Category Archives: Blog

YARN AND CROCHET BLOG

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.

5 Great Benefits of using Flax Linen Crochet Thread

We all love to use cotton crochet thread for our delicate projects such as doilies, jewelry, flowers, etc. Cotton is soft, durable, washable and breaths.  But did you know that you can use linen crochet thread as well. And the best linen crochet thread is flax linen crochet thread. Flax linen crochet thread offers the […]

What is tatting and how is it used?

What is tatting? What are its origins and what is used for today? This blog article explores the history of tatting and provides access to a 400+ page free eBook containing hundreds of classic tatting patterns.

Crochet Thread vs Yarn – what’s the difference?

We sell a lot of crochet thread. But what makes it different from yarn? Why are the sizes backward and what do you use it for?

What does 100% Mercerized Cotton Mean?

Our Monaco Cotton Crochet Thread is made from 100% mercerized Egyptian cotton and yields great results for your crochet projects. But what does mercerized mean and why does it yield such great results? This article explains the process and benefits of mercerization for yarn crafters.

PURSE DE FLEUR DE LIS

From a stitch I liked on FaceBook to a new hand bag. Check out this free pattern and videos.

This post is from an earlier blog but the pattern still yields a great handbag that is fun, easy to make and very functional.

Heliconia: A crocheted piece of tropical paradise

It’s been a long time since I came to my blog!  I have plenty of things to say about my crocheting, well for that long absence, as if my blog has gone AWOL, things have piled up! But that is because I have been creating and designing a lot of patterns. I also went in hibernation to […]

The Dune Crochet Handbag

In this blog I show you how to make this cool handbag I call the Dune Crochet Handbag. Included in the article is a video tutorial on the Tunisian stitch I used.