Crochet
Morgan Woltersdorf and Vincent-Green-Hite Holding Finished Crafts
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Knit vs. crochet is often a hot debate among fiber fanatics. It also just so happens to be the theme of our exclusive Knit Meets Knot series, where two yarn-thusiasts — knit artist Morgan Woltersdorf and crochet buff Vincent Green-Hite — stitch up the same project using their unique expertise with either needles or hooks. We chatted with the young entrepreneurs to get the lowdown on how their crafts have really impacted their lives, and what it takes to turn your passion into a profession.
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man and woman wearing identical teal hats, one crochet and one knit, standing back to back
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To the untrained eye, the difference between a knitted fabric and a crocheted one may not be super obvious. But to those in the know, knit and crochet are as different as night and day. Or are they? We’ll take a look at some of the common misconceptions about both crafts (does crochet *really* use more yarn?) and help you find reasons to love them both.
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Embellished Denim
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Vincent and Morgan let loose on denim and some yarn. See how they embellish two plain jean jackets using knitting and crochet stitches.
His & Hers
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Last but not least, Vincent and Morgan stitch up a couple of unexpected accessories to gift each other.
Beanies
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Vincent and Morgan each stitch up beanies using the same type of yarn, but with different crafts. See how knitting and crochet result in two distinct looks.
Toys
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How do knitting and crochet stitches work up differently in similar applications? Find out as our hosts knit and crochet cute animal toys.
Cowls
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Vincent and Morgan make cowls to fit their unique styles. They also add buttons for a little extra flair.
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Knitting vs. crochet: What's the difference? And is one better than the other? Find out in this Bluprint original series, where crochet artist Vincent Green-Hite and knit artist Morgan Woltersdorf stitch up the same five projects side by side. Along the way (with a bit of friendly banter), they offer tips and techniques for knitters and knotters of all levels.
Vincent Green-Hite & Morgan Woltersdorf
Vincent Green-Hite & Morgan Woltersdorf
Close up of hands working with purple yarn and a wooden crochet hook
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Here's a little secret about advanced crochet stitches: they're all variations and different combinations of the basic crochet stitches! So, if you're looking to stitch up something a little fancier and know how to crank out a double crochet, you can totally work these next-level stitch combos. Get ready for texture, color and all the lacy goodness.
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woman sitting in a chair with a purple crochet afghan draped around her
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When designing your own crochet blanket, you have a bunch of stitch options to choose from. But we happen to think the ones below will make a particularly great blanket or afghan. All you have to do is figure out what size you want it to be (we suggest making a gauge swatch first), decide the length of your starting chain, then get started!
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