Straight crochet edge tutorial

crochet hack

When I first started to crochet regularly I made Afghans. Simple double crochet Afghans. I was excited about the colors, I could tell I was improving my stitch quality over time but one thing always left me puzzled. My edges were messy! They were wobbly or holey and not appealing at all. The same happened with my scarves and all other double crochet (even half double crochet) projects. After a lot of trial and error and some research I found Tara Murray’s Crochet Hack. (If you don’t know her, you need to look at her amazing patterns here!) This is a game changer! The simple trick cleans up your edges and even make it easier for you to crochet a border around double crochet projects. Below is the straight crochet edge tutorial. Use this tutorial to learn the fake double crochet decrease stitch and love your edges.

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Free Crochet Lobster Hat Pattern

This free crochet Lobster Hat pattern is sure to be a hit at Halloween. My little guy actually just wears it for pretend play all the time as well. It’s a beginner pattern and you’ll learn a few amigurumi tricks along the way. The hat works really well as a cut crustacean photo prop. I’ve written the animal hat pattern in five sizes – from Newborn to child. You can use your favorite crochet hat and just skip down to the Lobster bits or you can follow the simple double crochet hat pattern with a ribbed brim that’s included. (Always handy to have when you need to whip up a speedy hat!) This pattern is free to use on my site or you can purchase a printable Pdf version from my Ravelry store HERE

Keep reading for the free crochet animal hat pattern!

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Seamless Double Crochet Join

Ever wondered how to get rid of that clumsy seam when you make a hat with double crochet stitches? When I first started making hats this was my number one problem. I was proud as can be when I had finished the hat, until the person turned around! Maybe I am a bit OCD (okay, maybe a lot OCD) when it comes to crochet but a badly noticeable seam will ruin my work for me. I want to show you how to make a seamless crochet join.

Keep reading for a step by step tutorial on how to make a seamless Double Crochet hat!

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Hurricane post

Hi guys!

I really appreciate you checking out crochettherapy.  It means a lot to me to have so many readers and I am happy every day to be in the midst of all my fellow crocheters!

Our family had to evacuate due to Hurricane Irma and I am writing this post because there is a good possibility that I wont have power or internet until the end of September.

I will try to check in when I get the chance. I have already heard that our house is in good shape without major damage.  We are lucky and I really wish everyone affected by the recent natural disasters all the best.  Going through something like this can be so scary but when I witnessed how we all pulled together,  no matter our backgrounds or beliefs ,  I feel there is hope for humanity yet!

Good luck to everyone and I am truly happy to be part of this loving community of crafters 💙

crochet slouch and bunny lovey

free crochet slouch bunny lovey pattern

 

If you haven’t yet, I really recommend you check out the new Caron cotton cakes. I fell in love with the colors and the yarn is soft enough for a new baby. This set makes for the perfect Summer baby gift. Find the free crochet slouch and lovey pattern in 3 different sizes (3 Months, 12 Months and Toddler) after the tag! Continue Reading

Crochet Giraffe Free Pattern

amigurumi giraffeThis free crochet Giraffe pattern has brought me so much joy over the last two years, that I finally had to write it out and share it here. After my initial scarf, amigurumis made me fall in love with crochet (read more about my crochet story here!) and these little yarn guys still hold a very special place in my heart. There is no chance of a bad mood when you finish making this crochet Giraffe!

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Crochet Cupcake Pattern

crochet food patternWhen I first started crocheting these little cupcakes soon became my favorite projects! They are so fast, very versatile and just make me smile. I worked at a cute coffee shop together with a very talented baker. His cupcake creations inspired me to make these little guys. Use them as toys instead of plastic or add a string to make ornaments. I added a carrot because Easter is coming up – how cute will they look in an Easter basket!? Keep reading for the free crochet cupcake pattern! Continue Reading

Crochet Poncho – free mandala yarn pattern

free crochet yarn cake poncho patternOf course I always feel like my current project is my favorite but this crochet poncho really is! My husband is a big romantic and surprised me with a marriage vows renewal at the beach for Valentine’s day. What a wonderful coincidence that I had just fallen head over heels for the mandala yarn cakes and was in the middle of crocheting this Poncho. I quickly finished and got to wear it for my beach re-wedding! This makes me especially happy to share the free pattern here with you. Keep reading for the free crochet yarn cake poncho pattern!

Update! You can now download the PDF of this pattern along with a photo tutorial of the flower stitch following this link for a small fee!

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