Month: February 2020

Crochet Pattern Step by Step

How to Read a Crochet Pattern Step by Step | Part 2

This tutorial is written for the crocheter who knows how to crochet basic stitches and would like to explore patterns designed by Mary Maxim.  This tutorial does not show how to crochet each stitch from the beginning to end, but does show you one repeat of the stitches written in pattern and relies on you, the crocheter, to continue following the instructions in the pattern with some guidance to complete the project. 

Provisional Cast On

How to Make a Provisional Cast-On

The Provisional Cast-On is a method where you are casting on using a scrap or waste piece of yarn, with the intent on pulling it out later and revealing live stitches that can be picked up and worked in the opposite direction.

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles

The Best Jigsaw Puzzles – Shop Online

Jigsaw puzzles are a wonderful activity to share with your family! No matter what the age, anyone can help with a puzzle, and they are proven to help with your brain function and memory. Who couldn’t benefit from that? The best jigsaw puzzles are shown to work both hemispheres of your brain at the same time, exercise your brain cells, and also can prove to be meditative and relaxing.

Expert Customer Service

Expert Customer Service

When calling Mary Maxim, you are reaching out to a member of our expert Customer Service Team right here in Paris, Ontario, Canada. We have Call Centers, both U.S. and Canadian operations. Our call incredible Call Center Staff is the backbone of our company and are trained to handle a full vary of tasks.

Repeating Patterns

Repeating Patterns – Knit and Crochet

One of the most common errors that occur when reading repeating patterns is interpreting repeats. We use symbols, brackets, and parentheses as a way to simplify and shorten a pattern, and so it can be quickly referenced when working a row or round.

Yarn Storage

The Best in Yarn Storage and Organization

Yarn is our favorite crafting medium, and it needs our protection. We protect our yarn from our home elements of animal hair, our hair, dust, and whatever else might be floating around our houses. Having good yarn storage will help with this, and also help you keep your yarn and projects organized.