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*+-The Ocean stitch creates a great textured pattern. In this Tunisian stitch, the alternating shells look almost like an alligator texture, or like the waves on the ocean. This stitch would work great on a hat or a bag.
*+-When you are starting a crochet pattern, you’ll want to make a gauge swatch. This allows you to see how your crochet hook size works with the yarn you have chosen for your project. Patterns come with a suggested gauge to match so that the pattern fits correctly. This is …
*+-The Problem When starting a project, especially one that needs to fit, like a hat or a sweater, it’s a good idea to begin with a gauge swatch. Typically, you will make a few different swatches, using a few different needle sizes. When using the same yarn for all of …
*+-The Samosa Motif is named for the Indian pastries that share its shape. With its quick construction using only three rows and four stitches in its open loop corner design, it is a great unique alternative for those who want to move beyond the granny square.
*+-The Faux Cable Edging is a delicate mock cable rib. Using slipped stitches and eyelets, it is a simple stitch with a lot of visual payoff. With it's vintage look, it would work well at the hem and cuffs of a cardigan or on babywear.
*+-The Ploughed Acre Lace Stitch is a beautiful, simple lace pattern. Using only yarn overs and two easy decreases, it is well suited to beginning lace knitters. With it's strong vertical lines, it works up nicely into scarfs, shawls, and light sweaters.
*+-The Arruga stitch is a great textural pattern stitch. It uses front post and back post stitches to create a reversible pebbled appearance throughout the fabric. This pattern is great for washcloths and projects where you want bold texture.
*+-The Tire Tread stitch is a textured, solid pattern. It has a firm but loopy texture, and is formed using the Tunisian Crochet technique. It is ideal for projects where you want a nice firm fabric, such as washcloths or coats.
*+-The Basketweave stitch is a great textural pattern stitch. It uses front post and back post stitches to create a woven effect throughout the fabric, and works up quite thick. This pattern is great for washcloths, afghan blocks and projects where you want bold texture.