Category Archives: crochet tutorial

Crochet Neat Edge Pictorial

My crochet neat edge pictorial is to show you how to get an even look when making a ontrast border.

Have you ever wondered when using a second color why it appears to look rough and uneven, my pictorial below shows you in four steps how to improve the look.

See my Crab Stitch and Magic Circle Pictorials.

crochet neat edge pictorial

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Crochet Post Stitches

Crochet post stitches are so called because they are worked around the post of the stitch, they can be used in a variety of designs from ribbing, cabling etc.

I have put together a pictorial below on how to do the front and back post using a dc or tr (UK).

See my free Baby Puff Stitch Cardigan and Fringed Scarf patterns using this stitch.

crochet post stitches pictorial

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Crochet Two Cluster Stitch Pictorial

Crochet two cluster stitch pictorial – Is also known as dc2tog for US crocheters and tr2tog for UK.

I have used this stitch in quite a few of my designs and probably will in lots more in the future, this step by step pictorial shows you how to crochet it.

Repeat steps 6,7 & 8 for a three or four cluster stitch.

See also my christening shawl pattern

crochet two cluster stitch pictorial

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Crochet Crab Stitch Pictorial

Free crochet crab stitch pictorial – I am sure many of you will have noticed that one of my favorite stitches for edging in my designs is the crab stitch.

I feel that it gives a lovely finish and firms up the edge of projects such as baby blankets, booties etc. and also many things for around the home, placemats, coasters, dishcloths and anything that requires a crochet edge.

These are some of the designs I have written using this stitch to edge with:-
Piped Edge Cushion Cover
Lapghan Blanket
Grit Stitch Placemat
Top Hat Toilet Roll Covercrochet crab stitch pictorial

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Crochet Granny Stitch

The crochet granny stitch is probably one of the first stitch patterns you will learn when starting to crochet, the stitch is normally used for squares, but I have added to my stitch collection the instructions on how to crochet it in rows this way it can be used for many things.

I have used two colors but you can create it in as many colors as you wish.

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Flat Slip Stitch Joining

Flat slip stitch joining is the ideal method of joining granny squares together.

If you are like me and love making granny squares but do not like stitching them up, there are many ways to do this and I think one of the easiest ways is with a slip stitch seam.

I feel it gives a more professional finish and look to it.

Below is a pictorial on how to do a sl st and how to seam the squares together.

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Waffle Stitch

I have added the waffle stitch to my stitch category. I have used a worsted weight #3 yarn but as it is quite a chunky design to crochet you may find it crochets up better using a slightly thinner yarn like sport weight.

I’ve worked the swatch with just one color, but lots of combinations can be made by using more colors as well, try changing color every two rows for a stripy look.

Make things with this pretty pattern for around your home ie cushion covers, lapghans or bags etc.

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Solid Shell Stitch

I love this solid shell stitch, I have used it for many of my projects, it is a close together stitch which makes it an ideal design for baby items, there is less chance of little fingers getting caught in the yarn.

It can also be used for dishcloths, place mats, blankets etc. play with your colors to get a good combination, I have used 3 different shades but you can easily use more or less if you wish.

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Silt Stitch Written Tutorial

Hi folks, I’ve added a silt stitch to my list of crochet stitches this week, it’s a great pattern to use for blankets, cushion covers, cell phone, tablet cases etc.

This is a really easy quick design made up of 2 rows, I have used a few colors but it would look just as nice in 1 shade or 2, just play with your color combination until you are happy.

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All Over Shell Stitch

I have added an all over shell stitch to my stitch category, this pretty design is worked over 2 rows and you can use the stitch for various items, to name just a few, blankets, shawls, scarves hats etc,  I am finding that there are always new crochet pattern stitches popping up so I will be adding more as and when I can.

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