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Learn the Double Seed Stitch in Tunisian Crochet

Learn the Double Seed Stitch in Tunisian Crochet

If necessity is the mother of invention, then these new Tunisian crochet mug rugs that I designed are evidence of that. Several months ago, I covered my cheapo IKEA desk with this delightful marble contact paper. I love how thick and glossy it is. As time went on, I saw that my numerous coffee mugs were leaving (temporary) little rings on the surface. Well, after all my hard work of covering this desk, I didn't want it to get damaged.  I knew mug rugs (b.k.a. coasters) were in order, but I was stumped as to what the design would look...


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...


9 Yarn-Loving Instagrammers You Need to Know

Toni Lipsey

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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...