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the Importance of Gauge

Posted by Jorie Jones on

What is ‘Gauge’ and Why YOU Should Care On most yarn labels there is information about the yarn, such as fiber content, care instructions, yarn weight, and gauge for both knitting and crochet. You’ll also see many patterns reference how to meet gauge. This is all great, except what is gauge and why is it important?  Gauge is a way to determine if your tension as a crocheter will meet the expected sizing of the pattern you’re following given if you are using the same yarn weight and hook size as the designer has specified. Gauge is also a way...

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the Yarn Cactus

Posted by Jorie Jones on

The mere beginning of "the Yarn Cactus" - where we dabble in all things crochet & yarn! Heck, we might even explore other yarn arts, like knitting :)

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What I wish I would've known when I started to crochet ...

Posted by Jorie Jones on

So you're learning to crochet? A quick summary of what I wish I had known when I got my start. Well really when I picked it back up after years without.

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