Crochet Techniques


How To Crochet with Wire

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 enough

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How do I wet block my crochet projects?

Hi Carol,

I used to never block my finished crochet projects. I didn’t understand the point of it. I would finish a project and be so excited, and impatient, to wear or send off to its intended recipient. But after many years of crocheting I’ve come to learn the noticeable transformation blocking makes on the final

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Russian Joining: A How To

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.

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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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Stitch School: Join As You Go

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.

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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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Tunisian Crochet as Accent

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 different

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How to Line a Crochet Bag

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.

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