Inspiration is one of those things that, as Forest Gump famously said, just jumps up and bites you on the behind.
The granny square is perhaps the most iconic motif in the craft of crochet. However, the square is just the beginning of what you can do with the granny stitch. Learn how to adapt the granny square to make granny circles, triangles, pentagons, hexagons, rectangles, hearts, and rows.
Fringe is a decorative strip of yarn that adds such a nice touch to your finished objects. It can be woven, tied, crocheted, knitted and sewn into pillows, scarfs, shawls, among lots of other items.
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Crochet socks are fun to make and my personal favorite. I make them and wear them more than any project. In fact, I’ve made over 100 pairs in the last few years. Socks are fun to make, comfortable, and quick to stitch!
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Hyperbolic crochet is a form of crochet worked in the round to grow items exponentially so that they form organic ruffles. Although the term is derived from geometry and can sound a bit complex, the truth is that you can use the basic concept of hyperbolic crochet to easily created ruffled projects, such as scrubbies for the bath and kitchen.
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Sometimes you see a crochet pattern that you really like but the color scheme suggested by the designer isn’t quite right for you. Or perhaps you want to make the same pattern using more or fewer colors than those in the original design. How do you know ahead of time what the likely effect will be when changing a pattern’s colors? This guide can help. Continue reading “Tips for Changing The Colors in Your Crochet Project”
Because I design patterns, I embrace the multiples-math that is used to make patterns work. But even a novice knitter or crocheter can use a pattern’s repeats to customize a project’s size. All you need to do is pay attention to the basics of pattern construction.
You worked on that project for hours. It was used and loved but now you’ve found a hole! Never fear. You can fix a hole!
There are a lot of techniques that can be used to fix a hole in your hand knitting, but we’re going to focus on the 2 techniques most related to knit stitches. Both techniques are a way of creating duplicate stitch over the offending hole.
When you find a crochet stitch pattern that you love, there’s a good chance that you will want to use it over and over. But what happens when you find it in one kind of pattern (such as a blanket) but want to make it in another project (such as a dishcloth)? Or even if you like the project, let’s say a scarf, but you want to make it narrower or wider than the original pattern? What you will need to do is figure out what the stitch multiples are for that pattern then adjust your starting chain with those multiples in mind. This guide will show you how to do it.
There are so many inspiring crochet circle patterns out there. But what if you want to make a blanket or other item that has straight edges? You will need square crochet motifs. While there are also plenty of great square crochet patterns out there, there may be times that you want to adapt a circle into a square to create the exact pattern you desire. This guide shows you how to turn a crochet circle into a square. It includes a simple crochet circle-in-a-square pattern along with additional information to help you learn how to adapt any circle to a square.