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Adding borders.  Create that finished look with a beautiful border

Beautiful Beginnings  Explore the different techniques to beginning a project and determine which suits you best

Flat Circles Find the answer to the popular question - why is my circle never flat?

Granny Square Success Learn three techniques to create beautiful granny squares that can also be used in other projects. 

Reading Symbol Charts.  Open the world of patterns available reading symbol charts

Socks Tips for making successful socks

Taking the curl out of Tunisian crochet  Does your tunisian crochet curl up?  See our hints for how to stop this happening.

Taking the gap out of treble stitches  Do you love to creat clothing but worry about the gaps that come between the treble stitches?  See our hints how to remove these appearing in your garments

The Invisible Double Crochet Decrease Ever wandered how to get rid of the gaps that appear when you decrease?  Here's how.

Which crochet hook should I use?  Tips on choosing a crochet hook for your project

Zips Add a zip to your project



Tatting.  Val D shares some tips she's picked up from her own experiencesand advice she has received from others


All Crafts

A Collection of Knitting & Crochet Tips.  Tips shared by customers of Crochet Australia relating to crochet and knitting

Beading. Tips for working with beads when crocheting, knitting or tatting.

Blocking.  Find out what blocking is all about, and how you can go about blocking your work.

Care Symbols.  Have you ever wandered what all those symbols on your balls mean?  Find out here, to preserver your hard work.

Colour Selection Helpful hints for selecing colours for your projects

Finger Exercises  Look after your hands, fingers and wrists for crafting with these exercises (coming soon)

Finishing Touches Tips to completing your projects and giving them that professional touch

Joining Yarns See some video tutorials on the different techniques for joining yarn in your projects

Swatches  Making the best use of your swatches

Storing hand-made garments

Teaching.  A Grandmother shares her perspective of teaching her granddaughter how to crochet, and pick up some tips for teaching children.

Travelling with craft.  Hints & tips for what to pack when going on holidays

The Perfect sized Beanie Guiding principles for getting the right-sized beanie.

Using Plarn.  Helpful hints for using plarn - made from recycled plastic bags

Understanding Cotton.  Understand the properties of cotton and the effect it has on your finished item.

Yarn Substitution.  Can't find the yarn mentioned in the pattern?  Time to find a substitute - but where do you start?  Get some useful tips of things to consider and some online resources to help.

Yarn Twist Does your yarn tangle or split when you are using it?  It could be because of the way it is twisted.  Find out how to tell if this is it and how to avoid it.

Yarn weight/ply Summary of the yarn classifications in US compared to Australian ply. 

Yarn Meterage  Determining the meterage left in partial balls