10 Best Ways to Join Crochet Squares
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10 Best Ways to Join Crochet Squares

If you are wondering how to join crochet squares, let me introduce you to these fantastic techniques! Whether you use crochet hook or tapestry needle to do this, there are foolproof ways to securely connect your crochet pieces together. Not only are they sturdy and reliable, but also beautiful! Sit back, relax and let’s dive…

Fabric Crochet – Crocheting with Fabric Yarn
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Fabric Crochet – Crocheting with Fabric Yarn

Looking for other ways to spice up your crochet practice? Try fabric crochet! It’s eco-friendly, full of unexpected effects and simply perfect for home accessories. Want to know more? Sit back, relax and let’s dive in! Find more inspiration in my Recommendation Series, because I’ve analyzed lots of cool crochet stitches and projects there. Learn…

Surface Crochet
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Surface Crochet

Let’s talk about surface crochet, shall we? This crochet technique may not be something you use everyday, but it’s an essential for every crocheter to know it exists. It comes in many shapes and forms, so sit back, relax and let’s dive in! Find more inspiration in my Recommendation Series, because I’ve analyzed lots of…

Filet Crochet – Resources and Inspiration
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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 Recommendation Series, because I’ve analyzed lots of cool crochet stitches and projects there. Learn more about Granny Square Crochet Ideas, Dune Blanket Ideas, or explore The…

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…

Foundation chain
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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 a series of chain stitches beginning with a slip knot. Foundation chain is the first thing you learn on your crochet journey. It’s in the foundation chain,…

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…

Stiffening
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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 decorations, such as stars, snowflakes and ‘hollow’ Christmas balls, openwork baskets made of thin yarn (which do not maintain their proper shape unaided), along with all…

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…