Knitting Techniques: Patterns by Needle & Construction Type


Let’s face it. Everyone learns how to knit a little bit differently. I remember my grandmother taught me on huge straight needles (probably US size 50!). I know some knitters who started with circulars and have never even touched straights. There’s no right or wrong way to learn how to knit. As long as your […]

The Essential Book of Crochet Techniques Giveaway!


Whether you crochet all the time or you’re just beginning to crochet, this book by Nancie M. Wiseman is essential to your crochet collection. I was excited when I picked up this book because of the wide variety of techniques in crochet that I’ve never tried before. Naturally, the book starts out with the basics, […]

New AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns Giveaway: Interlocking Crochet

Interlocking Crochet - Chevron Designs

New giveaway time! AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns is giving away Interlocking Crochet by Tanis Galik. This amazing book provides 80 patterns and guides to various crochet techniques. Interlocking Crochet is divided into four sections: interlocking basics, single designs (same design on both sides), double designs (different designs on each side), and projects. Galik has also included all pattern corrections […]

Win 50 Ripple Stitches from AllFreeCrochet!

Our friends at AllFreeCrochet are giving away one copy of 50 Ripple Stitches by Darla Sims! This is absolutely a must-have reference book that’s chock full of beautiful ripple stitches. You can use any one of these unique ripple stitches to create a variety of items including afghans, scarves, and more. Mix and match your […]

Video Tutorial: Connect Your Granny Squares

We all love to crochet granny squares. I know I’m always super excited to try out new patterns to see if I can do it. Or maybe you started that granny square afghan and make all the squares, but you never finished it. Sound familiar? This video is for you. If you’ve accumulated a stash […]

STITCHES Midwest and How I Learned to Spin Yarn

Hello Stitch & Unwind readers! I’m Jessica, and I’m the editor of and I usually blog over at the FaveCrafts Blog, but I’m here on Stitch & Unwind today to tell you about a craft I’m really excited about! It’s no secret that although quilting has a special place in my heart, my […]

New Book Giveaway on AllFreeCrochet

Win Crocodile Stitch Fashions from our friends at AllFreeCrochet. This book, written by Lianka Azulay, features eight crochet patterns that are made using the crocodile stitch. Made using only a chain stitch and double crochet, the crocodile stitch is easier than it looks. Learn how to do this stitch, or perfect your skills with these easy-to-read […]

Readers En-Gauge: Changing Colors Winner

Good morning everybody! We had a fun day of Readers En-Gauge yesterday. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and commented. Be sure to check out the great responses. The question we asked was: What tips do you have for changing yarn colors mid-project? Congratulations to Char, who wrote: Yay, Char! Please contact us for […]

Video Tutorial: Knotless Russian Join

You’re crocheting or knitting at a great pace. That blanket is really coming along. At this rate it might be done before Christmas! But then it happens… you’ve come to the end of your yarn skein. Nooooooo!!!! If you’re like me, you abhor starting a new skein mid-project. It means knots and awkward ends to […]

Video Tutorial: I-Cord Bind Off

Are you looking for a new way bind off your knitting projects? Then you should give the i-cord bind off method a try! This decorative edging creates a rounded, i-cord seam along the edge of your knitted work. It’s great for necklines where you want a simple, clean look. You can learn how to bind […]