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...

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...

Slip knot

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 first foundation...

C2C (Corner-to-corner)

C2C (Corner-to-corner) The corner-to-corner technique is based on double crochet stitches and chain stitches. Working diagonally (starting from the lower left corner and finishing at the top right corner...

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...

Multicolored stitches

Multicolored stitches Every stitch can be made using many different colored yarns. Some techniques for simple, uniform and recurring stitches are based on creating patterns from two or more colors: ...

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...

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...

Amigurumi

Amigurumi Amigurumi is a Japanese technique for making crocheted stuffed toys. The name comes from Japanese: ami meaning crocheting or knitting; and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll. Therefore, the term...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Crocheting in the round

Crocheting in the round There are many ways to create a circular shape in crochet and this one of the basic crocheting skills, one which is useful in many...

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...

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...

Double Crochet (US) / Treble Crochet (UK)

Double Crochet / Treble Crochet US terms: Double Crochet (dc) UK terms: Treble Crochet (tr) Usually marked by a T-shaped symbol with one crossbar on the stem. How-to: We yarn over the thread...

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...

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...

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...

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