The Crochet 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 …

The Purl Bind Off

There are some excellent reasons to use the Purl Bind Off: When working in Stockinette Stitch, using a Purl Bind Off can help the fabric stop curling to give you a clean, flat edge. When your bind off falls on a wrong side row, a Purl Bind Off can help …

Crochet Stitches

Bobbles & Puffs Chevrons & Ripples Colorwork Edgings Lace & Shells Squares & Motifs Textured & Plain Tunisian Crochet

Crochet Techniques

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Knitting Stitches

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Knitting Techniques

Abbreviations Bind Offs Cast Ons Finishing Techniques Fixing Mistakes Shaping Tips & Tricks