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(1) How to Add Crochet Rows to the Side of a Too Narrow Piece. Free Crochet Border Pattern from Every Which Way Crochet Borders. How to Wet Block Crochet Afghan Squares (and Knit too!) Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.

How to Wet Block Crochet Afghan Squares (and Knit too!)

The Moogly Afghan Crochet-a-long has everyone working in squares! And whether you’re following along or not, if you’ve made an afghan square, you may have been left wondering why your project doesn’t look picture perfect. The answer is blocking! (1) Crochet Tips & Tricks for ALL levels. Morale Fiber’s Field Guide to Crochet Gauge and Yarn Behavior.

We’ve all been there.

Morale Fiber’s Field Guide to Crochet Gauge and Yarn Behavior

Excitedly scoping a new pattern, picking through the stash for a suitable yarn for the project, dreaming up color schemes and envisioning your gloriously perfect new handmade thingamajig. Except none of the yarns are the same weight as the pattern recommends. And you can’t find your 5.5 hook (check behind your ear). And your yarn fiber is wool, not bamboo. (2) Crochet and Knitting with Tuula Maaria. Lucet Fork. Create stretchy braided cord with ease!

Lucet Fork

Coming Soon Free Shipping on US orders $49+ In Stock and ready to ship Pin It Call us! Moogly Live August 26, 2020 - How to Triple Yarn from One Skein. Holding three yarns together as one is a great way to create custom bulky accessories and home decor items.

Moogly Live August 26, 2020 - How to Triple Yarn from One Skein

And you don’t need three balls of yarn – or to cut one ball into pieces – to triple your yarn! In today’s Moogly lives, I’ll be sharing the latest Moogly news on Facebook, and then on YouTube I’ll demo how to triple yarn from one skein or ball of yarn! Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Yarnspirations, and contains affiliate links. Live videos are unscripted, unedited, occasionally weird, and all opinions are my own. The Moogly News Facebook Live: August 26, 2020 – 10:15am Central In this month’s Facebook live, catch up with the latest Moogly happenings!

Click here to Like the Moogly Facebook Page and get notified when I go live! Moogly Community Group on Facebook. Adding Chains to a Too-Short Foundation - moogly. We’ve all been there.

Adding Chains to a Too-Short Foundation - moogly

You’ve made your chain – 50, 100, 300 chains long. Maybe you even added a couple extra, just in case (after all, you can always take them out later). But then you get to the end of the first row… and you come up short. Oh no! But do not fret, there are ways to add more chains without pulling out your stitches or starting over! How to Crochet in the Round: Spiral vs Joining. There are many ways to crochet in the round.

How to Crochet in the Round: Spiral vs Joining

Each one has its own merits and everyone has their favourite. They are not all interchangeable, but once you understand the ‘anatomy’ behind them, it will be easier for you to decide if you can swap them in specific patterns and how this will affect your work. In this post, we will look at: Working in a spiralJoining in the round: Starting in the same stitch as the sl st join (traditional method)Joining in the round: Starting in the stitch after the sl st join (how my Granny taught me)

How To Crochet an I-Cord, Stitch Tutorial + Video. The crochet i-cord is a super handy skill for crocheters to have in their skill set.

How To Crochet an I-Cord, Stitch Tutorial + Video

If you need to add some sturdiness to a clothing strap, tote handle or just need something more rope-like, the i-cord may be just what you need! Stitched up to look like a series of chains, its easy to do with just a bit of practice! Check out my easy video tutorial that walks you through step by step! For this tutorial all you'll need is a smooth strand yarn (easier to learn on than the more textured/novelty stuff) and the yarn's recommended hook size (check the label if you are not sure). © Jennifer Dickerson 2020. Make It Work: Getting Afghan Squares to the Size You Need! - moogly. The year was 2008, and I was participating in my first crochet-a-long.

Make It Work: Getting Afghan Squares to the Size You Need! - moogly

I wasn’t designing yet – I was still very much in a learn all the things stage, having only discovered a few years prior that crochet was on the internet! And I found a year long afghan block crochet-a-long on Ravelry, and decided to join in and take my skills to the next level. It was a fantastic decision. I learned many techniques and stitches, and one of the things I quickly learned was how to adjust my squares to get them all to the target size! Whenever you make an afghan from blocks or squares, size becomes an important factor.

How to Crochet Ruffled Edging. Want a little help?

How to Crochet Ruffled Edging

There's a full video tutorial below too! How to Crochet Ruffled Edging Click the button below to add this project to your Ravelry queue: Click below to watch a full video tutorial: Instructions:At the beginning of the row or round, ch 3 (counts as the first dc of the row).In the first stitch, work 5 dc.In each stitch after, work 6 dc in each stitch. 10 Tips for Substituting Yarn! I've gotten many questions lately about substituting yarn from both crocheters and knitters alike.

10 Tips for Substituting Yarn!

Being indoors these past few weeks, we are relying on our yarn stashes more and more to satisfy our crochet time and still be able to complete beautiful crochet projects with what we have on hand. Often though we find the perfect pattern only to discover that we may not have the yarn called for in the pattern! No worries at are a few tips to help you substitute yarn for your next project. Happy stitching lovelies! 1. How to Figure Out the Yardage of a Partial Skein. If you’re anything like me, you have a lot of partially-used skeins (or balls or cakes) of yarn lying around. So you’ve probably found yourself in a situation where you think you have enough yarn to make a particular pattern, but even though you can weigh the partial skein to find out how many ounces are left, your pattern only lists required yardage. What’s a girl (or guy) to do? Luckily, this is a pretty easy thing to figure out once you know the equation.

It’s the same equation I used to teach you to how to figure out the yardage of a finished product (read that blog post here), except we’re just changing out some of the information we need to plug in. All you need is your partial skein(s), a calculator, a scale that weighs in ounces or grams (a food scale or a postage scale will work), and the information on the label of the skein you used (or if you’re like me and threw it away long ago, you can look up the yarn’s stats on the company’s web site). How to Add a Removable Pom to a Hat. With the big trend at the moment for faux fur pom poms gracing hats everywhere, sometimes you need to remove it for a bit to either launder your hat or even change the look of your hat too!

Whether your hat is knit, crochet, or store bought, you can make your pom is SO easy! Also, be sure to look below to see the full video tutorial to walk you through step by step! Here's what you'll need: Hat of any kind. Love the hat in this post + video? How to Crochet: Invisible Join vs Slip Stitch Join ⋆ Look At What I Made. The invisible join is amazing when working in the round and changing colours at the end of each round. It takes a few seconds longer, but the upside is that it places a needle in your hand, so you might as well work away your tails as you go. Not so nice while you are busy crocheting, but SUPER nice once you have finished and there are no tails mocking you. You don’t have to be an advanced crocheter to use the invisible join, but you DO need to be able to “read” your stitches.

By that I mean that you have to be able to identify the first and second stitches of a round. The invisible join is basically a “false” stitch that lies over the top of your beginning chain or your first standing stitch. Print That Pattern! How to Use the Print Friendly Button on Moogly. Almost every day I have someone ask me how to print the patterns that are here on Moogly. Using cut and paste can work, or trying to print the screen – but that can grab ads, comments, and all kinds of stuff that will waste paper and ink.

There’s a much simpler option – and it allows you to download them as PDFs too! It’s the Print Friendly button, and here’s how to use it. How to Use the Print Friendly Button First, you need to find the Print Friendly button. Click that button, and a new window will appear! Now you have several options. Free Chevron Crochet Tutorial Pattern - Rescued Paw Designs. Learning the chevron stitch in crochet is easy and fun! Follow the step by step tutorial below, and you will be crocheting a chevron in no time at all! Are you looking for more patterns that use the chevron stitch? The Exception That Proves The Rule. Last month we were talking about a Mystery of Slanted Seams and Crochet Stitches & I showed some examples of our research based on double crochet stitches (DC).

As a rule, crochet stitches are formed by a combination of steps that involve “Yarn Over Hook” (YO) & pulling yarn through the specified loops/stitches, we call this method Classic. The exception to this rule is a Self-Compensated method of crocheting when one of the YO steps is replaced by “Hook Over Yarn” (HO). Please check out our >> previous article << for more explanations about differences in these 2 methods of crocheting. The Perfect Finish: How to Block Crochet. I remember showing off my first crochet project and someone commenting that it didn’t look finished. “It’s done!” Color Pooling 101: Argyle Print.

I’m ready to get on the argyle color pooling bandwagon. Who’s with me? Switchback Join Tutorial. In not one but TWO of my recent projects I’ve come up against that ubiquitous trait of circular crochet: The Lean. 1 Quick Tip for Crocheting PERFECT Spike Stitches! - A Crocheted Simplicity. Free Metric Conversion Guide for Knitting and Crochet. Crochet Planned Pooling Basics with Marly Bird - Moogly. Attached (JAYGO) Single Crochet Ribbing Video Tutorial - Right and Left Handed. Knitting Help - Adding Fringe. How to Add Fringe to a Scarf. Anatomy Of Half Double Crochet Stitches. After our research earlier this year, I have already published 2 articles about classic & self-compensated stitches. The idea behind these 2 crocheting styles is that classic stitches are more slanted than self-compensated, which is the main reason for slanted seams. Find explanations for Double Crochet stitches (DC) in this article –> Mystery of Slanted Seams and Crochet Stitches.

Find explanations for Single Crochet stitches (SC) in this article –> The Exception That Proves The Rule. Mystery of Slanted Seams and Crochet Stitches. Have you ever wondered why your stitches, seams, or rounds look slanted? After long research and many hours of testing along with our testing team at, I would like to share our results and ideas. Based on information from our polls that we collected during the past 4 years through different sources, the majority of crocheters work their stitches using YARN OVER (YO) in every step of making a stitch. Switchback Join Tutorial. Tamara Kelly - Moogly. Guide to Crochet & Knitting Gauge. Video Tutorial: Invisible Decreases. Decreasing in crochet is usually done in one of two ways. The most common is working “2tog” – where you make the first half of the stitch in two stitches, and finish them as one stitch.

The other common method is to just skip a stitch all together! But there are times when these methods just won’t do. They might create a lump, leave a hole, or just plain not look right. Crochet Circle Join, Invisible Join for Tapestry Crochet, Amigurumi. 10 Crochet Edging Ideas to Make Your Projects Pop - Stitch11. How to Adjust Your Foundation Chain Without Unraveling your First Row in Crochet - Crochet Dreamz. Crochet Edge on Fleece Blanket Tutorial - The Friendly Red Fox. It happens to all of us (at least I hope its not just me!). It's Friday and you have a baby shower Saturday. And you forgot until that moment. The Complete List of Blanket Sizes & Roundup. Quick & Easy Crochet Edging Patterns. How to Crochet Around Fleece Fabric with the Skip Stitch Blade.

Tutorial - (Almost) Invisible, Single Crochet Increase - Stitches n Scraps. How crochet the Invisible Single Crochet Decrease - Photo and Video Tutorial - Nicki's Homemade Crafts. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without the written permission from the blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. How to Block Your Crocheting: 3 Methods - Adding chains to single crochet. Invisible Finish (fasten off) Tutorial. Locked Loop Ends Rows. Thermal Single Crochet Stitch - I Like Crochet. Change the Yarn- Tips for Yarn Substitutions. Crochet Patterns & Tutorials by Nicki's Homemade Crafts - Accueil. Blog – PlanetJune by June Gilbank » Crochet Hook Styles.

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How To Work Tapestry Crochet (The Easy Way)   The Invisible Seam - Free Crochet Pattern. Tutorial: Starting chain - to knot, or not? - Stitches n Scraps. DIY Tutorial – How To Add Cross Stitch To Crochet – The Purple Poncho. Tapestry Crochet Tips - Stitching Together. Inexpensive DIY Yarn Holders from Household Items - Make & Do Crew. How to always make the Perfect Beanie or Hat - Crochet Tutorial - Nicki's Homemade Crafts. How to Read a Crochet Pattern - The Stitchin Mommy. The Most Secure Way to Start Your Projects in the Round. How to crochet an i-cord - Little Conkers. How to Figure Out the Yardage of a Partial Skein. Blog: Grannie Patches Border Tutorial. How to Crochet a Perfect Circle — Nattypat Crochet. The ultimate finish for amigurumi.

The Secret Crochet Circle Formula (and how to tweak it) - spincushions. Crochet Tutorial: How To Join a Long Series of Chains. Crochet Finishing Of Curtains Or Tablecloth. [Free Written Pattern] How to Crochet a Spiral Granny Square - Crocheting. 55 The Best Free Pattern Stitches [Video Tutorial + PDF] V Stitch Free Crochet Pattern - The Crochet Club. DIY Tutorial - How to Finger Crochet Very Easy Simple Infinity Scarf Cowl Beginners - RIGHT HAND. How to Make Fabric Yarn. 50 Fabulous Crochet Tutorials for Learning to Crochet - Crochet Concupiscence.

How to Crochet Bag Bottoms. How to Seamlessly Change Colors in Crochet. Simple Closing Method for Hats and Mittens - Tutorial. Closing the Hole in a Beanie by ELK Studio! Hat Size Chart for Preemie through Adult {Free Printable} How to Size Crochet Beanies + Master Beanie Crochet Pattern. How to Design your own Custom Crochet Hat - Cre8tion Crochet. Free Pattern Wizard and Free Pattern Downloads. A Positive Twist on Yarn – How to Wind a Center-Pull Ball of Yarn With Your Hands or Swift.