Brenda Makin
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My favourite yarns are Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran, for Afghan squares and thicker texture projects, and Rico Essentials Cotton DK for finer items. The very nicest and softest cotton I've come across is Cascade Ultra Pima Fine - it is perfect for baby wear and toddler wear.
I really enjoy making squares, as they come in handy for so many things, and are a way for me to try out new ideas.
While originally I was a knitter, since learning crochet that's what I do.

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  • Knitting13 Skills

    Knitting: 2 to 5 years

    13 Skills

    • Cast on & bind off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Lace Work
    • Knitting in the round
    • Ribbed
    • Garter
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Turn a heel
    • Short rows
    • Stocking
  • Crochet14 Skills

    Crochet: 1 to 2 years

    14 Skills

    • Chain
    • Slip stitch
    • Single crochet
    • Double crochet
    • Increase & decrease
    • Half double crochet
    • Magic Ring
    • Front/Back post stitch
    • Double treble crochet
    • Treble crochet
    • Working in the round
    • Afghan Stitch
    • Bullion/Roll stitch
    • Filet crochet
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