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: ...

How does crochet differ from knitting?

How does crochet differ from knitting? Although we can use the term knitwear to the end products of both crocheting and knitting, these two processes differ significantly. Crochet products...

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

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...

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

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 first foundation...

Brief History of Crochet

Where did crochet come from and what is its history? The name of this hobby comes from the French word ‘crochet’, meaning ‘little hook’. The method of weaving yarn to...