Yarn Ball Types

featured photo by Fiber for the People ® / instagram.com (@fiber.for.the.people) ◉ When purchasing materials for a new crochet project, you buy individual units, which contain a particular length of...

Foundation chain

Foundation chain, also known as base chain or starting chain, is a base for almost all crochet projects, especially those worked in rows. To put it simply, it's...

Crochet Swatches

featured photo by Sharna (@sweet_sharna) ◉ Crochet swatch is a sample of the pattern that you make before starting the main project, usually in the shape of a square. Before...

Crochet Blocking

Blocking is a technique of stabilizing pieces of crochet, applied with the aim of granting them a desired shape. This is crucial in the case of openwork, very...

Freeform crochet

Freeform crochet Freeform crochet is a creative approach to crochet which allows one to create extraordinary three-dimensional shapes and works of art. Those experienced at crochet do not have...

Surface crochet

Surface crochet Surface crochet is a technique of decorating ready-made knitwear products in which one can create designs of a different color on the working surface using its structure...

Narrowing (dropping stitches)

Narrowing (dropping stitches) Working in rows, we achieve narrowing in the centre of the crochet piece by joining two or more stitches at the top, such as stitches joined...

Tapestry crochet

Tapestry crochet Also known as carpet crochet, mochila crochet, wayuu crochet. Related terms: mochila bag, wayuu bag This is a crocheting technique allowing one to create tight stiff shapes with a...

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

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 element...

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 crochet Freeform crochet ...

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