When you crochet a scarf, some stitches are better than others — especially when you need both warmth and style. Play around with these options and find the one that fits your neckwear needs best.
Kathryn Vercillo
If you're a yarn-thusiast, there's a good chance your stash has spiraled out of control a time or two. (Those new skeins are hard to resist!) But you don't need your needles and hooks for every project. Think outside the box and put your yarn to work with these fun stitch-free projects that'll clear up your stash pile, fast.
Kathryn Vercillo
The crochet shell stitch is beautiful, and it also happens to be one of the simplest decorative techniques to master. It's done using stitches that create arch-like shells, which become even more eye-catching when stacked. Pair rows with colorwork and it only gets more gorgeous and bold.
Dedri Uys
It’s never too late to start a new craft. Just ask Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka The Crafty Gemini), who not only teaches sewing in Sew Little: Nursery Design, but also shows off her quilting, knitting and embroidery skills in the classes that come with a Bluprint Project Plan.
The granite stitch is a technique of many names. Also known as moss stitch and seed stitch, it's a simple crochet stitch that gives an eye-catching texture. Here's how to implement it into your next project.
Kathryn Vercillo
The crochet wattle stitch is a variation on the shell stitch. But in this technique, the shell is created by working 1 sc, ch 1, 1 dc all into the same stitch, and each shell is crocheted into the ch-1 spaces in the row below. The result? A gorgeous, textured pattern you can easily turn into a baby bib. Consider it the perfect project for first-time wattlers.
Kathryn Vercillo
Fact: chevron never goes out of style, especially in crochet. And while it may seem like an advanced technique, as long as you can single crochet and increase and decrease stitches, you can create eye-catching chevron colorwork. Here's how to make it happen in your next project.
Kathryn Vercillo
Before you start stitching, learn to count your stitches to make sure you'll have plenty of yarn. Vanessa gives tips on managing multiple strands of yarn as you go.
It's time to start stitching your chunky piece! Learn to make a chain ring, work in rounds, change colors and more.
Finish off your blanket by adding an edging and weaving in the ends. This chunky throw doesn't need blocking; it's ready for you to enjoy!
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