Stitchionary Archive

The Front Loop Single Crochet (FLsc)

-+*The Front Loop Single Crochet is a variation of the basic single crochet stitch. It creates a twined ridge along the surface of the fabric if repeated for several rows. This stitch can be used as an independent element of a pattern, or as a pattern in and of itself, …

How to Cast on in the Middle of Your Work

-+*There are a few times you will encounter in a pattern that you will need to cast on in the middle of your work. This means you'll be adding stitches after your beginning cast on. This technique has a few applications, including making buttonholes. Knitting on the cast on, …

The Slip Stitch (sl st)

-+*The Slip Stitch is used for two main reasons; the less common reason can be to move the starting point of your work without adding bulk, while a more common reason would be to connect your work into the round. One way to describe it would be the crochet equivalent …

The Yarn Over (YO)

-+*The Yarn Over is technically an increase, as it adds a stitch to your fabric. However, it's generally paired with a decrease to make an eyelet. The yarn over is used to make many designs and patterns, most often for lace.

The Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc)

-+*The Front Post Double Crochet is a method for making texture on the right side of your fabric. It is made by working into the row below, and pulls the fabric up and out on the right side, forming a bump in the fabric. It's a technique used in cables, …

The Double Treble Crochet (dtr)

-+*The Double Treble (or Triple) crochet is an elongated post stitch. Using the same principal as the double crochet, the Double Treble uses three yarn overs before entering the fabric instead of one. It is kind of a crazy stitch to perform but it can be useful in making embellishments …

The Cable Four Back (C4B)

-+*The Cable Four Back is a traditional cable stitch. All cable stitches are rearranging the order of the stitches being worked, creating a twisted effect on the fabric. The Cable Four Back uses the abbreviation C4B, the 4 standing for the four stitches involved in the completed cable. The B …

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