Pin The Modified Single Crochet Tutorial For Later! Modified Single Crochet in Back Loop I love texture and am always in pursuit of new stitch combinations that provide fun texture. I was playing around with a few single crochet stitch combinations the other day and stumbled upon this simple, yet effective look. Now I'm sure there must be a name for this stitch (because nothing is every really new) but I couldn't find it, so I'm calling it a Modified Single … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Modified Single Crochet in BLO
Tutorial: Working in Front, Back or Third Loop
Pin It To Save It For Later! Working in Front, Back or Third Loop If you've ever been confused by instructions within a pattern to work in back loop, front loop only or even in the third loop you are not alone! Typically we work crochet stitches at the top of the previous row or rounds stitch, in both loops at the same time, however, by varying where you work your stitches, you can vary the look of the fabric you create. Let's take a look! Working in the … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Working in Front, Back or Third Loop
Photo Tutorial: Basket Weave or Criss Cross Stitch
Pin this Basket Weave (Criss Cross) Stitch tutorial to save it for later! I call it the Criss Cross Stitch, however, this is really a variation of the Basket Weave Stitch also known as Interweave Cable Stitch, Diagonal Weave or Celtic Weave Stitch. Whatever you call it, it creates a beautiful, thick fabric with a woven look that I think is quite unique. I designed several patterns using this stitch and affectionately refer to the stitch as "criss cross". Here are … [Read more...] about Photo Tutorial: Basket Weave or Criss Cross Stitch
Handmade for the Holidays! Get started early!
Handmade for the Holidays! Every year, after the holidays wrap up, I say to myself that next year will be the year that I am going to start early and get all my holiday crochet gifts and projects finished way before the holiday season gets into full swing. Then time passes and other projects, and life, get in the way and the next thing I know, it is December and I haven’t finished anything except a Pinterest board with ideas. I want to do all the crochet things for the holidays (stockings, … [Read more...] about Handmade for the Holidays! Get started early!
Crochet Finds: Crochet Cords, Strings and Such!
Pin this Crochet Cord resource for later! One of the things I love about crochet is that there are several ways to make things and crochet cords are no exception. So for example, there are so many options for tote bag handles, or drawstring cords, that you could go for a long time without repeating or getting bored! I decided to put together a collection of tutorials for various cords and handles and I'll keep adding to it over time. Enjoy! Click on photos below … [Read more...] about Crochet Finds: Crochet Cords, Strings and Such!
Video Tutorial: Circle Of Life 12″ Square
Pin This Video Tutorial For Later! Show it some love on Ravelry! Get the full written pattern HERE! Find all my FREE video tutorials HERE This video tutorial will provide step by step instructions for the Circle of Life 12" Square that I designed for the Red Heart Joy Creators Wedding Blanket Crochet Along! The design inspiration for my square is the never ending cycle of life, hence the name, Circle of Life! I wanted my … [Read more...] about Video Tutorial: Circle Of Life 12″ Square
Tutorial: Removable Pompom
Pin It To Save It For Later! How to Attach a Removable Pompom Don't you just love hats with those fluffy pompoms? Whether faux fur or made from yarn, they are so big, bouncy and fun looking. On the other hand, they don't always launder well and there's nothing worse than a matted down, pompom that falls apart after the first wash. Well this little hack will save your pompoms and sanity! I buy faux fur pompoms that have a built in loop. I thread a long … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Removable Pompom
Tutorial: Non-Curl, Sturdy Crocheted Edge
Pin It To Save It For Later! How to Make A Sturdy, Neat, Non-Curl Crocheted Edge This crocheted edge is perfect for so many different applications. I have found that with some yarn and stitch combinations, the edges of the fabric tend to roll up -- not pretty! This technique is easy and fast to add to any project. I use it for the front edge of open cardigan bands, bottoms of sweaters and even hat bands. It's so simple and can be added to any stitch. The edge will add a … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Non-Curl, Sturdy Crocheted Edge
Tutorial: Crocheted Cord
Pin It To Save It For Later! How to Make Crocheted Cord This crocheted cord has solved a huge problem in my life! Well, I'm exaggerating of course, however it has solved a crochet problem! I love making crocheted bags and often struggle with what do use for the handles. I've made them in single crochet, or purchased leather or chain handles that I add to the final project, but sometimes that's not exactly what I'm looking for. This crocheted cord has a braided look and is … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Crocheted Cord
Tutorial: Crisp Stripes In The Round
Pin It To Save It For Later! How to Make Crisp Stripes in the Round No "Step" or "Jog" If you've ever worked stripes in the round, you know it can be difficult to get the color changes and joins to look smooth; and if you've tried it in tapestry crochet worked in the back loop only, it's even more difficult to get a good result. There are several common ways to work in the round: Working in a spiral - this means you don't join the rounds, you simply continue to … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Crisp Stripes In The Round
Tutorial: Tapestry Crochet Carrying Color
Pin It To Save It For Later! How to Make Clean Color Changes in Tapestry Crochet Tapestry crochet is a wonderful technique that allows for beautiful and detailed designs to be made in crochet. It seems lately it is used for everything from bags to blankets! This tutorial will show you how to make clean color changes and keep your carried yarns (unused colors) neat. I kept the color changes tutorial simple with just two colors but the process would be the same if you were … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Tapestry Crochet Carrying Color
Tutorial: Making a Ravelry Project Page
Pin It To Save It For Later! How to Make a Project Page on Ravelry How many times have you been told to "link up" a project page on Ravelry but had no idea what that meant? Well one of the great thing about Ravelry is that it is a pattern database and also allows you, the crocheter, to keep project notes, photos and other information related to the projects you make - this is known as a project page! If the pattern listing already exists, then it is super … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Making a Ravelry Project Page