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…

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…

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…

Amigurumi
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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 amigurumi is phonetically close to the original Japanese term. Although the technique has existed in Japan for many decades, it has gained particular popularity since 2003,…