Tips and Tutorials

Learn how to crochet with these handy crochet tips and step-by-step crochet tutorials and see just how easy it is to become a crocheter.

Whether you’re looking for specific stitch tutorials or you’re looking for technique tutorials and crochet tips, you’ll find a wealth of information here. See how you can add a fabric lining to your crochet bag, how to crochet the Catherine’s Wheel stitch and even how to finger crochet! These crochet tips and tutorials are meant for every skill level.

Here you’ll also find a variety of individual stitch tutorials as well as helpful diagrams and video tutorials to explain some of the trickier parts. Come learn a new crochet stitch or a brand new technique with us and see how easy it is to become a crochet master!

How to: Treble Crochet Decreases

Treble crochet two together or tr2tog is a method of crochet decreasing that takes two crochet stitches and turns them into a single stitch. This decrease pops up in numerous patterns, including shawls and sweaters, so it’s definitely one every crochet should come to master. Watch this easy tutorial by Jen Lucas and see how easy this technique can be!

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How to: Double Crochet Decreases

Double Crochet Decreases, or DC2tog (double crochet two together) as it’s written in patterns, is a common technique used in sweater making where you need to shape your fabric in order to create a piece that flatters and fits your body. This technique might sound intimidating, but it’s easy to master. All you need to do is turn two crochet stitches into a single stitch! Watch to learn how easy that can be.

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How to: Single Crochet Decreases

Single Crochet Decreases, often written as crochet two together or SC2tog, will shape your pieces without leaving noticeble holes in your work. This is a definite advantage to simply skipping a stitch in a row every time your pattern calls for a decrease. While this method is used in a variety of project types, it particularly works well in crocheted toys and amigurumi, in addition to larger pieces like sweaters.

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