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

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

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.

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

Socks Tips for making successful socks

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

Zips Add a zip to your project

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

Colour Selection Helpful hints for selecing colours for your projects

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

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

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

Swatches  Making the best use of your swatches

Storing hand-made garments

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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