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 ...

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...

Stiffening

Stiffening Stiffening crochet pieces is aimed at giving them proper shape and rigidity so as not to collapse. This method is applied to the making of crochet Christmas tree...

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...

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...

Foundation chain

Foundation chain, also known as base chain or starting chain, is a base for almost all crochet projects, especially those worked in rows. To put it simply, it's...

Basic Crochet Stitches

Basic stitches Basic crochet stitches are the entry point for other patterns. Every pattern, even the most complex, is a combination of those listed below: Names and abbreviations of crochet...

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: ...

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...

Narrowing (dropping stitches)

Narrowing (dropping stitches) Working in rows, we achieve narrowing in the centre of the crochet piece by joining two or more stitches at the top, such as stitches joined...

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...

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...

Knitwear

Knitwear The term "knitwear" is used to describe the products of crochet, knitting, knooking, and other techniques that result in creating this kind of textile. It's made specifically by...

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...

Slip Stitch

Slip Stitch US terms: slip stitch (sl. st.) UK terms: slip stitch (ss) Usually marked by a dot or a short dash. As it’s also called a closing stitch, there is frequent...

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...

Synthetic and Novelty Yarns

We call this type of yarn synthetic or artificial yarns. Instead of sourcing fibers from living organisms, people learnt how to make them through chemical synthesis. In this...

Single crochet (US), double crochet (UK)

Single Crochet / Double Crochet US terms: Single Crochet (sc) UK terms: Double Crochet (dc) Usually marked by a plus-shaped symbol + or the letter x. How-to: We insert the hook in the...

What is Temperature Blanket? Ideas and Resources

The internet is buzzing with temperature blanket ideas, because it's this time of the year! If you don't know what temperature blanket is, or if you want to...

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