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...

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...

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...

Amigurumi

Amigurumi Amigurumi is a Japanese technique for making crocheted stuffed toys. The name comes from Japanese: ami meaning crocheting or knitting; and nuigurumi, a stuffed doll. Therefore, the term...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Freeform crochet

Freeform crochet is a creative approach to crochet which allows one to create extraordinary three-dimensional shapes and works of art. Those experienced at crochet do not have to...

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...

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 ...

Surface crochet

Surface crochet Surface crochet is a technique of decorating ready-made knitwear products in which one can create designs of a different color on the working surface using its structure...

Decrease in Crochet

Increase 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:...

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...

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...

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...

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: ...

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