How to Make Fringe for a Crochet or Knitting Project

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 up… Continue reading How to Make Fringe for a Crochet or Knitting Project

Minco Shawl: An Easy Knit Shawl Pattern

Free and Easy Knit Shawl PatternHi friends! I have another free pattern for you! This one is a knit shawl called "Minco Shawl." This shawl is nice and big! Plenty of coverage here. You can easily wrap it around your neck, and let the ends hang over your shoulders. No shawl pin needed.The pattern begins… Continue reading Minco Shawl: An Easy Knit Shawl Pattern

A Beginning Crochet Pattern – Beginner Bracelet Pattern and Tutorial

A crochet pattern for beginnersHi 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. I… Continue reading A Beginning Crochet Pattern – Beginner Bracelet Pattern and Tutorial

How to do Tunisian Smock Stitch

Tunisian Crochet Smock StitchTunisian crochet smock stitch is the beautiful, textured stitch you see in the photo above. I used this pattern stitch in a Tunisian crochet pattern called Iridescent Cowl (click here for the pattern!). This is a free crochet pattern on my blog!It's a lovely cowl that uses Tunisian knit stitch (tutorial here)… Continue reading How to do Tunisian Smock Stitch

How to do Tunisian Knit Stitch – Crochet that Looks Like Knitting!

Tunisian CrochetTunisian 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 - FREE pattern!My… Continue reading How to do Tunisian Knit Stitch – Crochet that Looks Like Knitting!