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…

Increase in Crochet
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Increase in Crochet

Increase in crochet indicates, that you should crochet two stitches in the same stitch. This way they are joined together at the bottom, so the overall number of stitches increases in the next row or round. Related terms: Decrease, Amigurumi Abbreviations In both US and UK terms you can find these abbreviations: inc 2 *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…

Crochet Swatches

Crochet Swatches

Crochet swatch is a sample of the pattern that you make before starting the main project, usually in the shape of a square. featured photo by Sharna (@sweet_sharna) Before tackling any project, you might want to make a crochet swatch first. This simple tool will help you with variety of measurements, which can be critical…

Crochet Blocking
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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 elaborate and delicate pieces, as well as these with an unusual shape or made from natural yarn. Blocking a piece such as shawl allows us to even…

Tapestry Crochet
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Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry crochet is also known as carpet crochet, mochila crochet, or wayuu crochet. Intarsia and jacquard are very similar techniques, too, so you can find lots of sources that use these names interchangeably.  There are a lot of different terms used to describe colorwork techniques, so it’s easy to get confused. Even in crochet and…