Needle Arts
It's one thing to be a totally amazing designer and crocheter; it's another to blog about your craft in a way that's engaging, promotes community, and keeps us coming back week after week. Hats off to these ladies (and gent!) for making us love all things crochet even more (if that's even possible).
Ashley Little
Help kiddos channel their inner fox with this adorable headband. Working a few long stitches over your white rows is the key to bringing the sweet face to life. Top it off with some embroidered details, and this critter's ready to play.
Beginner
Sew
Everyone has that defining get-ready-in-the-morning moment: the one where you look at your closet, see an array of options and still feel like you have nothing to wear.
Bluprint
Sew
There's nothing sweeter than baking fun cookies with your little kitchen helper. Unless, of course, you're rocking matching aprons! This reversible option is a cinch to sew, and fits kids who are between ages 3 and 6. If your kiddo is older, don't worry: you just have to add length or width to your pattern and you'll be good to go.
Beginner
If you've been perusing crochet boards on Pinterest and had a jonesing to start the craft, you've come to the right place. Even if you've never held a hook before or don't know a slip knot from a single crochet, use this guide to pick up basic techniques and tips. By the time you're done, you'll be ready to crochet in rows, which is all you need to make a scarf or even a simple blanket.
Kathryn Vercillo
Move aside, groovy chevron blankets from the 1970s (but don't go far, we still love you!). Crochet chevrons are making a comeback, and we're here for it. Check out some of our favorite ways to make waves.
Bluprint
At first glance, this stitch pattern doesn't scream chevron — it's missing the telltale peaks and valleys running along the bottom edge — but it still has the feel of a classic chevron. Clever color changes create the gentle ripple pattern. Go high contrast with your colors to make the pattern pop.
Beginner
Sew
Sure, you can make beautiful clothes and accessories by sewing straight seams. But if you want to tackle scooped necklines or round pillows and clutches, you need to be curvalicious.
Andrea Brown
Sew
Unless you're a circus contortionist, you may need to unzip, unbutton, untie or otherwise open up a fitted garment in order to wriggle into it. Closures like zippers have an important function, but they're also a fun way to give a garment a little personality. Think about what's in your stewing stash: You probably have some buttons in there that you can't wait to use!
Rochelle New
Sew
If you want to be taken seriously as a clothing designer, you need to both show and tell. Whether your goal is to go to fashion school, start your own business or audition for the next season of Project Runway, you won’t get far without a killer portfolio.
Julia Garza
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