Video Tutorial: Learn to Tunisian Crochet

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Tunisian crochet can look intimidating the first time you see it, but I can promise you that it really is easy.  The basic Tunisian stitch (sometimes referred to as the afghan stitch) is really nothing more than a simple single crochet, just worked in a unique way.  Don’t believe me?  Well, I’ve filmed a tutorial […]

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How To: Crocodile Stitch Tutorial

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Have you mastered learning how to crochet?  It’s time to step up your crochet game.  Add some serious texture to your next crochet project by learning how to crochet the crocodile stitch. The crocodile stitch gets its name from it’s striking resemblance to the scale of a crocodile.  While the results look difficult, I can assure […]

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Long Tail Cast On Tutorial

Long Tail Cast On Video Tutorial

If you’re getting ready to start a new knitting project, chances are you are considering what cast-on method to use.  Often times the pattern does not specify what method to use, and there are many methods to choose from.  One of my favorite cast-on methods is the Long Tail Cast On.  This particular method provides […]

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Magic Ring Tutorial

Magic Loop Video Tutorial

If you’ve ever worked a granny square, no doubt you’ve been frustrated by the hole in the center of your square.  This video tutorial will teach you the Magic Loop technique to start your squares, and your holes will magically disappear.  You really won’t believe how easy this technique is. Your granny square crochet afghans […]

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How to Change Color at the End of a Row

How to Change Colors

I’ve quickly fallen for the craft of crochet and I’m so glad that I did. Not only is it addicting, but it’s the most satisfying when you see the end result of all your hard work. What I find holding me back from trying new patterns is that I’m not confident enough to change colors […]

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Mistakes Every Crocheter Makes – Part 1

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We’ve all been there. Crocheting the wrong stitch, not counting stitches, and making mistakes we aren’t willing to admit. But it’s time to face the truth: mistakes are inevitable in crocheting. They are what help us grow as crocheters. Learning from our mistakes and learning from others is a great way to avoid problems down […]

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Trending: Broomstick Lace Patterns to Crochet

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Broomstick lace started back in the 1800s where people actually used broomsticks to crochet this type of lace (hence the name). Now don’t be afraid, this pattern is less complicated than it looks and all you really need is large knitting needles, a dowel, or even a broomstick to create this wonderful stitch. You will […]

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Knook Your Way to Knitting

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This is a guest post written by Mary Vaughn from Crochet Chiq. Do you have little ones, either grandchildren or your own children, who you’d love to get into the needlearts? Since traditional knitting requires the use of two needles in addition to yarn, it can be challenging getting children to be enthusiastic about the […]

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Dye Yarn with Easter Egg Kits

Dye Yarn with Easter Egg Kits

Easter will be here and gone in a few days and you might find yourself left with extra Easter Egg Kits. Stores will have put them on their sale and clearance shelves too. So what can you possibly use those colorful dye tablets for? Dye your yarn, of course! Rebecca Roush from Chemknits has created […]

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Learn To Read Crochet Patterns: Lesson 8

Welcome back to the Learning to Read Crochet Patterns series. You’ve made it to Lesson 8, the final video and first full project. I’ve been presenting a new lesson each week on how to read crochet diagrams and I’ve been including mini exercises that you can watch and crochet along with. In case you’ve missed […]

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