How to Crochet

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Learn how to join crochet with chain stitches.

Joining with Crochet Chains

I may not have been fringe’s biggest fan, but the Urban Fringe Scarf from Continuous Crochet is quickly leading me to reassess. This oversized scarf’s fringe is created not with strands of yarn but with unjoined sections of the scarf’s colorful strips. The lace strips remind me of the Bruges crochet lace strips I’ve worked…

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Crochet Afghan Tips from Top Designers

Crochet Afghan Tips from Top Designers We have had snow in the mountains already. Snow! Fall is just around the corner, and I’m looking forward to an evening of hot chocolate, crochet, and my favorite crochet afghans—yes I have several of them. And I have several afghans in my queue to add to my collection…

Learn how to crochet in the round

To Join or Not to Join: Crocheting in the Round

Many crochet projects including hats, pullovers, amigurumi, and more created by crocheting in the round. There are two methods: continuous and joined. Many people have a favorite. Personally I prefer working in continuous rounds and will sometimes substitute this technique even when a pattern calls for using joined rounds. But in the cases of many…

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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…

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How to Crochet Bruges Lace: Free Tutorial

The stitches in Lily Chin's Swan Lake shawl (Interweave Crochet Spring 2013) move just like a stage of dancers, swaying to and fro, then linking arms and turning. It works up just like a dance as well, once you get the hang of it. Here's a quick primer on how to crochet Bruges lace. The…

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Learn How to Work Tunisian Crochet in the Round

Many Tunisian stitches, including Tunisian knit stitch, create a thick, solid, and warm fabric that is perfect for full-coverage garments and winter accessories. Tunisian crochet also has more elasticity than regular crochet stitches, making it the perfect option for accessories that need extra stretch, like stocking caps and beanies.   When crocheting hats, it is…

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How to Crochet Hairpin Lace in Four Simple Steps

Many of us crochet scarves, shawls, or wraps as gifts, donating them to organizations or presenting them to loved ones. Kristin Omdahl first began crocheting wraps for family members when she was living overseas. “When I was six thousand miles away from my family, I made it a point to crochet every single stitch of…

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Faylinn Teacups: Shape Your Teacup and Saucer

  Faylinn Teacups by Susan Lowman, Interweave Crochet Summer 2014 I couldn't help myself when I saw this absolutely darling teacup and saucer pattern. Though this post is mainly about the fabric stiffening process, I also wanted to give you a few notes regarding the crocheting. The pattern is very easy to follow and, don't…

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…