In this section you will find articles about various methods for storing your project sheets and magazines. You will find the crochet Abbreviations used in the crochet patterns on this site, ways you can store your yarn and thread and much more crochet related information.

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I have been crocheting since 1971 at the age of 5 and I have been designing my own patterns since 1982 at the age of 15.

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You will learn different ways to store your crafting magazines. For example, you can store them in plastic magazine holders that can be purchased at any large box store. Click the button below to find more ways to store your magazines.

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Here is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations in crochet.
Also you will find some of the special stitches I created and use in some of my patterns.

Braid Stitch
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Braid Stitch (brd)

This stitch is called the braid stitch (brd) cause it looks like a braid. it can be used in any pattern and is best used with a dc next to it. You can do a whole row of just the brd stitches but you will end up with a knobbly type of effect so you may want to make sure that when working in rows, you do a row of sc on every other row so that the knobbly stuff is all on one side.

Checker Stitch Stitch
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This stitch is called the checker stitch. It can be used along with other stitches in a pattern whether working in rows or in rounds. 

Flag Stitch
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 Flag Stitch (flg): It is a single standing stitch and not a pattern stitch. It can be used in many different types of patterns and I have designed 3 patterns that have this stitch in it. One is worked in the round and the other one is part of a dishcloth pattern that can also be used as a sampler square.

Sample of Side Links Double Treble
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This stitch is an adaptation from the Linked trebles found in the Harmony Guide to Crochet Stitches on Page 18. I have changed it a little bit to make it taller and instead of working the stitches on the horizontal bars on the sides of the stitches, you work on the vertical loops down the side of the stitches.