Techniques for different crochet stitches: A Crochet Stitch Guide from the Crochet Me Experts

Feb 7, 2012
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Are you learning how to crochet or looking for a few tips on crochet stitch basics? Let's start with the basics. Every crochet project is built from a series of cleverly placed crochet stitches. And a solid understanding of the crochet basic stitches is essential for any crocheter.

In this free eBook, you will find a crochet stitch guide for the basic stitches you will need to create beautiful works of crochet art.

A handy list of crochet abbreviations will be invaluable as you learn to interpret the language of crochet. Keep this handy list close at hand.

There are several different crochet stitches available to start your crochet project. The most common method is the chain stitch. This easy crochet stitch is not only the base of many crochet projects but is also an essential stitch to know when creating lace fabrics and the simplest stitch in your repertoire.

The adjustable loop is a great option for projects such as hats where you do not want an opening on your first round of stitches. The ingenious adjustable loop is also known as the magic ring or magic loop.

For a foundation with elasticity, try the foundation single crochet or foundation double crochet. These easy crochet stitches allow you to work both the beginning chain and first row of single crochet or double crochet stitches at the same time. No more trying to work stitches into a beginning chain.

The slip stitch and single crochet are the shortest of the crochet stitches. These sturdy stitches are perfect for joining rounds and for working solid fabrics and colorwork techniques such as Bosnian crochet and tapestry crochet.

The half double crochet beautifully blends added height with a dense fabric. This easy stitch is a great introduction to the yarn over.

For a taller stitch, try the double crochet and treble crochet. These quick stitches are beloved for their economical use of yarn and their speed. Projects worked in these basic stitches boast incredible drape but do not provide as dense of coverage as their smaller cousins.

The Wool Bam Boo Scarf by Judith L. Swartz will build on the crochet stitches you have learned and introduce you to decreases. This beautiful crocheted scarf is worked in a soft wool and bamboo-blend yarn.

Use the basic crochet stitches you just learned to whip up the Quick Cuffs by Toni Rexroat. The 100% wool yarn means these cuffs keep you warm on cold days, and the variegation allows them to be worn with multiple outfits.

As you combine and build on these basic crochet stitches, you will form a solid crochet foundation. So download your free copy of Techniques for Different Crochet Stitches: A Crochet Stitch Guide from the Crochet Me Experts today. We would love to see your work; share pictures of your projects in the Crochet Me member gallery.

 


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