jkadlubowska
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Are there any tips as to how to set the tightness of my stiches?
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Good quality patterns, especially for clothes, have information about 'gauge'. These numbers will tell you the tightness that the creator of the pattern intended: how many stitches fit horizontally ...

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Where can I find good crocheting patterns?
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The best resource for all crochet and knitting needs by far is Ravelry. Ravelry requires you to create an account and provides an astounding library of patterns, yarns (so it's easy to find a ...

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What is the difference between normal single crochet and single crochet into back loop only?
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Most amigurumi patterns are worked in the round, not flat. For flat items the difference between regular and back loop only (blo) crochet stitches is striking, it creates horizontal ridges, which are ...

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How can I cleanly finish and starts rows, using single crochet, in my pokeballs?
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Genrally in amigurumi you don't crochet in rows, but in spiral. This way there is no visible seam at all, but you usually need a stitch marker to keep track of where rows begin and end. Here is a ...

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What to do with tail of yarn to hide it?
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This depends on the type of yarn you're using. If you're using cotton, flax (generally plant-based) or acrylic yarn, it's enough to tie a knot at the end. Knots made using wool yarn may get undone, ...

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What features should I look for in circular knitting needles to make them easier to use with my arthritis?
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In 2017 Prym introduced needles designed to work well for people with difficulty knitting, you could try those. They're plastic, triangular in cross-section and have a tiny ball on the tips. I have ...

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Crocheting: 'knife' grip vs 'pen' grip
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I crochet using knife grip, and tried to learn pen grip, since it is considered 'right' in my country. When learning, I found that pen grip allows you smaller hand movements, so it is better joints ...

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What crochet stitch is similar to a garter stitch in knitting?
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There are two techniques that produce this effect. Tunisian crochet looks similar, but only on the left side - the front will look close to weaved fabric and the item will be very thick. One more ...

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Does a minimal difference in hook sizes really change the outcome of a project?
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In case of small hooks, especially the tiny steel ones, it makes a difference. Look at at a picture (from this post) of two hearts crocheted using the same pattern, but different hooks: The ...

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How to wind a hank of yarn without a swift?
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You can visit your local yarn shop and use their swift and ball winder. It's likely to cost a little bit, but there are people who will gladly pay for the comfort of not having to do this on their own!...

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