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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Working with a crochet hook

Working with a crochet hook There are various techniques of holding a crochet hook while working. Although most available instructions concern right-handed crochet, there are more and more training...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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