Tag Archives: Advice

Drinking Spirits & Stitching with The Tennessee Stitch


I have been working on a big project.  The Tree of Life Aghan in Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy.  I found this pattern on Ravelry.com, that linked to Lion Brand’s website.  There is a crochet pattern and a knit … Continue reading

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A Pattern For The Very First Time


I don’t know if you are like me, but I am admitting that reading patterns takes me a bit getting used to. It’s nothing to do with not being smart enough or anything like that but I always find the … Continue reading

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21 Tips for Beginning Crocheters with The Tennessee Stitch


This week, we are going to cut loose and have a little fun.  I have put together some fun and silly tips for the beginning crocheter.  Leave comments and share your tips as well.  Enjoy!  This is meant to make … Continue reading

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Why does my hand hurt?


Why does my hand hurt? Is it the hook I use? Is it the yarn I use? Am I crocheting for too many hours a day? I might have to stop crocheting if this pain keeps up! What are some … Continue reading

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How to Calculate How Much Yarn You Need


Figuring out the amount of yarn you need when you are forced to do a yarn substitution is much easier than you realize. Grab that trust old calculator and let’s figure out the math. For this example, I am going … Continue reading

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How To Block Crochet with The Tennessee Stitch


When I started crocheting, blocking was a mystery to me!  Today, I want to share with you what I have learned. What Is Blocking? Blocking is a technique used to “polish” a completed piece.  By polish, I mean to make … Continue reading

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Crochet Blind Folded Verses Boucle


A viewer writes: “How does anyone use Boucle? I just can’t see my stitches!” Fun Fact: Boucle is pronounced as Boo-Clay. Until only a few years ago I would call this Bewsel. Don’t ask me why I thought the name … Continue reading

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