Misc. Tips and Tricks

These tutorials don’t fit into any specific stitch category. They are simply helpful tips and tricks for your projects.


  1. How To Make A Center Pull Ball Of Yarn

  2. Fixing Gauge When Height Is Incorrect AKA Golden Loop Method

  3. How to Eliminate The Gaps From Turning Chains Tutorial

  4. How To Fasten Off And Weave In Ends

  5. How To Read A Yarn Label Tutorial

  6. How To Wind Yarn With A Swift

  7. Crocheting With Multiple Strands Of Yarn

  8. What is Gauge, Why Is It Important, And How To Get It


4 thoughts on “Misc. Tips and Tricks

  1. I am working the Trumpet Basket and having a problem with it showing exactly were I joined. Is there anyway to eliminate this? Thank you.


  2. I made your owl basket with super bulky 6. lion brand hometown usa 100% acrylic in houston cream. I used a 8mm hook . I love it but it feels a little flimsy,. I only used one strand, tried the 4 strand but the yarn was not working.
    It looks ok I wonder do you think it would have been better to use 2 strands? What do you think of blocking or stiffening it?? thanks for your expertise.


    • Hi there, for the 8mm hook I would do two strands (that is what I used for the owl basket two pattern — same yarn and hook). I would go down a hook with only one strand. To get the basket stiff you want to work your stitches like you were making an amigurumi — super tight. I think you could definitely starch the basket to get it stiffer so you wouldn’t have to frog it. I would stick it in liquid starch and then put it over a bowl to dry. 🙂


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