There's a lot more to finishing a crochet project than fastening off. To get a professionally finished piece, you need to put just as much care and attention into finishing as you do the actual stitching. Here are some must-know tips for producing the best crochet possible.
After you've completed your pattern, there's one thing you've got to do: seam your crochet. It's an essential step for most crochet projects, but can be a little intimidating whether you're seaming a complex cardigan or joining simple granny squares. Take a deep breath — with these tips, seaming can be way more stress-free.
While it may be tempting to skip, a good blocking is the key to taking your crochet projects from a homemade vibe to a polished and professional one. It's worth the extra effort — and this tutorial makes it totally achievable.
Ever wonder how knitters take two pieces of knitting and seamlessly combine them into one continuous section? It’s not magic! It’s called the Kitchener stitch.
Buttons can add a functional and decorative finish to your knitting projects, so knit them wisely! Most knitting patterns will tell you how to knit your buttonholes and button bands, but if you’re designing your own or adding buttons to an existing pattern, you might need some extra help.
Most of us learn about cleaning and caring for our knitted garments the hard way, like washing a wool sweater in hot water only to find that it felted into a baby-sized sweater or washing a hat in detergent that made you break out into a rash. Many of us have learned a thing or two about knitted garment care through experience.
When you knit a shawl, you might notice that while you're stitching it and even when you bind off, the shawl looks all scrunched up. Triangle shawls look more like big blobs than like a triangle, and you can't quite make out those gorgeous yarn overs that you stitched.