How to crochet the bobble stitch, a video tutorial by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
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How to Crochet a Bobble Stitch

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

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How to do a Half Double Crochet and Half Double Crochet Decrease

Today's mission is to show you how to make a half double crochet stitch, and also, how to make the most basic half double crochet decrease. In the photos I'm sharing here, I'm working on one of my crochet designs, Primary Sweater Dress. It is available in girls sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.… Continue reading How to do a Half Double Crochet and Half Double Crochet Decrease

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How to Crochet in the Back Loop

How to crochet in the back loop of a stitchHave 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 abbreviation… Continue reading How to Crochet in the Back Loop

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Going in Circles

So, you've learned the very basics of crochet. How to chain. How to single crochet and double crochet. You want to make hats, round potholders, rugs, round blankets, shawls, and dishcloths. How do you do it?There are four basic ways to begin a circle.Crocheting into a Chain Loop:The more you chain, the bigger the hole in… Continue reading Going in Circles

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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 finishing… Continue reading Finishing the Job: How to Finish or End a Crochet Piece