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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 result...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

Chain stitch

Chain Stitch US terms: chain stitch (ch) UK terms: chain stitch (ch) This is marked by a small circle, ellipse or a dot. A foundation chain starts off most crochet projects and...

Slip knot

Every piece of crochet begins with a slip knot. It serves to secure the yarn to the crochet hook in order to make the foundation chain. A well-made...

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...

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