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
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.
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
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
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, but it can be a bit tricky to hold and navigate with a tapestry needle. Follow along with the photos below for a step-by-step tutorial on this joining method.Read More
Curious about crocheting with wire? It’s just as easy as working with yarn, but there are a few key differences to consider. This article will cover strategies, tools, and resources you’ll need to get started on your own wire crochet projects.
Selecting the Right Wire
Wire used for crochet must be thin and pliable yet strong enoughRead More
A foundation chain is an essential part to any crocheting project. This stitch can also be called a starting chain as it is used for the beginning row of whatever project you’re working on. Learning a foundation chain is a great way to improve your crocheting skills so this tutorial is perfect for anyone working on their skill set.Read More