Surface Crochet
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Surface Crochet

Let’s talk about surface crochet, shall we? This crochet technique may not be something you use everyday, but it’s an essential for every crocheter to know it exists. It comes in many shapes and forms, so sit back, relax and let’s dive in! Find more inspiration in my Recommendation Series, because I’ve analyzed lots of…

Filet Crochet – Resources and Inspiration
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Filet Crochet – Resources and Inspiration

Even if you’ve never heard the term filet crochet, I’m sure you’ve seen it already, because it’s one of the most classic ways of crocheting. Find more inspiration in my Recommendation Series, because I’ve analyzed lots of cool crochet stitches and projects there. Learn more about Granny Square Crochet Ideas, Dune Blanket Ideas, or explore The…

Ribbing
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Ribbing

Ribbing is a very useful technique, especially if we like crocheting sweaters, tops or cardigans. It will come in handy in winter accessories, too! Beanies and socks are a great example, because they require a very elastic structure. This kind of crochet is perfect for items that are often stretched, so you will find many…

Standing Stitch
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Standing Stitch

Have you ever heard of standing stitch? It’s a great technique for all of you, who like their projects nice and clean.    STANDING STITCH IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TURNING CHAIN   What is a standing stitch? It’s is an alternative to turning chain, and basically removes the need for it. You can add it to anywhere you…

Wire Crochet
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Wire Crochet

Wire crochet is a technique usually used for making jewelry, like Bead Crochet. It employs basic crochet techniques, but uses thin, soft metal wire instead of yarn.  featured image by @alambresamericraftsupply on Instagram: source How does it work? It works the same way as regular crochet does, but the use of wire makes it very decorative and…

Bead Crochet
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Bead Crochet

Bead crochet allows one to create very original jewelry and is based on crocheting yarn or thread on to which beads have been threaded. There are a lot of ways one can use beads in handmade items, including embroidery with beads, weaving, or knotting. featured image by @soulleyla_crochet on Instagram: source How does it work? Through skilled crocheting,…

Knooking
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Knooking

Knooking is a technique, similar to Tunisian crochet, which uses special tools. In fact, these techniques are often confused. Knooking is neither crochet nor knitting, but rather something in between. featured image by @zuza_armarinhos on Instagram: source The tool for knooking looks like an elongated crochet hook with a hole at one end, through which…

Decrease in Crochet
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Decrease in Crochet

Decrease in crochet indicates, that you should join two stitches at the top, so that the overall number of stitches decreases in the next row or round. Related terms: Increase, Amigurumi Abbreviations In both US and UK terms you can find these abbreviations: dec *name of stitch* two together (for example: dc 2 tog) *name…

10 Best Crochet Hacks to Make Your Life Easier
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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 them work faster, better and be more creative. ◉ 10 best crochet hacks Below you will find the most clever and useful crochet hacks, that will make…

Useful Crochet Accessories – Working on and Finishing off Your Projects
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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 when patterns get more complicated, and your projects more time-consuming, it’s great to have some useful crochet accessories at hand.  Whether you have a beautiful crafting studio…

Useful Crochet Accessories – Storage and Measuring Tools
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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 when patterns get more complicated, and your projects more time-consuming, it’s great to have some useful crochet accessories at hand.  Whether you have a beautiful crafting studio…

Types of Yarn
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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 also yarns that combine these two types of fibers. You can use another differentiation, too, based on the way the yarn is made: spun (strands of fiber…

Yarn Ball Types
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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 yarn or thread. These units are most often called skeins, balls or hanks, but there are many different types of winding, which create different shapes….

Foundation chain
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Foundation chain

The foundation chain, also known as a base chain or starting chain, is a base for almost all crochet projects, especially those working in rows. To put it simply, it’s a series of chain stitches beginning with a slip knot. What is a Foundation Chain? The foundation chain is one of the first things you…