If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet pattern, this is a great one! The pattern uses the Tunisian simple stitch, which is easy enough for newbies. It’s unlike any knit or traditional crochet stitch I have tried before and it creates a dense but flexible weave that's perfect for a winter accessory.
These crocheted ornaments are every kind of perfect: simple to make and soooooo cute. You can customize the pattern in endless ways (thick stripes, thin stripes, no stripes!), so you'll never get bored making them. Which is why every single person on your list might get one this year.
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Crocodile stitch can be a real yarn-eater. Luckily, just a little bit of the pattern can go a long way. Find out how to spice up your projects with crocodile-stitch edging, as Tamara guides you through methods for working around curves and making scales point out instead of in.
Did your swatch not turn out exactly as you had expected? No problem. This lesson is all about discovering what can go wrong and how to avoid making the same mistake in the future. Witness how losing or adding stitches and improper hook insertion affect the shape of your fabric as Kim shows you how to fix mistakes and offers tips for keeping them from happening again.
Similar to cables, traveling stitches are post stitches that are worked out of order, leaning left or right to move across your fabric and create simple geometric shapes. To practice, you'll crochet a diamond Aran panel embellished with ribs and popcorn stitch.
Meet Kim Werker and begin learning how to work in the round with two key methods for making circular shapes: staggered and stacked increases. You'll see what shape each increase creates, troubleshoot common circular slip-ups and get tips for starting your projects.
Create your gorgeous Maltese Ring with two different colors. Start working with the outer thread to form the larger ring then add fun details like beads for a decorative touch. Finally, Marilee will show you her trick for hiding tails at the end that you can use on any project.
Lindsey provides the professional technique you need to know to connect and mimic textured stitching. Learn to identify gaps and connections as you use the connect and weave method. Then, connect different edges for a uniformed look as you mimic the texture throughout the seam.
Want to expand on your toolkit for ribbing? Find out how to work beautiful ribbing six eye-catching ways: post-stitch ribbing, slip-stitch ribbing and more. For fun crochet openwork, Shannon shares his beautiful variation of broomstick lace, "non-stick lace."
Snuggle up with these modern afghans.
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