How to Crochet

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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…

Feathery Scarf Crochet Pattern

What Can You Do With Cluster Stitches

If a single project from the Interweave Crochet 2016 issue has completely captivated me, it would have to be the Feathery Scarf by Lisa Naskrent. It might be the graphic rows of lace and cables. These stripes created with the textures of lace and cables are striking both from a distance and up close. This…

Tunisian Crochet Shawl with Short Rows

Learn How to Work Tunisian Crochet Increases

Rows and rows of Tunisian crochet. There something soothing about picking up stitches across a row and then working them off in the return pass. But in order to shape a garment or accessory, you need to be able to work increases and decreases. When working shawls, short rows are another great option. Sheryl Thies…

Forest Hoodie Scarf Crochet Pattern

Advice from a Crochet Designer

Whether you picked up a crochet hook for the first time this week or have been crocheting for fifty years, we all have made some of the same mistakes. When I substituted yarn for my first crochet sweater, I made the mistake of not checking my yardage math closely. “It’s close enough,” I told myself.…

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A New Crochet Ribbing and A Gorgeous Pullover

Every time I think I know how to create crochet ribbing, our innovative designers create a fabric that showcases an exciting and different style of this technique. The two basic methods you have to choose between when creating crochet ribbing are back loop only stitches and post stitches. Generally, back loop only ribbing creates a…