CAL, crochet pattern, Fashion

This week we will finish it up our Ruffled Victorian Cowl with lots and lots of “ruffle as you go”! At this point, our pattern becomes a no-frills, “meditative” type of crocheting that you can easily memorize in just a couple of rows. It is the perfect project to carry along on road trips, waiting […]

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Crocodile Stitch Khaleesi Fingerless Gloves – Part Two

CAL, Cals, Crochet News, crochet pattern, Free Patterns, How To, Uncategorized

If you are a Game of Thrones lover, you’ll understand why I named these gloves after the “Khaleesi.”  If not, don’t worry, it took me quite  while to get into HBO’s “Game of Thrones” craze, (which I later learned  was based on a fantasy book series, which I didn’t read. I’m not hip enough, I […]

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Crocodile Stitch Convertible Mittens CAL – Part Two

CAL, Cals, crochet pattern, Free Patterns, Uncategorized

  The Crocodile Stitch Convertible Mittens CAL have been a big hit in our Crochet Along Facebook Group! After posting the first part last week, I watched with glee as members began posting such beautiful project pictures. I never get tired of seeing you projects from my patterns on social media…In fact, if you hashtag […]

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Multi-CAL Project #1: Convertible Mittens

Article, CAL, Cals, Crochet Along, Crochet News, crochet pattern, Free Patterns

Stitching An American Dream CAL: Welcome!  How serendipitous it is to be able to both kick off a new exciting venture and celebrate the 20th anniversary of my arrival in the U.S. at the same time–and with a project that I designed using a yarn with a rainbow colorway! I’m about to grab some red pumps […]

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5 Golden Rules of Crochet


Over years of pleasure, frustration, challenges and lots of trial and error as both a hobby and professional crochet designer, I have come to develop a set of what I call The Five Golden Rules of Crochet.  While I certainly don’t claim to know everything—to this day and forever after I will always be learning […]

October 14, 2016

Crocodile Stitch Car Seat Cover

crochet pattern, Free Patterns

Crocodile Stitch Car Seat Cover Designed by Lianka Azulay 2016          Materials: 5 skeins of Bonita Yarns Dream Baby in Summer Flowers colorway (Baby weight, #3, 100% acrylic), 331m/362 yds per skein. You can purchase this yarn at Yardage: approximately 1500 yds/1400 m US size H (5.00 mm) hook 2 One […]

September 15, 2016

Top 10 French Crochet Blogs


Top 10 Crochet Blogs in France By Gaelle Gonzales, French correspondent. Not only the word Crochet derived from the French term “crochet”, meaning small hook, France has a long history with producing great works of fashion and art. Our international correspondent, crochet lover and translator, Gaelle Gonzales, is guiding us through what’s popular among Franco-crocheters. Gaelle […]

September 9, 2016

Welcome to Dick’s Knots


Hello and welcome! I am Richard Hookinloop. I’ve been crocheting off and on for over 50 years, and I’m not about to stop now! I’ve made hats, vests, rope, bathmats, pictures and all sorts of other things using yarn, seine twine, sisal, string, copper wire, rope, rubber bands and much else. I’ve used hooks made […]

September 9, 2016

Fall 2016 Fashion Trends

Article, Fashion

By Luanna Azulay, New York Correspondent As I wandered around the streets of New York City, fall collections are everywhere. There are lot of distinct fashions that are here to stay in this new season to come, while others slightly modified. Cullote pants – Those that you might have seen around for the past couple […]

September 9, 2016