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3 Ways to Change Color in Tunisian Crochet

3 Ways to Change Color in Tunisian Crochet

  Are you as obsessed with Tunisian crochet as I am?! The more I learn and create with these gorgeous stitches, the more I want to know. Full disclosure: I MIGHT have about 6 different WIPs (works in progress) going right now using various Tunisian crochet techniques. The most fun one is a striped shawl/ scarf that I'm working on, so I knew I had to do a tutorial on TL Yarn Crafts TV about color changing techniques with Tunisian crochet.  It might seem obvious, but if you really think about it, being able to change color in your crochet projects...


Make the Simple Tunisian Earwarmer *Free Pattern and Video Tutorial*

Make the Simple Tunisian Earwarmer *Free Pattern and Video Tutorial*

  If you've had some time to watch the Absolute Basics of Tunisian Crochet, you're saying "Ok, Toni. This technique is super pretty, but I can't swatch forever. What's next?" I am so glad you asked, my darling. :-) I'm excited to introduce to you to your first Tunisian crochet project, the Simple Tunisian Ear Warmer! I created this design as a beginner-friendly pattern for those just starting out with Tunisian crochet. I keep it easy by just working with one color and using the Tunisian simple stitch. And you won't need any special tools to make it! A normal 6.5mm...


The Absolute Basics of Tunisian Crochet *A Video Tutorial*

The Absolute Basics of Tunisian Crochet *A Video Tutorial*

  Do any of these sound like you? -I have this super long crochet hook in my stash and I have no idea what it's for. -I tried Tunisian crochet a long time ago, but it was really hard. Ugh! -I'm a crochet fanatic and have always wanted to try Tunisian, but I don't know where to start.  If you fall into any of these categories, I have a treat for you! It's called The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Tunisian Crochet. It's a 20 minute video now available on the brand new TL Yarn Crafts TV YouTube channel. In it, you'll learn...


4 Tips for Working With Pattern Testers

4 Tips for Working With Pattern Testers

Call it pattern testing. Call it tech editing. Whatever you call it, having an extra set of eyes on your patterns before you release them into the world is just a good idea. Remember how you used to ask someone to read over a paper before you submitted it? Think of it that way. Remember that old saying: Two heads are better than one! And this couldn't be more true when it comes to designing your own patterns for Etsy or Ravelry.    To date, I've designed and published just shy of 20 patterns in the 3 years TL Yarn...


9 Yarn-Loving Instagrammers You Need to Know

Toni Lipsey

Tags crochet, Crochet Corner, instagram

9 Yarn-Loving Instagrammers You Need to Know

It's been an amazing week playing along with the Rising Tide Society's #InstaTideChallenge. Since Monday, I, along with thousands of Instagram accounts, have used their prompts to share about my life and business as well as make new friends. To end the week, we were asked to show some love to others. So here are some of my favorite accounts on IG and why they all inspire me with every post (in no particular order).      1. Brittany of B.Hooked Crochet. I've been a big fan of Brittany for a long time. She's built a huge following by giving to others. Nearly every...

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