You are crocheting along, row after row, with your afghan project bunched on your lap. You finally open up the afghan to look at your work only to notice it’s gotten narrower. This happens to beginner and experienced crocheters alike. Very honestly, once you learn the basic stitches, getting your pieces even is the nextRead 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
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
I’m Marie Segares from Underground Crafter, and I love to play around with new and exciting yarns. In the last few years, the availability of independent yarns has exploded. Every crocheter now has more access to hand-dyed yarns, handspun yarns, and yarns imported in small batches than ever before.
One thing that crocheters may find intimidatingRead More
If you are just learning to crochet, one of the hurdles you must overcome is learning how to read crochet patterns. While you don’t have to learn everything all at once, there are a few important elements of a pattern to know so that you can pick up any of the patterns in this issue and feel comfortable enough to attempt them if one strikes your fancy.Read More
The time has come for you to learn how to do a puff stitch! Don’t worry if you’re just learning this type of cluster stitch for the first time – there are also popcorn stitches and bobble stitches to learn too!Read More
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.Read More
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!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
The time has come for you to learn how to do a bobble stitch! Don’t worry if you’re just learning this type of cluster stitch for the first time – there are also puff stitches and popcorn stitches to learn too!Read More