How-to stitches, techniques, and tricks
This is a technique that was one of the most difficult for me to master, mostly because my brain couldn't focus on and follow the multiple strands of yarn as it was shown in other tutorials. Just in case there are others whose brains are wired like mine, I thought I would share how I look at it to maybe make it make sense to others too.
Star Stitch in the Round
Hello there! A few months ago, I shared my method for working the star stitch flat in turned rows for my Evren Baby Blanket pattern, but today I want to share with you how to work this beautiful stitch in the round! If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, you might find it beneficial to read up on the stitch in my previous tutorial, because this one is going to build on it. It is an intermediate stitch with a couple of tricky parts, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be cruising along in no time! I promise, though, it is totally worth the effort! Don’t worry,…
Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Hello there! Today, I want to share with you a very pretty stitch called the star stitch! It is an intermediate stitch with a couple of tricky parts, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be cruising along in no time! And like I said, it is a really beautiful stitch and totally worth the effort! Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with photo and video support! The star stitch is a stitch pattern using a 2-row repeat, the first row establishing the bottom half of the star stitch and the second half establishing the top half. The bottom halves are formed by single crochet cluster stitches that…
Seam and Cinch Hat Tutorial
How do you feel about making hats? Never made one before? Does the thought of working in the round scare you? What would you say if I told you that if you can crochet a rectangle, you can make a hat? It's true! Turning a rectangle into a hat is the perfect way to step into the world of hat-making, and in today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to do just that.
Spiked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
A spike stitch is a stitch that is worked into a location one or more rows below the previous row. They can be worked directly below your current stitch position or to the left or right of it. You can spike any stitch because the way you work the stitch itself doesn’t change, only the placement. For this tutorial, we are focusing on the double crochet variation.
Spiked Boxes Crochet Stitch Tutorial + Coaster Pattern
I recently came upon this fun new stitch and I wanted to share it with you! Because I'm showing it to you in rows, I figured we could do a quick coaster pattern with it as well! Let's dive in!
Braid on Crochet Tutorial
I recently discovered this fun technique that adds such beautiful texture to whatever you're working on and I knew I needed to share it with you!
Triple Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial
Howdy! It’s Learn a New Thing Thursday! I’ve made that a thing now, don’t judge ;). Today I want to show you how to crochet the triple treble crochet, aka in pattern speak: trtr. This is a suped up version of the double or treble crochet stitch. If you can double crochet, you can work this stitch. The only difference is the number of times you will yarn over your hook first. With a double crochet, you yarn over once. With a treble crochet, you yarn over twice. With a double treble crochet, you yarn over three times. For the triple treble, you yarn over….you guessed it, FOUR times! It…
Crochet 101: Finishing Touches
It's Tutorial Tuesday! Ever wanted to learn crochet? I'm getting back to basics with this Crochet 101 Photo + Video Tutorial Series! Today's tutorial will show you how to tie off your work and weave in your ends!
Single Crochet Decrease Tutorial
Howdy! It’s Learn a New Thing Thursday! Is that a thing? Can I make it one? I’m going to. 🙂 Today I want to show you how to crochet the single crochet decrease, aka in pattern speak as sc2tog. Decrease stitches are a way to eliminate stitches in your work and to give it shape. The word “decrease” typically refers to working two stitches together, but it is possible to work more than 2 stitches together using the same methodology. Today, I’ll be showing you how to work two stitches together using single crochet. I promise it isn’t as hard as it sounds, and once you get practiced, you’ll use…