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Crochet, knitting and pretty much any needlework craft is and can be very therapeutic. It helps with being productive and can keep you busy when you're bored. That's why for ten years, at least, I have been crocheting. Most of the time, it's because I just want to make something. I know a lot of you out there are beginners, so I'll give you a few tips and tricks.

Now, I know some of you are eager to get your hands on some knitting needles, so let's do this. I'll also post up some easy patterns that even those who aren't familiar with crochet abbreviations can try. 

So watch this space, if you want to try your hand at crochet or knitting.

Yarns, Needles and a Pattern

Dictionary Corner

WORD OF THE MONTH:

Dc - Double Crochet

Another simple and common stitch in crochet. So, before you slip your hook in the next stitch, twist the yarn over the hook, then proceed with the beginning of the single crochet. When you have three loops on your hook, yarn over, and pull through the first two loops, yarn over again, and bring it through the last two loops.

If you're working on a continuous round, so you don't turn, use a marker to remind you where you started that "next" row. You can use a paper clip, or another piece of thread, just feed it through the first stitch

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Show Me How It's Done

Practice is the best way to learn how to crochet and knit, and most other crafts, for that matter, but there are times where theory and knowledge factor in too. So watch out for the articles that feature the how's, why's and some favourite patterns of mine.

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