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
Check out our free articles about different crochet techniques that will help you achieve professional looking results with your crochet endeavors. From basic to advanced techniques to finishing techniques like wet blocking your projects and different ways to add borders to your pieces, these are the crochet techniques you’ll want to learn right away.
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 inRead More
This quick tutorial on how to create a bag lining will, I hope, speak your language. If you’ve ever constructed a crocheted garment and seamed it with a backstitch or a whip stitch or put together a motif-based blanket, you’ve already got most of the bag lining basics in your crafty techniques toolbox.Read More
Cables are a beautiful way to add texture and interest to your crochet projects, but if you have never worked a cable before it can be a bit intimidating. Like you, I love the look of crochet cables and in the beginning, I was nervous to try the technique because of how the stitchRead More
Magic Ring, Magic Circle, Magic Loop — you might see these at the beginning of a lot of crochet patterns! All meaning the same thing, this is a crochet technique that will help you get started crocheting the pattern with ease.Read More
Finishing is something that most crocheters don’t take much time to think about, but it can really make or break a project. One important aspect that every crochet project includes is loose ends. There is nothing worse than spending hours on a project only to rush through the finishing and have ends sticking out.Read More
If you love to crochet motifs but hate sewing them together, the join-as-you-go method may be right for you. Try out this method with this issue’s Circle in a Square Join-As-You-Go Baby Blanket.Read More
Decreasing in crochet doesn’t have to be difficult! Keep reading for a step-by-step guide that demonstrates two ways to easily crochet decrease in your projects. Then, practice what you’ve learned in the Purr-fect Backpack pattern.Read More
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