I’m so excited to kick off this series of finger-knitting projects. For the first project, B proffered his largest ball of finger-knitting for us all to try weaving a rug! This project is super-fun and easy to do. The rug was made on a hula hoop loom, using an old t-shirt for the warp and a massively huge ball of finger knitting for the weft. I based this project on an incredible t-shirt hula hoop rug I saw on the Disney Family Fun site, where they used strips of t-shirts for the weft. 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.
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?
Many people prefer to use the magic ring to start their in-the-round project. 2. Knitting and Crochet Techniques. Crochet Tip of the Week: Seamless finishing when working in the round. Today, I am lucky enough to be part of an amazing, hilarious, raunchy, outrageous group of women who get together and craft every Wednesday night.
The Oak Street Hookers take turns bringing a treat, some of us bring a drink (or two), and we teach each other everything we know. It’s the highlight of my week, and keeps me sane! But for the ten years before that, I did all my crocheting and knitting alone – barring the five minute crash course that started it all. I am self taught, and I struggled through books and “how to knit for kids” videos from the library for years. The first thing I ever knit! Then youtube and Ravelry came along and taught me a few more tricks.So to add to the wealth of knowledge out there, one of my fellow hookers and I made a video and uploaded it to youtube. How to Crochet: Star Stitch. By Erin Burger – 85 Comments Out there in Crochet Land there are many ‘special’ stitches that I call ‘YO Stitches’ (the abbreviation for yarn over is yo).
These stitches include the popcorn stitch, the bobble stitch, the puff stitch etc…etc… My favorite of these type of stitches is the star stitch. A lot of ‘star stitch’ patterns have you break off at the end of each row…which leaves a lot of ends to weave in upon completion. The instructions I use and am including below use a turn and a row of hdc instead. This tutorial is for both right and left handed people. Start by chaining a multiple of 3, then add 1 more chain. Row 1: pull up a loop in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 4 ch, yo and pull through all 6 stitches on hook (where will be a total of 6 loops, disregard error in this first photo which only shows 5), ch 1 to close star. Crochet Spot » Blog Archive » How To Crochet: Broomstick Lace. You can use a very large knitting needle for bigger loops and you can create different rows with different size stitches.
The only stitch that you need to know is single crochet, can you believe it? For this tutorial, I used my favorite crochet thread in size 3 with a size C crochet hook and a size 17 knitting needle. The usual grouping of stitches is 4 to 6. Your initial chain will vary in length depending on how many groups of stitches you want to make. In this example, I am going to make 4 groups of 5 stitches so I will chain 20. Chain 20. Insert crochet hook into each chain, yarn over and bring the loop up onto the knitting needle. You should now have 20 loops on your knitting needle. In groups of 5, gather the stitches off the knitting needle. Now begin to draw up your working yarn and chain 1 to close the group. Now make 5 single crochets in the space for the gathered stitches. Continue across row gathering 5 stitches, and making 5 single crochets in each group. Interweave Cable Stitch - Free Crochet Pattern. This Free Crochet pattern teaches you how to do the Interweave Cable Stitch for crochet.
Find more crochet stitches here on the category Crochet Stitches. You can learn how to make a Slouch Hat using this stitch Other patterns that use this stitch are: Celtic Weave Strip Hobo Bag Mile a Minute Celtic Weave Afghan Interweave Celtic Weave stitch / Afghan Interweave Celtic Weave Slouch Hat. Stitches, motifs, techniques. How to Make Pom Poms Five Times Faster Than Everyone Else. Sick of the cardboard circle method?
I’ll show you how to make pom poms much much faster! When I was about 10 years old we learned how to make pom poms at school using the traditional “cardboard circle” method . It was kind of fun, but it took forever , especially if you wanted to make a big pom pom. I wouldn’t be surprised if this way of making pom poms was invented by teachers specifically to keep children occupied for an hour. It’s just sooo slow! Thankfully, as an adult, I realized there’s an faster way. Hat with pom pom (made using method on this page) by reader Judy Staicer- thanks for sharing your photo Judy! I’ll show you how to make pom poms about five times faster than the old way. You can actually buy plastic pom pom makers that are designed with this in mind. These commercial pom pom makers work great, and really do let you make pom poms about five times as fast. Easy Snowman Craft Ideas. Spread some Christmas cheer with these cute Snowman crafts!
If you’re looking for easy Christmas craft ideas, take a peek at this tutorial for how to make the cutest pom pom snowmen! It’s a fun Christmas activity for all the family.
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