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.
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!
I am always intrigued by the versatility of crochet. The Flower Stitch, also known as the Daisy Stitch, is a really beautiful example for this versatility. It is made using Double Triple Crochet Clusters and one flower works up over two rows. Keep reading for the crochet flower Stitch Tutorial and video! Continue Reading
There are lots of versions and sizes of crocheted hearts out there and I thought I’d share my versions here just in time for Valentine’s day. When I draw hearts they always come out nice and roundish so my crocheted versions had to come out the same way. Keep reading for free crochet heart pattern in three sizes! Continue Reading
The ribbing stitch is a crochet stitch that almost looks like knit fabric. This stitch is perfect for the brim of a hat, the ends of gloves or the sleeves and bottom of sweaters. I think it gives a nice, finished look to wearable projects and it’s pretty easy to learn. My most favorite part of this crochet trick is that the fabric becomes stretchy. Keep reading for the tutorial on the Ribbing stitch worked two ways!
Cables are a great way to add some texture and winter coziness to your project but some of you might find them a little daunting. Don’t worry! Crocheting cables is actually easy to master if you keep a few of the following guidelines in mind. Keep reading to get tips on how to master easy crochet cables. Continue Reading
If you crochet a lot, chances are you have explored the world of online yarn shopping. I love my local yarn store but can’t quite afford a lot of their gorgeous products. This is especially true for bigger projects like throws and blankets. While I was trying to venture out of my known yarn zones in the craft store isles, I still needed to stay on budget. That’s how I found Knit Picks. I’ve already ordered a few times from them and wanted to share some of my experiences. If you’ve ever looked around their site but didn’t know if you would like the yarn, keep reading for my honest knit picks yarn review!
Knit Picks yarn review: what you should know before you order Knit Picks yarn online
Hello my friends! I recently received an amazing(!!!) yarn ball winder as a gift and immediately got to work making my own multicolored yarn cakes. I must say, I’m in love. While I researched for the best way to seamlessly join yarn I came across a method called the Russian Join. This seamless yarn join has worked out so well for me, I just had to share a little “how to” here.
Crochet Guide for beginners: follow this comprehensive list to know what you need to buy to start crocheting.
I love crochet! This simple craft has helped me make my life so much happier and brighter that I want to get as many people as possible to pick up a hook and try it out for themselves. If you are curious but don’t know what to buy to start crocheting, keep reading to find a comprehensive list of newbie crochet necessities and see why this is one of the most affordable crafts to begin! Continue Reading
Having the right tools when you start to get more serious about a craft can be essential. The good news is that, compared with many other hobbies, crochet will give you good results with a comparatively low initial investment. I restarted as an adult with a hook my Mother in Law gave to me. It was a 4.25 mm (US G) hook passed down from her Aunt. I used it for 3 huge striped blankets (they turned out VERY thick – I had no idea about hook sizes and yarn..) 2 bags and all my beginning Amigurumis. I used it until the metal started rubbing off and turned my fingers gray. That’s when I knew I had to start branching out. There are a lot of choices out there and I want to share some of my experiences with you!