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These posts are ones that focus on yarn, buying yarn, and dealing with yarn. They don’t have patterns, but it’s all about yarn.

How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save Your Project!

I wanted to share a neat trick with you guys today. I’m sure everyone has picked up a skein of acrylic yarn that wasn’t exactly soft. You bought it, used it, and hoped the end result would be okay, but then your hard work just felt stiff and scratchy at the end. You put time …

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How to Tackle Yarn Storage & Organization

The one thing all fiber artists know is the struggle of dealing with yarn storage. No matter how big or small the stash is, it takes a little bit of work to figure out the best way to store and organize your yarn. Over the decade and some years I’ve been playing with yarn, I’ve …

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All About Yarn Fiber Content: What is yarn made of?

Let’s get down to basics for a second ab talk about yarn fiber content. We use yarn all the time, but for the most part, I use acrylic yarns. It’s what I like to use and it works well for the projects I enjoy making, but there are so many other kinds of yarn out …

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My Favorite Yarns For Every Kind of Project!

Do you have a favorite yarn? When you decide on a new project, do you immediately know which yarn you’re going to use? Is there something that you always pick up a few extra skeins of because you know you’ll use it? When you’ve been knitting or crocheting for a while, it’s so easy to …

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How to Buy Yarn Online: Tips & My Favorite Shops

Let’s talk about how to buy yarn online. When I started, I didn’t know what to look for or what to expect from yarn I hadn’t felt or seen in person. Once I did start to buy my yarn online, so many options and possibilities opened up for me and there was so much more …

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How to Make a Yarn Ball with the Knit Picks Ball Winder

One of my favorite tools for knitting and crochet is my ball winder from Knit Picks. It’s such an underrated tool but I use mine at the beginning and end of every project to keep my yarn stash organized and easy to manage. When I started using yarn, I didn’t know how to make a …

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How to Make the Perfect Stretchy Crochet Ribbing for Hats!

Picture this: you’re working on a beanie with the most gorgeous pattern. You’ve followed all the steps, it’s the right size, and you used your warmest yarn to make this extra special beanie that you’re actually going to keep for yourself. Then you go to try it on –and your chain is so tight you can’t …

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Crochet for Beginners: 15+ Crochet Tips Everyone Should Know!

I’ve been crocheting for over 10 years now, and I’ve learned a lot of crochet tips and trick in that time. When I started, I just wanted to create fun pieces and see what I could do. I still want to have fun making things, but now I’m more focused on taking my crochet business …

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Crocheting

Like most crocheters, I always have multiple projects on the go, and I’m constantly adding to my “someday projects” list. Today, I wanted to step back from all of that and just talk about some of the great things I’ve learned from crocheting. When I started crocheting almost 10 years ago, it was really just …

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All About Blocking Crochet & Knits

Do you block your finished items? Lately, I’ve had readers ask how to fix small sizing errors in their projects or why something is misshapen. Each time, I find myself suggesting that they block the piece and it works! I’ve given short descriptions on how to do that, but I want to go into more …

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