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Learn to Crochet: 7 Easy Single Crochet Patterns

Here are seven easy single crochet patterns for the beginner! Since I’ve been sharing a learn to crochet series, I thought I’d round up some easy to crochet patterns that incorporate the stitches you’ve been learning. The first “real” crochet stitch we learned here on The Birch Cottage blog was the Single Crochet (sc) stitch. So, …

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Learn to Crochet: How to Double Crochet (dc)

In this eighth post in my learn to crochet series, we’re going to learn how to double crochet! We’ve already learned: Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (a free printable chart) Basic Supplies Needed to Crochet How to Hold a Crochet Hook How to Make a Slip Knot How to Hold Crochet Yarn How to Crochet a …

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Learn to Crochet: How to Single Crochet (sc)

In this seventh post in my learn to crochet series, we’re going to learn how to single crochet! We’ve already learned: Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (a free printable chart) Basic Supplies Needed to Crochet How to Hold a Crochet Hook How to Make a Slip Knot How to Hold Crochet Yarn How to Crochet a …

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Learn to Crochet: How to Hold Crochet Yarn in Your Hand

In this fifth post in my learn to crochet series, I’d like to talk about how to hold crochet yarn in your hand. There are a few different techniques and no one “right” way to hold crochet yarn in your hand. It really is a matter of finding a technique that feels right and works …

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Learn to Crochet: Crochet Supplies List

In today’s learn to crochet series,  I’m sharing a list of the crochet supplies you’ll need to have on hand to learn to crochet. Learning a new skill or craft can be intimidating. There’s terminology to learn that can be as strange as trying to learn a foreign language. There’s crochet supplies you’ll need and …

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Learn to Crochet: Printable Crochet Terms Chart

I’m hoping to take a little bit of the mystery out of learning to crochet by sharing this free printable crochet terms chart.When you’re first learning how to crochet, the terminology can be a little confusing and intimidating. Exactly what does “dcbp” mean, anyway? Crochet Terms Below is a list of some of the more …

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How to Colorfast Yarn so Your Colors Don’t Bleed

Ever have a problem with your beautiful crochet project bleeding? Boy, I have! Thus, began my quest to learn how to colorfast yarn! Our youngest daughter, whom I affectionately refer to as “sailor girl”, is 21 years old, serves in the US Navy and just recently moved into her very first apartment. For Valentine’s Day, …

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Four Fashionable Crochet Ottoman Patterns

So, I was searching the web looking for baby items to crochet when I ran across these crocheted ottoman/pouf/hassock patterns.  There are some great designs and tutorials out there, but below is a collection of a few of my favorites.  And the best part, each one provides instructions on how to crochet the ottoman. Free …

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