How to Read Yarn Labels

Yarn labels are full of important informations, so learning how to read them is a crucial lesson. It will make choosing the right materials much easier for you!...

Synthetic and Novelty Yarns

We call this type of yarn synthetic or artificial yarns. Instead of sourcing fibers from living organisms, people learnt how to make them through chemical synthesis. In this...

Plant Fiber-Based Yarns

This article is a part of Yarn 101 series ⟶ Types of Yarn. ◉ To create a plant-based yarn, you need to obtain plant fibers, such as cotton, flax or...

Animal Fiber-Based Yarns

This article is a part of Yarn 101 series ⟶ Types of Yarn. ◉ Source of these fibers are domesticated animals, such as goats, sheep, camelids or rabbits. In this...

Types of Yarn

There are many types of yarn, each of which has different qualities, look, durability and price. Some of them use natural fibers, other are man-made, but there are...

Yarn Weights and Ply

featured photo by Jake | KENYARN / instagram.com (@isthatkenyarn) ◉ Yarn weight categories tell us how thick a yarn is. There are 8 main categories, which contain different types of...

Yarn Ball Types

featured photo by Fiber for the People ® / instagram.com (@fiber.for.the.people) ◉ When purchasing materials for a new crochet project, you buy individual units, which contain a particular length of...

Crochet hook

Crochet hook The crochet hook is a tool for making crochet knitwear by hand. It’s long and narrows towards one end where there is a hook which draws the...

Working with a crochet hook

Working with a crochet hook There are various techniques of holding a crochet hook while working. Although most available instructions concern right-handed crochet, there are more and more training...

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