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Marly Bird by Marly Bird - 2d ago

We have talked before about the importance of having the proper tools when working on projects. Working for long periods of time can cause fatigue. Ergonomic wooded crochet hook handles are a great way to improve your crochet time and endurance. Ashley from Leither Co. joins me to talk about her special hooks. *This post […]

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Crochet is an amazing art. There are an infinite number of stich patterns to use and create when working on a design. Depending on the combination of stitches you use you will end up with a very different fabric. Choosing to be a designer means that you will always be learning new things to make […]

The post Becoming A Crochet Designer-How to Shape Crochet appeared first on Marly Bird™.

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Marly Bird by Marly Bird - 1w ago

My dear friend Salena Baca is back on the Yarn Thing podcast. We know that she is a wonderful designer and author but today we are going to talk about her crochet education program, the American Crochet Association. *This post contains affiliate links. By clicking one of these links and making a purchase a small […]

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Marly Bird by Marly Bird - 2w ago

Crochet can be a hobby, it can be a passion, it can be a job and it can be a charity. Using our skills to give back to others is such a blessing. Rohn has been a crochet designer and teacher for a while, but he has been a crafter since he was a child. […]

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Marly Bird by Marly Bird - 2w ago

Crochet can be a hobby, it can be a passion, it can be a job and it can be a charity. Using our skills to give back to others is such a blessing. Rohn has been a crochet designer and teacher for a while, but he has been a crafter since he was a child. […]

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Balls, Skeins and Cakes…OH MY! Being a new knitter or crocheter learning the lingo can be hard. One of the big questions is what do I call my yarn. Depending on who you ask they will throw around different words for their yarn. Let’s break it down and tell you the difference so you can […]

The post Ball of Yarn, Skein of Yarn, Hank of Yarn, Cake of Yarn appeared first on Marly Bird™.

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Marly Bird by Marly Bird - 3w ago

School is coming to an end, pools are starting to open, trips to the beach are starting, campers are getting packed up. All of these are signs of summer. Many of us put down our hooks and needles this time of year for some travel, relaxation and family time. Your needles and hooks might be […]

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Marly Bird by Marly Bird - 3w ago

Take a break from knitting and crochet to learn something new! My good friend Jill Wiseman owns her own bead shop and is an amazing instructor. Beading is a great hobby for yarn lovers to give you a different motion and finish with something beautiful. Learn why beading is such a great hobby idea for […]

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Today I want to talk about a touchy subject, the topic of free knitting and crochet patterns. Often I get the following questions and want to break down how it works from the designer’s side so that you understand why we do what we do. What I will answer: So often I hear (or see […]

The post Free Knit Patterns, Free Crochet Patterns, Free for Who? appeared first on Marly Bird™.

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Need a gift for your next baby shower? Looking to make something in knit or crochet? I have collected 13 FREE knit and crochet baby projects that you can make from some of my favorite designer friends. Which will be your favorite? *This post contains affiliate links. By clicking on one of these links and […]

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