How to Crochet

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Understanding Crochet Schematics

Have you ever thought about designing your own crochet sweater pattern? Maybe the waist, hip, bust, and sleeve measurements are giving you pause. It is a lot of numbers. I know I often tell people I was good at English not math. But don’t let those numbers overwhelm you. The trick for me is understanding…

Learn how to crochet ribbing with this detailed video.

Crocheted Ribbing: Join as You Go

Toni Rexroat demonstrates how to work crocheted ribbing, joining each ribbing row to the main project as you go. Crochet ribbing is perfect for cuffs and waist bands on sweaters, sock cuffs, stocking caps and more. Check out our our posts for more information on crocheting ribbing. You will learn how to crochet back loop…

This crochet pullover is a great way to to learn linked crochet stitches.

Linked Crochet: The Perfect Fast and Easy Crochet Stitch

I am always on the lookout for a quick and easy stitch. In last winter's issue of Interweave Crochet I was reintroduced to the linked crochet stitch. This is easily one of my favorite stitches. Fast and simple, the linked crochet stitch combines the speed and height of taller stitches, such as the double or…

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Single crochet two together (sc2tog) Tutorial

To decrease in crochet is to eliminate one or more stitches. An external decrease is worked at the beginning or end of a row, at the side edge. Internal decreases, like single crochet two together, are worked within the row. Generally you’ll find decrease instructions in an individual pattern to suite the particular stitch being…

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…

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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…