What Is "Crochet Today"?


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Crochet Today is a magazine focusing on the craft of crocheting. Despite ceasing production in 2014, the magazine continues to have a presence on Facebook. The magazine's website URL listed on Facebook forwards to Red Heart Yarn, as of September 2014.

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The Facebook description for Crochet Today states that it provides modern crochet patterns for apparel and home goods. It also provides tutorials on various crochet stitches. All issues of Crochet Today are available for purchase on Facebook, as of September 2014. The magazine was produced by Future plc, which publishes more than 180 magazines and websites focusing on technology, cycling, crafts, games and other special interests. Future plc was ranked the sixth-biggest media company in the United Kingdom in 2006.

Crocheting is a craft in which yarn is pulled through loops using a hook to make clothing, blankets, caps and other items. The English word "crochet" originates from the same French word, which means "hook." Crochet hooks are made of plastic, wood or metal. Crochet differs from knitting in that it uses only one stitch at a time, and only one crochet hook is used, as opposed to two needles for knitting. Crochet stitches are typically taller and more open than in knitting. Crocheting uses a unique library of symbols that represent types of stitches.

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