Knit and Crochet Ever After

Misc. Tips and Tricks

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


How To Make A Center Pull Ball Of Yarn

This tutorial will show you how to make a center pull ball of yarn using only your hands (as opposed ...
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Fixing Gauge When Height Is Incorrect AKA Golden Loop Method

This tutorial will talk about something called the Golden Loop Method. It is a trick to use when your gauge ...
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How to Eliminate The Gaps From Turning Chains Tutorial

If you prefer, see a written/photo tutorial of this technique here. Ever wish you could get rid of the gap ...
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How To Fasten Off And Weave In Ends

Learn how I fasten off and weave in my ends on all my projects with this tutorial ...
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How To Read A Yarn Label Tutorial

This video is one I made before I even had a channel (hence the robotic talking); however it has some ...
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Comparison of Clover Soft Touch and Amour Crochet Hooks

This video is a mini review of the Clover Amour Crochet Hooks. It will also give a side by side ...
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How To Wind Yarn With A Swift

Thinking about purchasing a yarn swift or yarn winder? Watch this video to not only see how to work them, ...
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Crocheting With Multiple Strands Of Yarn

This tutorial shows you how to crochet when the pattern calls for working with more than one strand of yarn ...
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How To Crochet An Open Tube or Circle Tutorial

This viewer request shows how to make an open ring in crochet. This is used for bottom up beanies or ...
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What Is Gauge, Why Is It Important, And How To Get It

If you are still trying to understand gauge, what it is, why is important, why is it on a yarn ...
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4 Comments

  • Wendy Campana

    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.

  • Lisa Sovitsky

    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.

    • crocheteverafter

      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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