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Crochet FAQs -- Frequently Asked Questions About Crochet
If you crochet, you probably have questions about some aspect of the pastime. This page is the place to find answers; it is our main index of frequently asked questions, with either answers or links to where the answers are found.
What Should I Do When My Crocheted Blanket Gets Narrow at the Top?
Lorrie is a beginner to crochet. She is wondering why her baby afghan is turning out to be narrower at the top than it is at the bottom. For anyone who has had this problem, here are some solutions.
Where Can I Get a Tunisian Crochet Hook?
A reader wants to know where to get a Tunisian crochet hook. Find the answer here.
What Does Each Square on a Crochet Chart Mean?
Wondering how to read a crochet chart? This question and answer session will help.
I'm Looking for a Pattern for a Crochet Head Wrap. Do You Have One?
Erin says, "I'm looking for a pattern for a crochet head wrap. Do you have one?" The answer: Sure we do!
Please Help -- My Yarn Is From Two Different Dye Lots
A reader emailed in distress over getting stuck with yarn from two different dye lots. This problem is more common than you might think. Want to know how to deal with yarn from two different dye lots? This technique will also help you deal with hand-dyed yarns that don't match well.
What Yarn Is Good for Crocheting Potholders?
If you have no idea what yarn to use for crocheting potholders, this question-and-answer session will help.
Question About Crocheting an Armrest
Amanda wants to know how to crochet an armrest. Here's the advice I gave her.
Where Can You Find Patterns for Milk Jug Covers?
A reader wants to know where to find crochet patterns for milk jug covers. We think these intriguing, elusive patterns are well worth finding too; we've provided links to some fantastic milk jug cover patterns for you to try.
How Do I Prevent Blisters When Crocheting?
A reader emailed with the following question: "I have been crocheting for many years. Lately I noticed I am forming a blister on my finger. How can I prevent this?" Get the answer here.
Are There Any Good Flower Patterns for Boys?
Mollie asks, "I would like to learn how to crochet a simple flower decoration that can be used for boys. Do you have any suggestions or tutorials?" Find the answer here.
Do You Have Free Crochet Patterns for Baby Shoes?
A reader wants to know whether we have any free crochet patterns for unisex baby shoes. The short answer: we sure do!
Can I Use Crochet Charts for Knitting?
Is it OK to knit from a crochet chart? Would anything strange happen? Find the answer here!
Question About Finding a Prayer Shawl Pattern
Want to know where to find a free pattern for a prayer shawl? We've got the answer for you.
Advertising Your Own Pattern Designs
A reader designed some crochet patterns, and she wants to know where to advertise them. Find the answer here.
Social Media FAQ
Here's some must-know information about my approach to social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter. If you're thinking of "following" or "liking" me, please read this first. Thanks for your interest!
Where Can I Find Free Beginner's Crochet Patterns for Making a Hat and Mittens?
A reader's question about where to find free beginner patterns for hats and mittens
A Reader Question RE Animal Crochet Appliques
One of our visitors is wondering whether we make any animal applique patterns available.
Is There A Fix for Jagged Edges When Crocheting From a Graph?
A reader is having problems with a charted design that has jagged edges where the colors touch each other, and she wants to know if there is a fix. Check out the answer here!
How Do I Contribute Free Crochet Patterns to About.com?
Wondering how to contribute free crochet patterns to About.com? This FAQ will give you the details.
Questions About a Vintage Table Runner Pattern on Our Website
I've corresponded with several crocheters regarding a vintage filet crochet pattern posted on our website. Here's a rundown of their questions and comments, which I hope will prove helpful to other crafters who want to work this pattern.
Do You Have Crochet Classes?
One of our readers asked if we make any crochet classes available. You can get the answer (with the latest available info) here.
What Size Crochet Hook Do I Need for Making a Rag Rug?
One of the tricky things about crocheting: figuring out which size crochet hook to use for which project. If you're wondering about what size hook would be good for rag rug making, check this page out for the answer.