Stiffening

Stiffening Stiffening crochet pieces is aimed at giving them proper shape and rigidity so as not to collapse. This method is applied to the making of crochet Christmas tree...

Magic loop

Magic loop Also known as a magic circle, magic ring (MR) or adjustable ring. This is usually marked by a large closed circle or a spiral. The magic loop...

Slip Stitch

Slip Stitch US terms: slip stitch (sl. st.) UK terms: slip stitch (ss) Usually marked by a dot or a short dash. As it’s also called a closing stitch, there is frequent...

Popcorn Stitch

Popcorn stitch The popcorn stitch forms a raised bubble made of double crochet stitches. It’s similar to bobble and puff stitches, but not the same.  This is usually marked by...

Bobble stitch

Bobble stitch Otherwise known as a pompom stitch. Similar to the popcorn and puff stitch, but not the same. This is usually marked by a symbol which is similar to flower...

Puff stitch

Puff stitch Also known as the bead stitch This is usually marked by a symbol similar to a flower bulb in which the number of curves signifies the number loops...

Back post / front post single crochet (US) / double crochet...

Back post / front post single crochet (US) / double crochet (UK) Abbreviations: US terms: FPSC (front post single crochet) & BPSC (back post single crochet) UK terms: FPDC...

Double Treble (US) / Triple Treble (UK)

Double Treble / Triple Treble US terms: Double Treble (dtr) UK terms: Triple Treble (tr tr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with three crossbars on the stem. How-to: We yarn over the...

Treble (US) / Double Treble (UK)

Treble (US) / Double Treble (UK) US terms: Treble or Triple Crochet (trc) UK terms: Double Treble (dtr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with two crossbars on the stem. How-to: We yarn...

Single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)

Single Crochet / Double Crochet US terms: Single Crochet (sc) UK terms: Double Crochet (dc) Usually marked by a plus-shaped symbol + or the letter x. How-to: We insert the hook in the...

Curly cue

Curly cue Also known as spiral or corkscrew stitch This is often used as a decorative stitch – as an icicle for hanging on a Christmas tree, as a finishing...

Types of crochet techniques

Types of crochet techniques Basic stitches Crocheting in the round Multicolored stitches C2C Tunisian crochet Intarsia Jacquard stitch Amigurumi Filet crochet Bead crochet Wire crochet Fabric crochet Surface...

Turning chain

Turning chain The turning chain takes the place of the first stitch in a row. We make it in order to secure the right height of the row which...

Fabric crochet

Fabric crochet Related with rag rug crochet. Fabric crochet is a technique using long strips of fabric instead of yarn or thread. Various accessories are made in this way, such...

What is crochet?

What is crochet? Crochet is a technique for making knitwear based on drawing yarn, thread or strips of material through loops of yarn with the aid of a crochet...

Lace

Lace Related terms: filet crochet, Irish lace. Lace is a particular crochet product of a very delicate openwork structure, usually created from fine thread, most often cotton or linen, but...

Half double (US) / Half treble (UK)

Half Double Crochet / Half Treble Crochet US terms: Half Double Crochet (hdc) UK terms: Half Treble (htr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol. How-to: We yarn over the thread, insert the hook...

Filet crochet

Filet crochet The filet crochet technique is a simple one based on double crochet stitches and chains. With the aid of these, we create open and solid blocks, the...

Multiple stitches

Multiple stitches This is usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with the number of crossbars on the stem corresponding to the number of times the thread is wound over. A...

Back post / front post stitches

Back post / front post stitches Universal abbreviation: FP & BP This is marked by a basic stitch symbol with a hook at the bottom – the direction of the...

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