TIPS FOR ACHIEVING A GREAT FINISH TO YOUR PROJECT:
1. Know the Numbers: Always check dye- lot numbers when purchasing
yarn and purchase the full amount needed plus an extra skein or two. 2. Take a Stand: Freestanding paper- towel holders work well for holding balls of thread and make it easy to work with more than one color at a time. 3. Avoid Those Holes: When working motifs that begin with a chain joined into a ring, you can begin with a chain- two instead of the ring if the pattern begins with a single crochet. Work the required number of single crochet into the second chain from the hook, using it as the “ring.” If the pattern begins with a double crochet, begin with a chain- four instead of the ring and work the required number of double crochet into the fourth chain from the hook to form the ring. 4. Smooth Stitching: Beeswax is a great tool for keeping your hooks stitching smoothly. First clean your hooks with rubbing alcohol, dry with a soft cloth, then buff with beeswax! They will zip through your stitchwork! 5. On the Edge: When edging garments, begin at a seam (underarm, shoulder or sleeve) and then work around; join and continue as instructed. This technique avoids drawing the eye to a joining at a corner of the neck or lower front.