Crochet Techniques

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.


How to Weave in Yarn Ends

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.

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How To Wet Block Crochet Projects

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.

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Corner-to-Corner (C2C) Borders

Just completed a corner-to-corner afghan, but not sure how to finish it? Watch this video and learn how to make a simple, stunning border that will make your piece pop! Plus, ever have problems with your corner-to-corner blanket not looking like a perfect square? Or don’t know the best way to keep loose ends from falling out of your work? Find out Mikey’s solution to both of these common problems inside this video from Michael Sellick for Yarnspirations.com.

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Foundation Half Double Crochet Basics

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. Both are effective, depending on your own personal preference, but there’s still another way to start off a motif pattern and that’s by using a row of foundation stitches.

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How to Seam a Crochet Sweater

Making a sweater for the first time can be intimidating for some stitchers.  Sizing, pattern choices, and the extra finishing that sweaters sometimes require can be major barriers to creating the sweater of your dreams.

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Zippers 101: Sewing Zippers onto Crochet

Putting a zipper into crocheted fabric is always a little tricky. In my “Ring Around the Posies Skirt” design I used an invisible zipper for the closure at the center back waist. I chose an invisible zipper because it doesn’t show as much in the finished project. It is also less likely to snag the fabric when being opened and closed.

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Foundation Half Double Crochet (Fhdc) Photo Tutorial

So you were reading through a pattern and you saw the foundation half double crochet stitch. Don’t freak out. Work through the stitch with our simple photo tutorial. This technique is a great one to learn. Any foundation stitch works by crocheting the chain and first row simultaneously! Save some time on your next project!

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