Stitch Tuesday – Single, Half Double and Double Crochet Stitches

Most of crochet patterns are combinations of chains, single, half double and double crochet. Working these basic stitches in different orders creates most of the elaborate lace and garment patterns you see. Once you get the hang of these stitches you are well on your way to your first project. It is important to remember…

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Stitch Tuesday – The Very Beginnings Of Crochet

In this week’s tutorial, I go over the very beginnings of crochet- how to make a slip knot, how I hold my yarn and my hook as well as how to chain. It’s important to remember that everyone is different and what may be comfortable for me might not be comfortable for you. It’s easy…

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Stitch Tuesday – Pistachio Shell

We are just a few weeks away from Christmas! I hope everyone is done or is close to finishing up gifts. One of my favorite things is all the nut mixes which get put out during Christmas parties. The most favorite nut of all being pistachio. The fact that it’s in a shell makes it…

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Stitch Tuesday – Iced Shell

Oh boy! It has been cold out here. I’m so grateful for all the wool in my life keeping me warm. Though I feel like I don’t have enough wooly clothing in my life. That’s probably because I’m cold at all times. Despite the name, I’m sure this iced shell would make heck of a…

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Stitch Tuesday – Waffle Stitch

This stitch is very dense and would make for a warm sweater or blanket. It’s one of those stitches you can really get carried away with. Here’s how it’s done: Ch multiple of 4 plus 3 Dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn Ch 3, sk 1st st, *FPdc…

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Stitch Tuesday – Brick Stitch

This blocky stitch would be great for blankets or outerwear. It’s almost like a symmetrical granny stitch. It’s a lovely graphic stitch. Here’s how it’s done: Ch multiple of 4 plus 2 Sc in 2nd ch from hk, *ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn Ch 3, 3…

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Stitch Tuesday – Chain Links

I’m carrying on with cables this week. Chain link stitch is a mock cable that is super easy even for a beginner. Ch multiple of 5 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, *ch 10, sk next ch, hdc in next 4 ch; repeat from * across, turn Ch 2 (counts…

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