Knitwear

Knitwear The term "knitwear" is used to describe the products of crochet, knitting, knooking, and other techniques that result in creating this kind of textile. It's made specifically by...

Slip knot

Every piece of crochet begins with a slip knot. It serves to secure the yarn to the crochet hook in order to make the foundation chain. A well-made...

Crochet hook

Crochet hook The crochet hook is a tool for making crochet knitwear by hand. It’s long and narrows towards one end where there is a hook which draws the...

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...

Picot

Picot This is usually marked by a symbol with three ellipses (symbolizing a chain stitch) arranged in a inverted three-sided shape with a dot at the bottom (symbolizing a...

Widening (adding stitches)

Widening (adding stitches) The term ‘widening’ may refer to two kinds of activities while crocheting, namely: Shaping a crochet piece by increases and decreases in rows Adding stitches while...

Useful Crochet Accessories – Storage and Measuring Tools

What should every crocheter have in their studio? Of course, you need a crochet hook and some yarn, right? Sure, that’s all you need when you start, but...

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...

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...

Magic Ring (Adjustable Loop) in Crochet

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 is...

10 Best Crochet Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Ready to step up your crocheting game? With this collection of clever crochet hacks, you will be unbeatable, because all top crochet designers know little tricks that help...

Useful Crochet Accessories – Working on and Finishing off Your Projects

What should every crocheter have in their studio? Of course, you need a crochet hook and some yarn, right? Sure, that’s all you need when you start, but...

Temperature Blanket – Ideas and Resources

The internet is buzzing with temperature blanket ideas, because it's this time of the year! If you don't know what temperature blanket is, or if you want to...

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...

Crab stitch

Crab stitch The crab stitch got its name from the direction in which we crochet it. We do this in the opposite way of basic crochet, that is not...

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...

Fabric Crochet – Crocheting with Fabric Yarn

Looking for other ways to spice up your crochet practice? Try fabric crochet! It's eco-friendly, full of unexpected effects and simply perfect for home accessories. Want to know...

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...

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...

The Art of Freeform Crochet

Have you ever heard about freeform crochet? It's so much fun, because there are absolutely no rules to how you should do it. Whether you like making three-dimensional...

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Hi! My name is Kate, and I'm a crafter and textile designer. I come from a family of makers who never stop creating. Crochet, knitting, sewing... Handmade is definitely my thing! Make yourself at home and let's create something together!

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