Crochet Alongs Garments

Clear Skies Cardigan Part 3: Back Panel

Welcome back to Part 3 of the Clear Skies Cardigan CAL! If you’re looking for past parts or more information, you can find the full schedule and Materials list at the Main CAL Page HERE. This week, we are tackling the back panel of the cardigan. Once again, it’s fairly simple crocheting! The main difference …

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Clear Skies Cardigan Part 2: Front Panels

Welcome back to part 2 of the Clear Skies Cardigan CAL! Looking for the other parts? You can find the complete supplies list and schedule on the main Clear Skies CAL page HERE. This week’s segment of the cardigan pattern includes two matching front panels.     Materials J/6.0mm Crochet Hook; Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca …

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Clear Skies Cardigan Part 1: Gauge Swatch and Pockets

If you’re gearing up to make this cardigan, you probably already know that gauge is crucial to getting the right fit. And if you’re going to put the hours into making a sweater, it’s really important that it fits! Still, sitting down to make a gauge swatch to throw away is NO fun. Who wants …

Crochet Tips

The Most Common Crochet Gauge Problems (and How to Fix Them)

I have a complicated relationship with crochet gauge and gauge swatches. As a creative soul, it’s hard to feel inspired by making a 6″ square, when really, I want to wear this gorgeous crochet sweater, like, yesterday. So usually I skip it. And instead, I follow my crochet pattern exactly. I crochet carefully, so I …

Crochet Hooks

The Best Ergonomic Hooks for Pain Free Crocheting

We’ve all been there. “Just one more row,” turns into two, then three, then sixteen. Crocheting is too much fun to stop! But finally, you notice a cramp, or a twinge in your wrist. Maybe you get the classic numbness and tingling, or maybe your muscles ache from the strain. Whatever your symptoms, they’re made …