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Have you just completed a beautiful afghan pattern from Maggie's Crochet? How about a shawl, cape or even potholder set?

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Well, we'd like to show off the creativity of our customers through our social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook! Send us your finished photos, your works in progress and even your gift-receivers wearing your item!

We can't get enough of the emails you send us, but now we want everyone to be able to enjoy the beauty that comes through our email daily.

Come on and share the support and love we have going with the world! It doesn't matter if you're a first-timer or seasoned expert, we're here to support each other in our craft.

If you want to share how your hard work turned out, you can send us an email at or you can post your photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag us with @maggiescrochet or #maggiescrochet. We look at all our comments, tags, mentions and reposts and love to build up and support the community of crocheters that we have. 

Until next time!


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Knitting vs. Crocheting

Have you ever been asked “What are you knitting?” or “Is that knitting or crocheting?” It's a common question that many avid crocheters receive. Maybe you have heard this once or twice in your life. To an avid crocheter the difference between these two crafts might be obvious, but that's not true for everyone. If you are one of those people that would like to know what the difference is for knitting versus crocheting, then check out the breakdown listed below. 


Crochet  Knitting
  1. one hook
  2. more difficult
  3. faster pace
  4. more yarn
  5. bulkier stitches
  1. two needles
  2. easier
  3. slower pace
  4. less yarn
  5. closer stitches


Many who crochet might say that crocheting is easier, and those who knit might say the same for knitting. It really depends on the experience of each person. The best scenario is to make sure that you feel comfortable in whatever hobby you choose. Try both, and go from there. Of course, you do not have to choose - you can always do both. 


Fun fact!

Did you know that knitting is the most common search word in Google - when people are actually searching for crochet?

Please comment below about your ideas and opinions on crocheting versus knitting.




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What is knitting?

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What is knitting? A basic how to article about knitting + instructional video.

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