Smart Knit Crocheting

Learn to Knit or Crochet Smart:  You'll Be So Glad You Did!

Have you caught the knit or crochet bug yet?  It's not a germ, but it could become addictive. Love to Knit or Crochet?  You're in the right place.

Love the thought of learning to knit or crochet.  Great, we're here to help you along your journey into a thoroughly enjoyable hobby that may take you places you hadn't even realized.

Need a few new pointers, or a new way of looking at old problems.  Yes, we've got you covered there too.

Why Knitting and Crocheting

There's something so addictive about using your hands to make this type of craft.  You've seen the cartoon about someone knitting a short scarf, that ends up dragging on the floor?

Once you begin a project, it's easy to pick it up in every spare moment, while you're watching TV, or chatting, on a plane or a bus, or even on lunch hour at work.

Knitting and Crocheting could very well be the

  • most versatile
  • most portable
  • most inexpensive
  • most fulfilling way to add meaning to your life

So how exactly do you knit or crochet smart?

So how exactly do you knit or crochet smart?  Thought you'd never ask.

Just remember, even the most glamorous garments are made with basic techniques and easy stitches that most beginners already know.

When you're just getting started, you may think you need to follow someone else's instruction but I have a little secret for you.

You do not necessarily need to follow someone else's instructions.

With a little background and mastery of some basic stitches, you can design your own project!

It is not as difficult as it seems. That is where this website comes in.  Smart Knit Crocheting promises to help you to solve a variety of design and "how to do's" problems while you are planning to implement your very own, creative ideas.

Maybe you want to knit up a quick scarf, or show off your handiwork making a complete baby layette. 

Perhaps you are new to knitting or crocheting and just can't wait to finish that first project.  Or, possibly, you're well beyond the beginner stage, and are looking for something a bit more challenging.   

We've got you covered.

From the very beginner through the seasoned knit or crochet enthusiast there's something for you here.

Knit crocheting smart

Have you ever been faced with one or more of these common situations?

  • You've read the instructions and think you understand until you try to do it for yourself and that's when your eyes glaze over.

  • You are very proud of that new gorgeous doily which you crocheted last week. It looks perfect. The only thing bothers you. It does not lay flat on the surface. Why doesn't it?

  • You have a description of a beautiful sweater. It is exactly your size; everything looks the way you would like to. You take the recommended brand of yarn, the very same size of needles and decide to check a pattern gauge. Alas... It does not match the one in the description. What now?

  • You are going to crochet a dress for your 3-year-old daughter. There is a nice one in your favorite magazine. But it says "for 2-year girl." It does not look as if it's going to fit. You like that dress! What should you do to change the size?

  • You decided to crochet a shawl of motifs for your Mom. She liked the one you showed her at some web site, but she would prefer to have it not that lacy and from thicker yarn. You crochet a motif sample or swatch (always recommended). It is twice as large as the one in the description! What do you do now?

There is a hope for you to find solutions to  similar problems on this site. Everyone one who has ever picked up a hook or a pair of needles is face at one point with some form of problem. Maybe there is a simple solution, but far more common, the problems are a bit more complicated than you first imaged.

Smart Knit Crocheting - Over the Years

Hi, I'm Janice and I'm the new owner of this website.  The site fell into my hands very early in 2021 and I am so excited to jump in with yarn in hand, and hopefully provide some answers to your questions and problems along the way.

Much of the original work for this site was done by a very experienced needle crafter who created much of the older pages on this site.  It was based on her hard-learned experience accumulated during more than 30 years  of knitting and crocheting projects. From there, the site remained in the very capable hands of an experienced crafter and artist.

Now, the torch has been passed to me.  I recognize many of projects that the original owner wrote about on this site, because she reminds me so much of my grandmother who taught me how to knit, crochet, and any other needle craft that happened to be of interest to her at the time, so very many years ago.  As a very young girl, I watched her crochet gorgeous lacy table cloths, doilies in every color of the day, and super warm sweaters, hats, mittens, and socks for every family member and friend she knew.  

Those days are long gone, but the memories linger and what is most striking is the knowledge she passed on to her grandchildren, including myself that may seem dated, but is truly timeless, even after half a century.

To use  the information presented here, you don't need to be a very skilled master. Most of the glamorous and festive projects can be made with the simplest possible patterns and basic techniques. So how do we do that smart approach? Many answers can be found in this "HOW-TO-DO" site.

What you can expect to find in this website...

Everyone starts somewhere, and this site is especially suitable for the ultra beginner -- that is someone still struggling to figure out the difference between a hook and a needle.

My goal is to help you learn the basics so you too can knit or crochet the smart way.

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The information is now in your hands. Follow the step by step instructions and patterns - or be creative; the choice is yours. Once each hand does its job, the yarn cooperates and your work starts to look like a real masterpiece, you can relax and enjoy the process. Your dreams become true!

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