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Tutorial: How To Easily Line Any Purse – The Crochet Dude. This website makes use of sponsored and/or affiliate links making it possible to offer crochet patterns free.

Tutorial: How To Easily Line Any Purse – The Crochet Dude

Please see my About page for more information. Unless you’re going to felt the purse you’ve just crocheted or knit, most likely you’ll want to line it so that stuff doesn’t fall out between the stitches. Here is how I line the purses that I make, and it’s sort of fool proof and quite easy even if your sewing skills are minimal. Supplies Needed One crochet or knit purse Fabric of choice Sharp fabric scissors Sewing needle Sewing thread that matches the yarn from the purse Marker Straight edge (optional) Instructions With the right sides facing each other, fold the fabric in half so that the fold lines up with the bottom of the purse. Using a marker (and straight edge if desired) draw a line all the way around the purse about an inch outside.

Cut away extra fabric. Sides. Planned Pooling with Variegated Yarn + Tutorial. Planned Pooling with Variegated Yarn Planned Pooling you say?

Planned Pooling with Variegated Yarn + Tutorial

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Borders and Edgings

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: 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

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.

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Top Tech Tips – the perfect crochet circle

You’ve been making crochet circles the same way since I Don’t Know When, but they are never quite right – the seam, having to smooth out the corners… I’ve been trying to find a way of improving on the basic crochet circle where you close off each round with a slip stitch. This is easy to work and easy to count, but the slip stitch at the end of the round creates a visible seam, and you also need to stagger the increases to stop the ‘corners’ becoming obvious. The second way of doing it is the spiral. 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. Knitting Stitch Patterns: eyelet-lace-stitches. Knitting - Entrelac Pattern.

When I first saw this pattern…. wow, this woven knit strips pattern is so beautiful!!! 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. 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. I have no problem paying for an item that I don't want to make myself, from the internet. BUT, I don't think there is any reason to have to pay to learn a stitch. Crochet stitch patterns. 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. Either way, you will learn how to do it today! Tunisian Crochet is a fabulous way of mixing crocheting and knitting. 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. Here are the steps to making the magic ring. It may take some practice, so don’t give up! Step 1: Begin by making a backwards “J” with the end of your yarn. Step 2: Cross end of yarn behind your yarn coming from the skein. 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.

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. 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.