Tips and Tutorials

Learn how to crochet with these handy tips and step-by-step tutorials.


Too Cool for Stitch School: How to Crochet the Flower Puff Stitch

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Just like clockwork, when Spring rolls around so does an array of beautiful flowers! The puff stitches in this design resemble whimsical little lilacs, making this stitch the perfect addition to your repertoire as you enjoy crocheting lightweight shawls and scarves during the warmer months! This in-depth tutorial is there to help every crochet newbie who would like to tackle the “Spring Lilac Headband” pattern.

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How to Finger Crochet

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Finger crochet is a great way to enjoy crochet when you don’t have a hook on hand (or, when your hook isn’t the right size for your yarn). It’s also a great way to teach crochet, since your fingers only have to focus on the mechanics of the stitches and not on how to hold

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Essential Supplies for the Avid Crocheter

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Since learning to crochet, you’ve probably acquired different supplies and tools as you’ve needed them and a bit haphazardly. If you’re an avid crocheter, though, there are so many tools available now that can help you get organized, care for your projects, and crochet in comfort that you may want to take stock of what

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Stitch School: Star Stitch

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The star stitch is a magical stitch to learn this December. The pinwheel-like design resembles a snowflake, and adding this to your repertoire will give you a chance to tackle the Up North Star Stitch Cap.

To work the first Star Stitch in the round

Ch 2, draw up a loop in the 2nd ch from hook,

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Loopy Linked Stitch Tutorial

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The Loopy Linked Double Crochet is actually a variation of the linked double crochet stitch, and it’s something that came about because I was actually working the original stitch incorrectly! Keep reading to see how to purposefully replicate this stitch, and if you’re still a little unsure, be sure to watch our video tutorial at

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Foundation Crochet Basics

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When working any in-the-round motif pattern, there are a few different ways to start off your motif, and there is no right or wrong way. Some people prefer to crochet a series of chain stitches and join them with a slip stitch to form a ring, and others prefer to use the magic ring method.

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How to Crochet Fair Isle

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There are many ways in which crochet is different than knitting. For instance, crochet stitches can be short, tall or textured, and they can wrap around and go in many different directions. The look of crochet stitches are noticeable different from knitting stitches, but there is one traditional knitting technique that can be made in

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Russian Joining: A How To

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The Russian Join is a great method for splicing together yarn. You can use it in the middle of a project to join in new yarn without weaving in ends later, or you can use it to organize your smaller bits of stash yarn to create a “magic yarn ball.” It’s a fairly straightforward process,

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