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5 Tips on Gauge | KT and the Squid

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For some projects match the correct gauge can make the difference of producing an item that you love or despise.  When I first started crocheting I would see the gauge section and think, “Ugh…do I have to?” but as I got more into crochet the more I actually enjoyed swatching for gauge. Here are 5 tips for a more successful gauge experience. Continue reading 5 Tips on Gauge | KT and the Squid

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5 Crochet Hook Tips | KT and the Squid

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When I first started crocheting one thing I didn’t put to much thought into were my hooks. Over the years I have collected quite a few and have learned they are just as important as the yarn. Here are a few hook tips you may not have thought about. Continue reading 5 Crochet Hook Tips | KT and the Squid

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Crocheting/Knitting a Sweater: How to Choose the the Right Size for YOU | KT and the Squid

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Crocheting or knitting a sweater can be very intimidating if you have never done it before. I can tell you from experience one of the worst feelings is to take all the time to make everything perfectly only to have a sweater not fit quite right. Then I found out there was a little more to choosing the right size than I thought. It’s not quite as easy as just choosing small medium or large. Here are some tips that I hope will save you some of the frustration I’ve felt in the past. Continue reading Crocheting/Knitting a Sweater: How to Choose the the Right Size for YOU | KT and the Squid

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How to: Sew a Zipper onto a Crochet/Knit Sweater

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Adding a zipper to a crochet or knit sweater makes a special garment even more special. I know I was intimidated by them at first but it really is easy. Believe me! I am horrible at anything that has to do with sewing so if I can do it, anyone can! Continue reading How to: Sew a Zipper onto a Crochet/Knit Sweater

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Tips for Selling Crochet Items #4: Photographing Items

First off, I’d like to say I am by NO means an expert photographer. In fact, I am barely an amateur but I make it work and you can too!

It wasn’t long into my “career” of selling crochet items that I realized the picture means everything. Your photo is the first impression you get because it’s the first thing your customer sees. A photo determines if they will click on the listing or not. Continue reading Tips for Selling Crochet Items #4: Photographing Items

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How to Work in the 3rd Loop a Better Way! Video Tutorial

I recently learned this technique from Becky of Grammy Dirlam and was happy to make a video tutorial!

When you work in the 3rd loop of a half double crochet normally you are left with a large gap in the fabric. This technique involves you not only working the 3rd loop but the forth loop as well. The creates a more sturdy fabric with no gaps at all.