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...

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...

Crochet Swatches

featured photo by Sharna (@sweet_sharna) ◉ Crochet swatch is a sample of the pattern that you make before starting the main project, usually in the shape of a square. Before...

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...

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 situations. Many projects...

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...

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 element...

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...

Post Stitches

Front post and back post stitches are useful for creating texture in crochet, so it's a must-learn for ambitious crocheters. This technique is easy to learn, but creates...

How to Change Colors in Crochet

Have you ever wondered how to change colors in crochet? Whether you are working in rows, circles or spirally, these simple tricks will come in handy. In this article...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What is a Crochet Diagram / Chart?

If you are crocheting for a while now, you must have already seen a chart, or a diagram. Crocheters and knitters use these two names interchangeably, because both...

Types of crochet techniques

Basic stitches Crocheting in the round Multicolored stitches C2C Tunisian crochet Intarsia Jacquard stitch Amigurumi Filet crochet Bead crochet Wire crochet Fabric crochet Surface crochet Freeform crochet ...

Fabric crochet

Fabric crochet Related with rag rug crochet. Fabric crochet is a technique using long strips of fabric instead of yarn or thread. Various accessories are made in this way, such...

Post Double Crochet (US) / Treble (UK)

This post is a part of a bigger article, so check it out here: Post Stitches. Below you can see abbreviations, which you will find in written crochet patterns: ...

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...

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...

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