Bobble stitch
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Bobble stitch

Bobble stitch Otherwise known as a pompom stitch. Similar to the popcorn and puff stitch, but not the same. This is usually marked by a symbol which is similar to flower bud – as the curves (usually five) symbolize stitches, they have a crosspiece; meaning they are connected at the top by a crosspiece. Some…

Puff stitch
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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 yarned over the hook. The puff stitch is NOT the same as the popcorn stitch or bobble stitch. This is a very decorative stitch, usually…

Curly cue
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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 for lace curtains, bows or in amigurumi (most often for crochet figures with many legs, such as jellyfish or octopuses). The type and amount of crochet…

Turning chain
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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 we are starting off. So if we want to make a row of double crochet stitches, we must first crochet three chain stitches so that first…

What is crochet?

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 hook. Crochet products can also be made from non-standard yarns – from metal, grass, hay or plastic. Non-typical materials are mainly used in creating home accessories,…

Lace
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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 also silk, wool, silver, gold and other metals. Although patterned, it is plain in color, and is made using various stitches, is extraordinarily elaborate and…

Multiple stitches
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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 multiple crochet stitch is made on the basis of the double crochet stitch. Theoretically, we may yarn over the thread as many times as we…

Post Stitches
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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 very interesting effects, often associated with complex patterns. They’re also known as raised stitches, or relief stitches. ◉ How does it work? Relief stitches differ from basic stitches…

C2C (Corner-to-corner)
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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 opposite), we create a square or rectangular crochet piece. Although it’s considered quite an advanced technique due to having to work diagonally and frequent turning over…

Crab stitch
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Crab stitch

Crab stitch The crab stitch got its name from the direction in which we crochet it. We do this in the opposite way of basic crochet, that is not from right to left but from left to right. It’s a decorative stitch thanks to which we achieve an effect of diagonal ribbing. For example, it’s…

Picot
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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 slip stitch), or an inverted three-sided shape within a circle. The picot is a decorative element of the edge of a crochet piece – it’s often…

Multicolored stitches
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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: Intarsia and jacquard Tapestry crochet C2C In order to effectively make attractive crochet products from yarn of more than one color, we must master changing colors and…

Widening (adding stitches)
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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 working on circular piece (see → crocheting in the round) C2C – the corner-to-corner method (see → C2C) invisible increase (amigurumi) The issues of crocheting in the…

Crocheting in the round
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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 are based on this technique – doilies, bags with a circular bottom, coasters or decoratively complex round carpets – there are myriad examples. Mastering several ways of…