crochet how-to, handspinning, how to knit, Uncategorized

Learn to Wind a Center-pull Ball of Yarn by Hand

Maybe you don't have a ball-winder and a swift. I know most of us have seen the "hack" of using a toilet paper tube and hand mixer to wind our yarn, but the idea of my yarn, or worse yet, my hand mixer, touching a toilet paper tube just really grosses me out. Maybe you're… Continue reading Learn to Wind a Center-pull Ball of Yarn by Hand

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Learn to join sections of crochet as you work, tutorial by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
crochet how-to, Scarves, Uncategorized

Learn to Join Sections of Crochet as You Work

You can use slip stitches to join different sections of crochet as you work. This is great for color blocking! As it turns out, it's also great for working in plaid! Just recently I released a new free crochet pattern called Stratford Scarf (click here to see it on Ravelry). I used this joining technique… Continue reading Learn to Join Sections of Crochet as You Work

crochet for children, crochet how-to, Tops & Sweaters, Tutorials, Uncategorized

Learn the Half Double Crochet and it’s 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 Learn the Half Double Crochet and it’s Decrease

Learn to crochet in the back loop only, or BLO. Photo tutorial.
blankets, crochet how-to, Tutorials, Uncategorized

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