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Crochet Double Chain (二重鎖編み)

I had my eye on a pretty capelet crochet pattern from this Japanese pattern book (Spring/Summer Handknit Collection for Women No. 7) for a few months, but didn’t have the right yarn on hand to start it until recently. So … Continue reading

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Japanese Needle and Hook Size Conversions

Introduction In Japan, as with the rest of the world, crafters typically use needles (棒針, bouhari) for knitting and hooks (かぎ針, kagibari) for crochet. In a Japanese knit/crochet pattern, the needle/hook section is often designated with one of the following: … Continue reading

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