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Inspiration: Honeycomb


From Designer Bonnie Barker (Bonnie Bay Crochet): 

Once I discovered finer, sock-weight yarns, I’ve enjoyed crocheting accent scarves. This asymmetrical scarf features my technique of making the Large Honeycomb Cable along the edge, trimmed using post ribbing. By using this lovely, lighter weight yarn, the crocheted cable takes on a beautifully elegant appearance. I rarely leave the house in the...

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August 2018 Membership Crochet Tips & Tricks

Hi everyone, this is Julie of ACCROchet with some crochet tips for you. This month’s Knitcrate features a beautiful crochet pattern by Jennifer Dickerson: the Caribbean Escape. I have three tips and tricks for this one. I hope you’ll find them useful.

Math it Out!

Jennifer is nice enough to provide us with the stitch multiples for this pattern. This means that if we want a wider or slimmer project,...

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Free Patterns: Crochet Baby Gifts

You’ll find me knitting (or day dreaming about knitting) just about every day of the year, but occasionally crochet projects lure me in, especially when I want to work something up quickly! Baby gifts are my go-to projects for crochet, and I’ve hunted down some of my favorite classy, free baby crochet patterns to keep in my arsenal for a rainy crochet day. 

Single Crochet Cap, by Purl Soho

Purl Soho...

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June 2018 Membership Crate Crochet Tips & Tricks

My name is Julie, and I am a crochet designer & instructor. I’m excited by the Knitcrate “Ice Scream” themed Membership Crate for June 2018, because it includes a WEARABLE crochet project! I got the yarn in Smacker, the red, but that yellow is stunning! 

I rarely get this excited by patterns, but when I saw the Lemoncello poncho, I wound up my yarn, got my hook and started on the instructions. And...

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Crochet Stitch: Lace Trestles

For the longest time, I was intimidated by lace patterns. Once I took a leap and tried a few, I was pleasantly surprise by how lace patterns are built with the use of simple stitches.

The definition I found for lace says that it is “a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine.” Crochet builds this netlike fabric with the basic stitches crocheters first learn. In most cases, if...

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June 2018 Membership Crate Reveal

Guys, it’s MONDAY! We’re finally all moved into the new space and can share the crates with you, and we couldn’t be more excited about this month’s energetic, bright shipments. 

First up is Membership, with four gorgeous colors of Vidalana Sumptuous. This yarn is 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon, and is probably the softest Merino, Cashmere & Nylon blend you’ve felt in awhile....

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Crochet Roundup: Summer Styles

I love a pattern that takes me on a crochet adventure and changes the way I think about constructing a finished piece. I’m grabbed by patterns tagged “one piece” and “worked flat” and, that sweet and sassy word, “seamless.” That’s what I discovered in many of this month’s newly released patterns. I found myself fascinated by the way the designers chose to approach their creations and stretched my...

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Crochet Stitch: Bars & Loops

Searching for this month’s crochet stitch was not easy. It’s May, and I usually want to work with light weight yarns in vibrant spring-like colors. But the gray and snowy clouds of this past month in Chicago have me still playing with heavier yarns and patterns that aren’t as lacy as I would normally choose for this time of year. I looked for a stitch that was a bit in between the two extremes and...

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May 2018 Membership Crate Reveal

It’s May, and that means that we get to do our favorite thing again: share what’s coming in all of your crates this month. For those of you subscribed to the Membership Crate, this month’s yarn is from La Brebis, our house brand dedicated to unique, undyed yarns that celebrate the beauty of natural fiber. Each skein of Marled Sock is 440 yards, so between the two skeins you’ll have 880 of this...

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