Crochet Tips, Tricks, and Hints


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Sunday, July 7, 2023, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Lily Chin
Location: Chelsea Depot
Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner

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Lily Chin teaches you all the little secrets to make crocheting life easier and better. Find out how to work a foundation chain that is not too tight. Join a new skein of yarn or a new color without losing that first stitch. See ways of attaching buttons as you work. Create invisible circular joins where the beginning and end are absolutely imperceptible. Weave in those little ends that are too short to put through a darning needle. Take away lots of small “fix-its” and improve those details.

Lily M. Chin is an internationally famous knitter and crocheter who has worked in the yarn industry for more than 30 years as a designer, instructor, and author of 8 books on knitting and crochet.

Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner


  1. With light-colored, worsted-wt yarn and an appropriate hook, make a swatch of 8 single-crochets for 6 rows, do not end off yarn.
  2. With the same type of yarn and hook, make a swatch of 6 double-crochets plus a ch-3 at the beginning for 6 rows, do not end off yarn.
  3. Optional: make two 4” x 4” swatches of the worst, scratchies, and/or itchiest yarn you have OR bring in a too-tight swatch or project that feels like cardboard or stiffer.
  4. Be familiar with all basic stitches, have worked in the round


  • Smooth worsted-weight yarn in a few light colors and appropriate hook plus a few sizes smaller and a few sizes larger.
  • 4” of waxed dental floss, a shank button.
  • At least 12” of a smooth worsted yarn (cotton is preferable) in a light color.
  • 12” of white sewing elastic about .5” wide or thereabouts, magic marker, ruler, or a tape measure.
  • Tapestry needles.


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