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

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… Continue reading How to do Tunisian Knit Stitch; Crochet that Looks Like Knitting!

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How to Crochet in a Spiral: A Video Tutorial

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  … Continue reading How to Crochet in a Spiral: A Video Tutorial

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How to Carry Yarn Up the Side of a Crochet Project

Hi friends! Lately I've been working on a new design project. It will be on the blog soon. In the meantime, I want to share a tutorial about one of the skills involved. This is a striped crochet project, which means color changes. Pros and Cons: When you are changing colors, you can cut your… Continue reading How to Carry Yarn Up the Side of a Crochet Project

Learn to crochet in the back loop only, or BLO. Photo tutorial.
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How to Crochet in the Back Loop

How to crochet in the back loop of a stitch Have you ever seen a pattern instruct you to crochet in the back loop of a stitch? Sometimes this may be written like "sc blo" or "hdc in BL". There may be other ways that designers notate this, but if you aren't sure what an… Continue reading How to Crochet in the Back Loop

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Finishing the Job: How to Finish or End a Crochet Piece

Lately I have helped a number of beginners learn to crochet.  I have noticed a tendency that I had rather forgotten about, but which I remember having when I too was a beginner.  What tendency? To cut off ends really short after tying a knot. So, I would like today to address the issue of… Continue reading Finishing the Job: How to Finish or End a Crochet Piece