Ponchos Ponchos are always on trend and make a good fashion staple. Ponchos were originally made from a blanket with a hole cut in for your head. This simple method will still work, but it creates too much fabric around your body. Your poncho...