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Tutorial: Crocheted Jogless Stripes. A common problem in amigurumi: you want to crochet something striped, but there's this funky looking stairstep "seam" running diagonally where you change colors.

Tutorial: Crocheted Jogless Stripes

How do you get rid of that!? EDIT: I've also put together a pair of videos showing this technique in action. You can view them here: The easy answer would be to just hide the seam in the back or somewhere else out of notice, but let's say that this option won't work for you, or that you're making a long, spindly striped piece where the seam can't really be hidden.

Luckily, I have another solution for you: the crocheted jogless stripe! Click the photo above to read more. Cheat Sheets for the Knitter - U Create. We’ve had quite a few requests for Cheat Sheets for Knitters — due to the popularity of our Cheat Sheets for Crocheters post.

Cheat Sheets for the Knitter - U Create

Due to the talented knitters our there who share their talents with us we bring you cheat sheets for our knitting friends… Kitchener Cheat Sheet by Knitty Hat Knitting Guide by NobleKnits 5 Basic Shawl Shapes by Laylock. Knit Buttons. Hi, Last week I posted instructions for making crochet buttons and promised there would be more.

Knit Buttons

Today I have instructions for knitted buttons. I was browsing on Amazon and came across this book; I don't own it but have added it to my wish list as it has fab reviews. Knit Buttons Use a size or 2 smaller needles than recommended for the yarn of your choice. 1. 2. Shell stitch - knithit. Ornaments This beautiful shell stitch crochet pattern, yet not traditional creates rows of little shell motifs gracefully underlined with rows of purl stitches.

Shell stitch - knithit

These can be used as an accent row in an afghan or in a sweater or shawl. 25 Crochet Techniques to Learn. Cro-tatting – learn more Continuing on with the series, here is a list of 25 crochet techniques to learn to help jumpstart your crochet creativity.

25 Crochet Techniques to Learn

Some of them are specific techniques for traditional crochet and others are variations on traditional crochet. I’ve included seom information on getting started with learning each of these things. Print out the list, add to it and challenge yourself to learn something new with crochet all of the time! 1. Do you learn better from words and still photos than video? Top Tech Tips – the perfect crochet circle. You know the score.

Top Tech Tips – the perfect crochet circle

How to Get a Straighter Seam Working HDC in the Round. When making a hat my preferred stitch is the half double crochet; the only problem with working hdc in the round is the running or diagonal seam that is created when rounds are joined.

How to Get a Straighter Seam Working HDC in the Round

I’ve been playing around with stitch placement on the last few hats I’ve made and I think the resulting straighter seam is much neater looking. *NOTE* – The method described below will only work if the starting chain of each round does not count as a stitch. I have written up a Basic HDC Beanie pattern specifically for this technique that can be found HERE. There are two steps to getting a straighter seam on a crochet HDC hat. The first step comes when working the increase rounds; most patterns are written in this format: {make 2 hdc in first stitch, hdc in next stitch} repeat around.

Cheat Sheets for the Knitter - U Create. Buttons and Buttonholes. Buttons and Buttonholes These seem like the simplest of closures but you will want to take careful consideration of the size of your buttons relative to the size of your garment as well as the function of the button (is it decorative or utilitarian?).

Buttons and Buttonholes

After you have thought about these factors you are ready for the following steps… Before making your buttonholes Pick out the buttons for your project. Make a swatch with your chosen buttonhole style (one-row, two-row, ribbing, eyelet, vertical) and then test your buttons with the buttonholes. Button selection—shank vs. flat Usually shank buttons are best for knitted garments since the button shank gives more vertical clearance for the thickness of the knit fabric.

Knitting Stitch Patterns: eyelet-lace-stitches. Knitting - Entrelac Pattern. When I first saw this pattern…. wow, this woven knit strips pattern is so beautiful!!!

Knitting - Entrelac Pattern

I definitely want to make this, but how? Thanks to the modern technology of internet, I searched through the web and found some videos that taught about it. I like Planet Purl’s video the most, not only that it is easy to understand, Beth Moriarty has every stitch covered and explained. I am able to cast on and start knitting after the first or 2nd views of the video tutorial. Please stay tuned to see what will this piece of entrelac knit turn into…. Crochet Sphere Pattern Calculator. This is a crochet sphere pattern generator.

Crochet Sphere Pattern Calculator

It's easy to crochet a rough approximation of a sphere, but for mathematically inclined people this is the only method that gives real satisfaction. I'm far from being an experienced crocheter but I've been able to make some quite satisfactory spheres this way (picture on the right). If you have comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My address is at the bottom of the page. Crocodile Stitch. I came across a lovely pattern on that included using, what they called, the Crocodile Stitch. Firstly, I have no problem paying for a pattern that someone has created and posted on the internet. Crochet stitch patterns. Tutorial: Crocheted Jogless Stripes. Tunisian Crochet How-To… Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch. Welcome friends! This is my first How-To blog post and I am excited to share with you. I am going to show you how to Tunisian Crochet. Some of you may have heard of it and others maybe not. How To Make A Crochet Magic Ring. There is definitely a benefit to using a magic ring, or magic circle, over the traditional beginning chain that you slip stitch into a ring.

What is it? There will be no space in the center of your project. It will completely “seal” and leave no hole. 25 Crochet Techniques to Learn. The Thumb Trick: Sometimes called an afterthought thumb, I first read about it in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac. I really like this method because it's seamless; sometimes when patterns have you place stitches on a holder and then cast on the top stitches you can get an odd seam right in the crease where your thumb meets the hand, and that can be uncomfortable.

The only trouble that some people may have with this method is that you cannot immediately try on your mitten in progress, as you can with mittens where the stitches are put on holders. But if you want to you can just knit a few more rows and then pick up the stitches instead of waiting until the mitten is done, threading the waste yarn through them so you can try on your mittens as you knit.

How to make crochet ball. How to make crocheted beads in a few easy steps. Many time people asked me to write this tutorial and finally it's here. These crochet balls you can make in all the colours of the rainbow and in any size.It is a very good idea for beginners to start out with thick yarn and a large hook so they can practice before going down to the skinnier threads and crochet hooks.

Granny Square pattern, with pictures (scene one, take two) Edit #2 (late November 2006): I've noticed on several forums that a lot of people are using my rectangle granny square pattern. Double Knitting - Knitting Community. Double knitting is the exception to many knitting rules. You can double knit a stockinette scarf, and it will lay flat instead of curling. Color knitting will be reversible, showing a negative of the image on the back of the work instead of floats.