American Crochet Association

Your personal journey to crochet mastery.

3 Reasons To Swatch When You Crochet

If you're confused about swatching when you crochet, you're not alone! Crocheters typically feel like swatching is a waste of time, not crucial to their project, or they just are not sure what a swatch is (or, what it should do). Let's start with a few basics: What is a swatch? A swatch...

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5 Tips When Teaching Children To Crochet

Children have a lot of passion and energy, and can be the perfect candidates to learn! These tips highlight ways you can pass on knowledge in ways that inspire and motivate young people so that they will have a fantastic introduction to crochet, and hopefully become lifelong...

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5 Reasons Crocheters Should Visit Their LYS

Do you feel like your local yarn store is just for knitters? Local Yarn Stores (or, LYS) are typically a heated topic among crocheters. Why? Some crocheters say they don't feel welcome, or that their craft is not served, or that they don't know enough about the yarns represented in these...

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3 Laundry Tips For Every Crochet Project

Ever pull your favorite shirt out of the washer and dryer, only to realize you've completely ruined it? Yes, we've all been there. Now, imagine that happening to your crochet projects! Terrifying, we know! Yarn is a material just like your clothes, and each requires a specific maintenance...

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Yarn Substitution Made Easy

If you’ve ever wondered… How do I know what yarn to use for this project? What other fibers can I use for this project? How do I know which yarn fibers are interchangeable? Then, you should check out our live Tip Tuesday Event on Yarn Substitution Made Easy! Yarn can be a complicated...

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How To Master Any Crochet Stitch

Have you learned these stitches yet: Chain Single Crochet Half Double Crochet Double Crochet If you have learned these foundation stitches, then you're on your way to mastering any crochet stitch! That's right, any crochet stitch! See, in the most basic form, these stitches are the...

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3 Things Every Crochet Instructor Should Do

When you first learned to cook, did you start with a Thanksgiving Dinner spread? No. And, if you were to teach someone to cook today, you would definitely start with a more basic approach, right? Right! This analogy is always the first thing I mention when explaining our Crochet...

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Crochet Straight Seams In The Round

Whether you’re working with single crochet, half double crochet, or double crochet, working in joined rounds will leave a noticeable seam. And, sometimes these joined seams will create a very noticeable curve with every new round added. If you’re wondering why this happens, and would like...

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Everything You Need To Know About Blocking Crochet

What is blocking? What should I block? How do I know what to block? What tools do I need to block? Great questions, crochet lovers! Blocking is vastly misunderstood, and rarely used in the crochet world. Knowing what questions to ask and arming yourself with some basic blocking knowledge...

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Crochet Skill Levels: Which Skill Level Are You?

Have you noticed that crochet patterns are categorized by skill level? Easy, Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced. These categories are meant to show you what stitches and techniques are involved in a crochet pattern, so that you can determine what skills are needed to complete them. Once...

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