These patches are super useful to knit a few in loads of different colors or different designs, (check my other blog entries for more Designs) and sew together to a beautiful Blanket. You could also add a crochet border to the Blanket to give a nice look, instructions on how to work that is given in the Blog entry. Read more »
This is a beginners Guide on how to work the C2C Crochet Technique, explained with loads of pictures to get you ready to work up all the beautiful Blankets, Pillow cases, Decorations or whatever project you have in your mind. Read more »
In this tutorial I would like to show you two crochet stitches that I personally love to use for both textured and delicate stitch patterns: the treble crochet and the double treble crochet.
These stitches you will give you a whole new variety of attractive stitch patterns - and they're actually much easier to work than you would think.
So go ahead and try it for yourselves! Trust me, it's a lot of fun :-) Read more »
Double treble crochet (US) / triple treble crochet (UK) are done similar to the treble crochet. But they are fluffier and lighter.
First we crochet a chain of chains.
Get yarn three times over the hook, Read more »
Treble crochet (US) / double treble crochet (UK)
Treble crochet will form a nice pattern on the finished work. They form a fluffy and light pattern. Means you can crochet with this stitch e.g. nice flowers, clothes, scarfs and cloths.
As usual we start with a chain of chains. Read more »
The name says what it means – this double crochet is used to form the shape of a relief. With this stitch you can crochet elastic cuffs or a plat (cable pattern). The difference between a post double crochet and a normal double crochet is how you fit the stitch. You have two different options for the post double crochet – the front post double crochet or the back post double crochet. Read more »
Crochet double crochet (half double crochet UK) together = Decrease with double crochet
You use the decrease of double crochet not only to decrease the amount of stitches in the row but also as part of the pattern. Often it is used when you crochet clothes or scarfs. Read more »
The slip stitch is the shortest, closest and tightest stitch with crochet.
You use the slip stitch to:
- crochet borders
- crochet elastic cuffs
- To connect other stitches to each other
Turn your work and go into the first stitch and get the yarn over. Read more »
You decrease with half double crochet quiet similar to single crochet. The only difference is that you have to get the yarn over needle once more.
A thicker yarn and a fitting crochet hook will make this easier to try. Read more »
When we have done the first row, we have the needle at the outer border of the row. When you now turn the work you have to lift the crochet height by a stitch or more. Just crochet one (or more) chains. Turning chains will be used mostly when you crochet in rows. The border of the work will be even and the stitch count stays the same. Read more »
Everyone that is not so familiar with crochet then the decrease will be a complicated part. If you do it wrong you will get a hole there. You can go a few ways to decrease with single crochet. The easiest way is to connect two single crochet. Alternatively, you can just skip the stitch. Read more »
Half double crochet is used mostly to crochet clothes. They are higher as single crochet but smaller as double crochet.
The steps to crochet half double crochet are similar to the double crochet. When you crochet double crochet you always finish 2 loops at once. With half double crochet, you combine 3 loops at the time. Read more »
Reverse single crochet is basically single crochet that you work from left to right. But with the crossing, they look different, nicer and with more space. You don´t use it only as a border they are also used as decorations element.
Reverse single crochet will fit knitted projects as well as crochet projects. Read more »
Double crochet is very famous and they count to the most used and easiest crochet stitches. A double crochet is twice as high as a single crochet. Because of this, your projects will be finished quicker. If you compare a single crochet with a double crochet the double crochet has a more lose stitch pattern. Read more »
The start ring will be used to crochet in rounds. This is necessary for crochet pieces of motives, scarfs, tablecloths, amigurumis, decoration and many other things. You have 2 possibilities to make a start ring. Read more »
Crochet starts always with a chain of chains where you crochet on top the 1st row of double crochet or single crochet.
Before you start with a chain you need to form the starting loop. The start loop is the start. Read more »
Single Crochet – A basic element in crochet
Single crochet is easy and quickly crochet. They have an even and nice stitch pattern.
With single crochet, you crochet mostly purses, hats, pot holder and amigurumi. Read more »
The “Yarn Ring” also known as “Magic Ring” is invented to make crochet works like Amigurumi, pot holder, hats, decoration, handkerchiefs or even to crochet pots. The reason behind is that the magic ring will form a start round that has the shape of a ring. In this ring, you can crochet without leaving a hole at the start. Read more »