Tips & Tricks Archive

The Crochet Magic Circle Ring

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the magic circle. This technique is used to begin patterns that start in the center of the project. The magic circle is great for amigurumi, flowers, and shawls from the center and hats!

The Chainless Starting Treble Crochet

When you begin the new row of a pattern, you most often start the row with a series of chain stitches. This often counts as your first double crochet in the row. The problem with this method is that you can get a gap at the beginning of the row. …

The Difference Between A Cluster And A Decrease :: Crochet Tip #26

Clusters VS. Decreases If you have not been crocheting very long it’s easy for certain techniques to be confused with each other. Two that are often mixed up are clusters and decreases. While both of these elements have similar methods of creation, they have completely different purposes. The Definition of …

Measuring Crochet Gauge

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 …

How to Crochet in the Round

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the I-cord bind off. The I-cord bind off is a way of creating a nice clean edge. It makes a nice creates a tube like the I-cord, and makes a very great finished piece. The I-cord cast on is …

How to Crochet I-Cord

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the I-cord. this technique makes a round crocheted cord. Which looks like a knitted I-Cord but it’s made with a crochet hook. The crochet I-Cord would be great for edgings on any project!

How to Crochet a Button

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet a button. This pattern creates a small round button that can be made larger or smaller by the size of yarn and crochet hook you use. A crocheted button is great for matching buttons perfectly to your project!

The Fan Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the fan stitch. Fan stitches come in all kinds of sizes, but always create a scalloped shape. They are often confused with shell stitches, but they have a few distinct differences. They are incorporated into many stitch patterns.

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