Tutorial: Color Change at Beginning of Row. How To Crochet a Clean Edge Along a Rough Edge. Maybe it's a blanket border.
Maybe it's around a dishcloth or sweater. Or maybe along the edge of a scarf or cowl. But anytime you are instructed in a pattern to "work stitches evenly along edge" you are faced with a challenge. Where do you put your hook? How do you keep the stitches along the back from looking uneven and horrible? Here is an example of working into a rough edge. This example shows the back of a blanket with similar color-changing stripes, the same as above, but the rough edge was "prepared" before working into it. Working a border across the top and bottom edges is easy peasy as you have actual stitches to work into--especially if you work into the little back bump of the foundation chain so you leave two loops to work into there--but that's for another post. :) These two rough edges are not so easy, however.
With the same color of yarn as will be used in the first round of the edging, slip stitch LOOSELY along the rough edges. This is a view of the back. Blanket and Afghan Sizes. Over the past few years I have been writing down different measurements for blanket and afghan sizes to enable myself to be able to crochet projects to the ‘correct’ sizes.
I have learned from this that sizes vary from place to place and person to person – there really are no true “correct” singular answers to many sizes – only suggestions. I have included multiples sizes, since babies, children and people all vary in size – if you are unsure which size to use, I recommend you use the medium size option. 006. 60 Crochet Stitch Tutorials You Need to Save For Later. Crochet Projects. How To Make The Invisible Join - The Lavender Chair. The Invisible join technique changed my life and will most definitely change yours!
I was absolutely amazed with the results when I learned how. This technique is used when working with projects in the round. The invisible join creates a seamless and more professional finish to your crochet projects. Normally, when working in the round, you’d finish off with a slip stitch. Do so, there is always an unsightly bump, no matter how tight you pull your slip stitch. Here’s how! At the last round, instead of joining with a slip stitch cut the yarn leaving yourself a decent tail. Now insert your hook into the front loop of the last stitch you made and into the whole first stitch of the round. Next you are going to yarn over with your tail yarn and pull through all the loops on your hook. Pink Shells Baby Afghan. Materials 7 oz each of Pink and White Worsted Weight Yarn Size J aluminum hook Size 32" wide x 31" long Gauge 2 1/2 shells and 2 sc = 4"
Crochet Fundamentals: The One Crochet Technique You Need to Learn - Tuts+ Crafts & DIY Tutorial. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to start your project by making a magic circle.
This is a must-know technique for any crocheter. A magic circle (loop or ring, as it's also called) is an alternative to the standard way of starting a circle, by making a small chain and crocheting out of that. The magic circle makes sure there are no holes in the center after you're done, giving your projects a finished and professional look. Crochet Fundamentals: How to Crochet a Hexagon - Tuts+ Crafts & DIY Tutorial. In this tutorial you will learn how to make a crochet hexagon.
The hexagon is enjoying a lot of popularity lately and it's the perfect motif to crochet anything from afghans to table runners. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet, follow our series of Crochet Fundamentals. This pattern uses US terms and stitches include double crochet (dc); slip stitch (sl st) and chain (ch). How to Crochet a Reverse Single Crochet Stitch. The reverse single crochet stitch (abbreviated reverse sc) is sometimes called the crab stitch.
The actual mechanics of a reverse single crochet stitch are the same as for a regular single crochet — except in reverse. Instead of working from right to left, you work from left to right. It creates a somewhat twisted, rounded edge that’s good for making a simple finished edge for your work. You usually don’t work stitches into the tops of the reverse single crochet, so you won’t find this stitch in the middle of a project. Insert the hook, from front to back, in the next stitch to the right. Be sure to have the right side of your work facing you. Yarn over (yo) and draw the yarn through the stitch. How To Crochet a Clean Edge Along a Rough Edge. FREE CROCHET PATTERNS & TUTORIALS. Classic Button Holiday Headband. Shell Stitch. "Shell stitch" is a name given to some of the various crochet stitch pattern combinations that feature multiple stitches worked into a single stitch.
One thing these patterns have in common: the results sort of resemble seashells, in that each "shell" is narrow at the bottom and fans out and becomes wider at the top. Shell stitches can be combined with various other stitch patterns to create unlimited different textures and effects. There are bunches of different shell stitch variations -- and all of them are useful and beautiful! How to Crochet a Picot Stitch. Picots (no abbreviation) are pretty little round-shaped crochet stitches that add a decorative touch to an edging.
You can also use picots to fill an empty space in a mesh design. You see them quite often in thread crochet, but you can also make them with yarn. Create three chain stitches from the point in your row where you want to add the picot stitch. Insert your hook in the third chain from the hook. This chain stitch is the first you created in the preceding step. Sunroom Easiest Ever Crochet Edging. Weaving in Your Ends. There are currently no images from other crafters. close Terms & Conditions You must enter into this Agreement if you want to submit digital images or other content to Prime Publishing through Sharing Customer Images (the "Service").
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Easy Shell Stitch Edging. Weaving in Ends - How to Do It, and How to Avoid Having to Do It. In most of the crochet patterns that I write, I include some variation of these instructions: "weave in your ends," or "weave in your loose ends," or "weave in any remaining ends. " It's important for every crochet enthusiast to know how to do this, so we'll start off with instructions for that first. Sometimes, I find that weaving in ends can be sort of meditative, the same way crocheting a project is. But more often, I find myself with such an impatience to be done with any given project that I feel annoyance at having to take the time for weaving in all the loose ends. Wattle Stitch Crochet. How to Crochet: Basic Half-Double Stitch Video. Learning a basic half-double stitch is essential for crochet beginners. Watch this About.com video for step-by-step instructions on a basic half-double stitch in crochet.See Transcript Hi, my name is Lucille.
How to Join Yarn: Russian Join Method.