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Our monthly blog contains articles of interest to crocheters, tatters, crafters and yarn enthusiast. Here we discuss various aspects of our craft, its techniques, and material and tools we use when working on our projects.

What are the sizes of crochet thread? Check out our size guide.

Various Crochet Threads

Crochet threads come in many sizes, ranging from size 3 to size 100. Some are nearly as thick as yarn, while others are as thin as sewing thread. The key to understanding thread size is that the larger the number the thinner the thread.

Knitting vs Crochet. What’s the difference?

Similar, yet different. What are the differences between knitting and crochet? Here we will provide you with a brief introduction to both and jump into their similarities and differences. What is knitting? Knitting, is a method or means, of creating a woven fabric, usually done by hand using two long needles, called knitting needles. It […]

What is crochet thread?

Crochet Thread on white background

At Lyn’s Crafts we sell a lot of crochet thread. Our customers love our Monaco, Aunt Lydia’s, Alize, and Lizbeth threads. But what is crochet thread? How is it made and what can you do with it? What is it made of? Crochet thread is a specially formulated thread, usually made from mercerized cotton, that […]

How big is that yarn or thread? We show you how big our yarns and threads are.

Alize Yarns and Threads

How big is that yarn on your website? A while ago a customer left a review stating that she was disappointed in the size of the crochet thread she purchased. It was not the thread size (size 3 vs size 10) that she was displeased with, it was the size of the ball, too small […]

Gradient vs Variegated yarn, What’s the difference?

Crochet Shawl made with Gradient Yarn

While solid color yarns are the staple of most crafters stash, variegated and gradient yarns add the ability to make ordinary crochet or knitting more dynamic. In this blog post we discuss what makes them different and what they can be used for. So, what is a variegated yarn? Variegated yarn(sometimes called multi-color) is yarn […]

Recycle your Poinsettia and Holly crochet into an awesome holiday decor

If you are like me, and have been crocheting for a while, you end up with a collection of items from past projects, usually relegated to being kept in some dark storage area. In my case a drawer within a dresser in our basement. Here is the drawer where I am keeping my old projects. […]

Looking for an awesome crochet thread for your next project. We have it right here.

A thread for all seasons. As summer turns to fall, many crafters switch gears from warm weather projects to projects for the shorter, and hopefully, cooler days ahead. And while part of the reason for the switch is the cooler weather, the other reason is that fall is the start of craft fair season. That […]

What is the best yarn you never heard of?

Balinese Cotton Yarn

How we started When I first arrived in the US, I found myself with lots of time on my hands. Hubby was busy working, kids were in school and I was home with nothing to do. In the evenings, when hubby got home, he would take me out and show me around my new hometown. […]

Looking for the 10 best brands of crochet thread. We have them right here.

Crochet Threads

In the world of thread craft, particularly knitting and crochet, there are two main types of of materials used: Yarns and Threads. While there are many brands of yarns on the market, there are relatively few brands of crochet thread. Crochet thread is not sewing thread. Crochet thread is more like a fine yarn used […]

Looking for the right hooks for your crochet thread? Check out this blog post.

When starting out with crochet thread, one of the most commonly asked questions is: What type of hook do I need? The second most commonly asked question is, what size hook to use with the different sizes of crochet thread. Here we will answer both questions and give you a guide to which hook to […]