How to Crochet

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How to Crochet Sock Soles for the Bon Vivant Stockings

How to Crochet Sock Soles: The Bon Vivant Stockings

Note to self: Make sure to read through the entire pattern before you begin. Somehow I missed the 54 rows of slip stitch that create the crochet sock sole. Okay, I was a little apprehensive, but I quickly realized that was just silly. It only took me a couple of days to create the sole,…

Learn how to create a join as you go crochet lining for the Delia Crochet Bag

How to Crochet a Lining for Your Crochet Bag

Some might say I have too many hobbies. My craft room is bursting at the seams with roving, yarn, fabric, as well as the hooks, needles, spinning wheel, and sewing machine I need to transform my supplies into incredible garments and accessories. It can be a fun experience to combine multiple crafts, but sometimes you…

How to Crochet in the Back Loop Only

How to Crochet in the Back Loop Only

You’ve mastered the simple single crochet and double crochet; you can identify the top two loops of the stitch like an expert and you crochet with confidence. Or maybe you have been crocheting for years, and are looking for an easy new texture to add to your crochet. I definitely recommend adding back loop only…

Moorish Mosaic Afghan, Crochet Motif Afghan Seaming

Seaming Crochet Afghans

With snow in the forecast, I am pulling out my winter crochet projects-you know, the ones that cover your lap and keep you toasty warm when the temperatures drop. My favorite fall and winter patterns are crochet afghans. I love to crochet them and then cuddle under them while I crochet my latest project on…

Braiding a Crochet Scarf, The Rapunzel Scarf

Braiding a Crochet Scarf

Finally, my Rapunzel Scarf is finished! The strands were easy and quick; the braiding had me unnecessarily intimidated. Finishing is always the hardest part for me. I will admit that I had all of the strands finished and ready to braid for a couple of weeks. Maybe it was the thought of untangling all of…

Vintage Crochet Patterns from Weldon's Practical Crochet

Is that a slip stitch or a single crochet?

Have you ever tried to work a project from a vintage crochet pattern and your finished piece just didn’t look right? You followed the instructions as closely as possible considering their decidedly sparse nature, but the piece you finished just looks out of proportion or too big. If you are used to crocheting from patterns…

Crochet socks using shells, crochet lace, Tunisian crochet, and more.

6 Tips You Need to Know for Crocheting Socks

I want to crochet socks. When I first started crocheting fifteen or so years ago, I never even contemplated crocheting socks. You knit socks right? Wrong! I have an incredible queue of crochet socks from Interweave Crochet. Over the years, they have published fabulous articles on how to crochet socks and shared some amazing sock…

Shallow Single Crochet

7 How to Crochet Tips for Success

In the 2016 spring issue of Love of Crochet, I read a fantastic article entitles A Beginners Guide to Center Single Crochet by Sue Perez. You might know center single crochet by the names shallow single crochet, split single crochet, or waistcoat stitch. To work this stitch, you insert your hook through the center of…

Crochet bobbles from Love of Crochet

Crochet Bobble Variations

There are a variety of ways to create texture, but bobbles are fun. Using the crochet bobble to create letters, pictures, or fun geometric patterns is like crocheting with polka dots. But did you know that there are different kinds of bobbles? I love this fabulous article on bobbles from Love of Crochet Spring 2013.…

Cold Weather Crochet - African Flower Afghan beauty image

Seaming Crochet Afghans with Slip Stitch

I need a new winter crochet afghan for my living room. Februaries are notoriously cold here, and I love to curl up with a warm afghan, a movie, and my latest crochet project. It’s the best way to spend a winter evening—okay, any evening. The pattern I choose has to be a motif afghan. I…