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

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...

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

Every piece of crochet begins with a slip knot. It serves to secure the yarn to the crochet hook in order to make the foundation chain. A well-made...

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...

Working with a crochet hook

Working with a crochet hook There are various techniques of holding a crochet hook while working. Although most available instructions concern right-handed crochet, there are more and more training...

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...

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...