What is a crochet bobble stitch? A bobble stitch is the kind of puffy stitch you see in the photo above. It looks like a little ball that sits on top of your crochet fabric. Get 2 FREE patterns when you subscribe! Why would I want to use a bobble stitch? Bobble stitches… Continue reading How to Crochet a Bobble Stitch
Why would I want to make fringe? Howdy all! Recently I released a new knitting pattern, Minco Shawl, that has fringe all along the edge. The pictures in this tutorial are from that project, using Lion Brand Yarns Mandala, graciously provided by Lion Brand Yarns. That required cutting a LOT of fringe! Fortunately, I came… Continue reading How to Make Fringe for a Crochet or Knitting Project
A crochet pattern for beginners Hi friends! Today's post is actually not about something new, but about a change. Years ago I designed this very simple cuff bracelet as a way to teach my students how to make the most basic crochet stitches, while still giving them the opportunity to make something usable and wearable.… Continue reading A Beginning Crochet Pattern – Beginner Bracelet Pattern and Tutorial
Tunisian Crochet Tunisian crochet is a specific variety of crochet. In Tunisian crochet you pick up loops all across your row in a "forward pass" and then work them off your hook in a "return pass." There are lots of different Tunisian crochet stitches, and they can produce some beautiful fabrics! Tunisian Crochet Cowl -… Continue reading How to do Tunisian Knit Stitch; Crochet that Looks Like Knitting!
Why would you want to crochet in a spiral? Some crochet patterns are written in a way that makes two or more colors spiral out from the center. You can do some fun things with this technique. I have two patterns available that use this technique: Lucien Hat Kewpie Beret (C) Interweave Crochet One nice… Continue reading How to Crochet in a Spiral: A Video Tutorial