Things you need to know before substituting yarn
Loopsan Crochet Blog
by San
1w ago
You purchased a new pattern and now it’s time to look at the specific yarn requirements for the patterns. But oh no even though your yarn stash might pass as a yarn shop in disguise you don’t already own the required yarn. This means either placing a new yarn order and helping your yarn stash grow even further or as an alternative you might want to look at substituting the required yarn with something that you already got in your stash. This is something I prefer to do as at the end of the day I’m one of those people that like to add more yarn to their baskets just to make sure that I hit the ..read more
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How to win at Yarn Chicken
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by San
1M ago
Have you ever played the “yarn chicken” game? If you are an experienced crocheters and/or knitter you will most likely answer yes to the question. If you are new to the world of yarn craft your answer might be a blanket stare. What is she on about? Has she lost her marbles? “Yarn Chicken” what’s that? And why would I want to win it? “Yarn chicken” is a term that is commonly used to describe the act of trying to complete a crochet or knitting project using a limited amount of yarn. Have you ever wondered if you are able to make the next round with the yarn you still have available? Then you’ve ..read more
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Yarn over versus yarn under in crochet
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by San
1M ago
After you crocheted for a while you might have noticed that there are actually two different ways how to “grab” the yarn before you pull it through your loop. When you primarily crochet blankets as long as you grab the yarn in a consistent way it won’t matter that much. However, when you tend to make little cuddly toys – so-called amigurumi – you might want to think about how you grab your yarn more consciously as the result in how you grab your yarn will be more noticeable. Traditionally you would wrap the yarn around your hook before pulling through. This means at the moment when your hook c ..read more
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All About Hand Dyed Yarn
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by San
1M ago
Have you ever squished some hand-dyed yarn before? if your answer to this question is yes, you will understand why I’m so obsessed with it. And it’s not only the squishiness that makes hand-dyed yarn so attractive. Every single skein is unique and so beautiful to look at. A piece of art, that turns crocheting into a truly special treat. You might find that there are more knitting patterns available for hand-dyed yarns. But don’t be fooled, hand dyed yarn isn’t inclusively for knitters it is and I’m here to show you how beautiful it is to crochet with it. But before I show you what you can do w ..read more
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Charlotte’s Universe CAL Part 1
Loopsan Crochet Blog
by San
1y ago
How exciting is this the Charlotte’s Universe CAL has finally started and I’m right at it :) We shall see how long I can sort of keep up with the pace of it. I fell super behind halfway through the Sophie’s Universe CAL 6 years ago so I’ve got the slight suspicion that I won’t be able to keep up with the speed of it. However, working from home gives me the advantage that I can actually crochet during my lunch break. At least one good thing that this pandemic has brought is when you’re asking me I’m more than happily continue working from home. The other thing is that I get some extra time with ..read more
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Charlotte’s Universe CAL
Loopsan Crochet Blog
by San
1y ago
Oh is there another crochet-along happening you might think? Yes, there is, but this one will be truly special and you shouldn’t miss out. When you have been crocheting for a while you might have heard of Sophie’s Universe. If you haven’t you have missed out on a great piece in crochet history. I highly recommend reading up on it! Sophie was truly special and to date the only crochet-along I actually finished! I really enjoyed being pushed out of my comfort zone and crochet a style I wouldn’t normally crochet. And in case you haven’t come across it yet I designed my Garden of Roses Square in h ..read more
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Rainbow Hat and Snood Set
Loopsan Crochet Blog
by San
2y ago
It’s time to do another happy dance, which can only mean I’ve published another pattern in Inside Crochet. And believe it or not this pattern makes me really happy. The world might be not the brightest right now but crochet helps me cope with everything life throws at us. There is nothing more therapeutic than making one crochet stitch after another and turning it into something that excites the imagination. Even more so when it’s something I created together with my little girl. We might not be able to go on all the adventures we used to go on but this means we’ve got more time to get creativ ..read more
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Russian Doll C2C Pillow
Loopsan Crochet Blog
by San
2y ago
If you’ve crocheted for a while you might have found yourself in the same situation as myself. Plenty of leftover yarn from various projects, but there might not be enough of one colour to make a whole new item. When I designed the Russian Pinafore Dress for my little girl a couple of months ago she asked me if I could make her something matching that she can cuddle. My first thought was maybe a Russian Doll Amigurumi. But to make something that truly matched I didn’t have enough yarn leftover. So what else could I make that she could cuddle instead? A pillow! To ensure that the pillow matche ..read more
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Russian Doll Pinafore Dress
Loopsan Crochet Blog
by San
2y ago
You can’t believe how excited I am to be finally able to share this design with you. It’s a milestone project for me and something I’m incredibly proud of. Looking back to 2016 was an incredibly busy year. I was working on several commissions while pregnant with my first child. Looking back I overdid the number of commissions that year as all I was doing was hitting one deadline after another. It seemed to never stop. Everyone kept on telling me you will have so much time to crochet while on maternity leave. However, somehow no one knew that I would end up with a never sleeping, and what felt ..read more
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How to make a Magic Ring / Magic Circle – Crochet Guide
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by San
2y ago
After you’ve mastered how to crochet in a round you might be ready for your next challenge – the Magic ring, or as some people call it a magic circle. So, what is this magic ring and does it give you any super powers? Well in terms of crocheting it does. I can guarantee that when you’ve mastered it you won’t look back and will use it all the time when your project requires you to crochet in a round. And I promise you it’s not as difficult as it might first appear. Let’s learn how to make a Magic Circle/Magic Ring When you start a new project the magic ring is the “stitch” you do before you act ..read more
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