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Discover a world of new crochet techniques, skills for making gorgeous crochet garments and more, with the Craftsy Crocheting Blog. Visit often for step-by-step tutorials, inspiring projects, sneak peeks with renowned instructors, and endless crochet fun!

Project Highlights: Broomstick Lace

By Stefanie Japel
Craftsy Broomstick Lace ProjectsBroomstick lace is part knitting, part crochet, and all fantastic! It's wonderful on its own, or for detailing to add interest and adornment to your projects. In this project highlight, we take a look at some of Craftsy instructor Jennifer Hansen's broomstick lace work. Read more »

Meet Pattern Designer Fuzzy Mitten, Creator of Wonderful Knit Toys

By Stefanie Japel
Create knit toys with patterns from Fuzzy MittenFuzzy Mitten is a pattern designer who designs, knits, and writes patterns for the cutest toys you can imagine. Her "stuffies" (as she calls them) make fabulous gifts. We spoke with Fuzzy Mitten to learn about what inspires her to design, knit, and how she came upon the Craftsy crafting community. Read more »

Knit Your Own Kable Kuff from Adorn Anew!

By Craftsy
Knit your own Kable KuffLaura Nelkin has released the tenth and final pattern from her Adorn Anew knitted jewelry e-book... the Kable Kuff! Find out more about this gorgeous design that is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Read more »

Craftsy Knitting & Crochet Project Highlights: We’re Smitten with Mittens!

By Stefanie Japel
Craftsy Projects: Smitten MittensLooks like our very own Craftsy members have the cure for cold hands: knitted mittens! These projects showcase some of the cutest and comfiest mittens that our crafters have been making lately. We love their projects, and we hope you do, too. If you do, be sure to let them know by clicking on the heart and leaving them an encouraging comment. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

By Craftsy
Social media tips for pattern designersLooking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

Free Video Tip: How To Join Yarn Ends, With Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
It's a hassle to weave in the ends after one ball of yarn runs out and you start a new one. That's why we're giving you this awesome free video tip where Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) shows you how to splice the last of your old ball of yarn on to the beginning of your new ball of yarn. It's seamless, leaves no ends, and it's simple and easy to do! Read more »
Custom Cardigan

Free Video Tip: Knitting Buttonholes for Your Cardigan

By Craftsy
Let Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) show you how to create buttonholes for your steeked front cardigan sweater. Her technique will have you whipping them up (to the correct size) in no time. Just watch this free video tip! Read more »
Steeking Your Knitting

Free Video Tip: Steeking with Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
Learn How to SteekSteeking lets you knit an entire sweater in the round, and then open it up to add sleeves or turn it into a cardigan. In this free video tip Ragga Eiríksdóttir, instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater, teaches you the simple, and quick crochet method for steeking. Read more »