Working with color when crafting is universally appealing – just look at the explosion of long color run yarns like Noro and other such brands. My painting experience is instructive in this area: colors come alive and reveal personality only in context with other colors. As on the painting canvas, so too in creating crochet fabric – there is is something infinitely satisfying about watching colors take form and reveal themselves in the context of a crochet project, especially in Tunisian crochet by carrying yarn.Read More
I am a big lover of tunisian crochet. I have utilized this style of crochet in many of my designs. To underscore this point, in last August’s edition of ILikeCrochet.com I discussed tunisian crochet as a vehicle for injecting color into a crochet design.
In this second tunisian crochet article, I’d like to introduce a differentRead More
Knowing how to increase and decrease can open up a whole new world in crochet.Read More
Once you have mastered how to single crochet, the next stitch you’re likely to learn is the double crochet stitch. Follow along with this quick tutorial and learn how to double crochet.
The double crochet stitch is considered by many to be the most versatile stitch of the crochet world. Not only is the stitch easyRead More
Hooray! You have just finished that piece you’ve been working on… or have you? Maybe not. If you want to add a professional finish to your crocheted piece, you should consider blocking it.Read More
Perhaps the most fundamental stitch in crocheting, the single crochet (sc) is an incredibly important skill to learn to begin crocheting anything. This tutorial will take you step-by-step to introduce you to the stitch so you can begin your crocheting adventure or simply refresh in preparation of a new project!Read More
Learn how to wet block your crochet projects with this easy-to-follow tutorial complete with step-by-step pictures. Wet blocking crochet projects is essential for achieving that professional, polished look to your finished pieces and garments.Read More
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 beautiful Flower Puff Stitch.Read More
Crocheting straight edges is one of the things most beginner crocheters struggle with, but thankfully there are many tips and tricks out there to help you achieve that nice straight edge. But why are straight edges on your crochet projects an important feature? It all comes down to the final presentation. Having straight edges on your piece will really make a difference in how it fits and looks, so it’s an important skill to master for the best results.Read More
How do you do a half double crochet stitch? Learn by following the illustrated tutorial below! Half double crochet (hdc) is an easy stitch to learn and it’s only slightly more involved than the single crochet stitch. The resulting stitch pattern is a little looser and taller than the single crochet, and it uses a little more yarn.Read More