How to Read Yarn Labels

Yarn labels are full of important informations, so learning how to read them is a crucial lesson. It will make choosing the right materials much easier for you!...

Synthetic and Novelty Yarns

We call this type of yarn synthetic or artificial yarns. Instead of sourcing fibers from living organisms, people learnt how to make them through chemical synthesis. In this...

Plant Fiber-Based Yarns

This article is a part of Yarn 101 series ⟶ Types of Yarn. ◉ To create a plant-based yarn, you need to obtain plant fibers, such as cotton, flax or...

Animal Fiber-Based Yarns

This article is a part of Yarn 101 series ⟶ Types of Yarn. ◉ Source of these fibers are domesticated animals, such as goats, sheep, camelids or rabbits. In this...

Types of Yarn

There are many types of yarn, each of which has different qualities, look, durability and price. Some of them use natural fibers, other are man-made, but there are...

Yarn Weights and Ply

featured photo by Jake | KENYARN / instagram.com (@isthatkenyarn) ◉ Yarn weight categories tell us how thick a yarn is. There are 8 main categories, which contain different types of...

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...

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