All Posts by Babs

Great Grids in Crochet

​​​​​Today’s video tutorial shows you how to create ​great grids. Open work with a squared off look, often used in shawls and blankets for a lighter feel and giving the easiest lace look out there.   This stitch is used in our ​free Crochet Pattern ​”Popcorn at the Movies Shawl”. Note:  Links in the ‘What I Used’ […]

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Errata

On this page you will find any errors (erratum) we identify with yarnpeople printed issues.  Errors in digital copies are corrected and re-issued via Ravelry.  Print Issues are not so simply dealt with and we provide all details here. Should you find an error within a printed copy of yarnpeople please contact Karen@yarnpeople.co.uk so we […]

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Easy Magic Circle in Crochet

A simple video tutorial showing you how to create that sometimes confusing Magic Circle. A magic circle is an expandable, or shirinkable circle used to begin a spiral or circular design.  It is often used in the centre of a pentagonal shape for a blanket motif for example. Perfect for a tight start to a hat, […]

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How to Use QR Codes

​We use the square QR codes in the print copies of yarnpeople for your digital download copies of ​all the individual patterns and a digital version of the magazine. A QR code is a square collection of dots which most mobile phones and pad devices can automatically recognised and ask if you wish to open the […]

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Unexpected Unboxing of yarnpeople

​​​​​​YES!!!! Finally we have the printed version of yarnpeople.  ​This much requested move from digital to print has been so scary to bring to life and I’m beyond thrilled at the results.  Here’s my overexcited unboxing reactions.  I’ll be sharing a proper look through the mag soon. If you want to grab a copy for […]

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A Fun Crochet Flat Braid Join

​​​This is the top down rope join or braid join, my goto joining technique for motifs, granny squares and cowls. I find the method quite relaxing as I work my way through completing a blanket and a speedy way to fiish up the join for a cowl. Note:  Links in the ‘What I Used’ box below are […]

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How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch | Scales

​​This is the ​second of two tutorials to create the stunning crocodile stitch in crochet.  ​This is where the beauty of the stitch becomes apparent.  Once he first set of scales have been created the rest becomes much easier to work on with the scales overlapping to build up a beautiful finish. It’s also a great […]

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How to Crochet Crocodile Stitch | V Stitch

​​This is the first of two tutorials to create the stunning crocodile stitch in crochet.  This is one of the first  stitches I learned, after basics as I adored the texture and of course dragons.  I instantly had visions of dragon scale garments running through my head, which have yet to fully arrive but they’re […]

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How to Crochet a Simple Star

​A fun and fast make for applique, wizards robes, witches wands, Fairy Godmother’s wands and of course our very own Winter Fir Teacosy. This  video tutorial shows how to create a simple 5 pointed star, starfish or sunburst.  The patterns is written below and the video walks you through the process with both US and UK […]

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Crochet a Christmas Tea Cosy

As we spend more time closeup and personal with friends and family there is ever more opportunity to spill the tea 😉 Now you can ensure you are ready with a winter fir tea cozy topped off with a gold star. Its great for using left over yarn, or if you prefer to match the sample […]

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