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Nearly No Sew Bag Lining Tutorial. Crochet bags, purses, and totes are fun to make, and fun to use!

Nearly No Sew Bag Lining Tutorial

But sometimes a bag just really needs a liner before it’s ready to go out on the town. Oh, but you don’t have a sewing machine, and that’s too much to sew by hand? No problem! Here’s my nearly no sew bag lining tutorial – for a custom bag lining you can make in just minutes! Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links. The secret to making a lining without needle and thread? For this demo, I used Heat n Bond Hem in Regular Strength. So let’s gather the supplies: A bag to line – Capulin Cross Body Bag shownMeasuring TapeIron on adhesive (see links above)Fabric – Zazzle custom fabric shownSew in snap and buttons, sewing needle and thread (optional)Iron (standard household iron)Ironing board/pressing board – Quilter’s Cut’n Press shownScissors And let’s make a bag lining!

Step 2: Cut the fabric to the width of the bag, plus 1″, and to the length of the bag x 2, plus 2″. How to Make Butterfly Yarn Bobbins! A few years ago I did a Make and Take at a fiber event taught by Laurinda Reddig of ReCrochetions – and she taught us how to make butterfly bobbins!

How to Make Butterfly Yarn Bobbins!

That wasn’t the point of her demo, but it is a skill that’s come in handy on a variety of projects since – both crochet and knit! So here’s how to make Butterfly Yarn Bobbins! Disclaimer: Lion Brand Yarn provided the materials for this video. This post includes affiliate links. There’s not really a difference in making these right or left handed so there’s just one video for this one. As Seen in this Video: Lion Brand Baby Soft Now… why make yarn bobbins? 1 – End of the Yarn: There are maybe a couple dozen yards of yarn left on your ball of yarn, and they are becoming a tangled mess! Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) A while back I did a video tutorial for Foundation Single Crochet (FSC), which shared my method for making that stitch.

Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

Now to complete the job, I’ve made one for Foundation Double Crochet, usually abbreviated as FDC! Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch Written Instructions for Foundation Double Crochet: The First FDC Stitch: Ch 3. Yo and insert hook into the chain furthest from the hook, yo, and pull up a loop. Subsequent FDC Stitches: Yo and insert hook into the V at the bottom of the previous stitch. Clever Yarn Hack  Alternative to Crocheting in the Top of the Chain 3 - ELK Studio - Handcrafted Crochet Designs. Stitchopedia Wet Felt Join. This post may contain affiliate links.

Stitchopedia Wet Felt Join

If you purchase something from one of these links I will be compensated. This helps keep the free content coming. Thank you. The wet felt join is a great join for a feltable yarn – such as most animal fibers. It’s best used when joining the same color, as when joining a new skein of the same color, or when there is a knot in your yarn that needs to be removed. Here’s a video showing how to do the wet felt join, followed by written instructions with photos. Crochet Colour Pooling. Extending a Row with Foundation Single Crochet. This week’s tutorial is a quick demonstration of a neat little trick to extend a row of crochet.

Extending a Row with Foundation Single Crochet

Foundation stitches, in particular foundation single crochet, are a great way to to start a project. But what happens when you’ve made a few (or a bunch of) rows, and want the next row to continue on past the previous row, but don’t want to chain? Chevron Stitch or Ripple Stitch. The Ripple Stitch, also known as the Chevron Stitch and has been called an Afghan Stitch, is one of the classic stitch patterns known and loved by many.

Chevron Stitch or Ripple Stitch

No grouping of stitch patterns would be complete without including it. This was the first stitch pattern that I learned, and to this day (more than 40 years later) I still love working with it. The fun thing about this stitch pattern is that you can do it in Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and Treble Crochet (and any of the extended stitches as well).

I will show you the stitch pattern in Single Crochet. Below the description I will share the small changes to make for other stitches. Can you help me find the original creator of this stitch pattern? The Psychology of Colour. How to Pick Awesome Color Combos. How to Keep a Magic Circle Closed. I love starting projects in the round with the magic circle!

How to Keep a Magic Circle Closed

No weird bumps from knots, and you can pull it as tight – or keep it as loose – as you like! But if you don’t finish them off correctly, they can start to come undone! Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts. Ah picots, very possibly the most feared and hated stitch in crochet.

Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts

Personally I avoided the picot stitch for a very long time. When I would look at stitch dictionaries I would skip over any stitch patterns that contained picots. Or if I used those stitch patterns, I would eliminate the picots. In the past I had primarily seen picots used as a decorative element for edgings or borders. These tiny stitches can turn a plain shell stitch into a lavish embellishment, or make “points” have sharper definition. In many of the Japanese stitch dictionaries I own there are stitch patterns where the picot is used as part of the overall fabric not just on the edge. In my designs I’ve kept with using the picot as an edging embellishment.

Long Starting Chains Made Easy! Or at least easier!

Long Starting Chains Made Easy!

There are many gorgeous patterns out there that start off with a long, long… long chain. We’re talking 100, 200, 300 chains or more! There are strategies to keep track (stitch markers are #1!) , but mistakes in counting happen. And is there anything worse than getting to the end of the first row and finding out you’re just 1 or 2 chains short? Adding Chains to a Too-Short Foundation.

We’ve all been there.

Adding Chains to a Too-Short Foundation

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. Super stylish crochet bag handles - Crafternoon Treats. If you want to crochet bag handles, its tricky. Most crochet stitches are by their very nature stretchy, which is the last think you need. Ideal crochet bag handles are firm, nice to hold, look good and, most importantly of all, don’t get longer every time you pick up the bag! How to make a lining to crocheted bag - Magic with hook and needles. Hi my dears, it is lovely Tuesday, we are going with our girls on the trip to the mountains - oh, I am terribly looking forward to make a little break and spend the day at the mountain with my beloved ones.

I hope you will have a nice time too :-). I didn't write quite long time, I was busy like a bee - I finished some of my news and revised some of my older patterns - but I will let you know about all in next posts, I promise. Yarn Forward - Steel Hook Conversion Chart. How to Cross-Stitch on Tunisian Crochet - FREE Photo Tutorial. When it comes to finishing projects, you will sometimes find yourself wanting to add a customized detail after you have completed your crocheting.

Perhaps you want to add some initials or a date to a gift. Maybe you feel like your item lacks color and want to spice things up. Today, I'm here to show you how to cross-stitch on your Tunisian crochet projects. Not yet familiar with the Tunisian crochet technique? Learn this unique stitch to create projects with texture, color and intrigue in the Craftsy class Tunisian Crochet: Revolutions in Color and Style. Hat Measurments by Cyndi Byars. How to Crochet Extreme Drop Stitch - Free Patterns - C K Crafts. Learn how to make the Drop Point Video Tutorial The crochet is a very old technique, but is increasingly high. Crochet is to handle the line, either wool or yarn, with a long needle tip curve. The size of the needle will depend on the thickness of the yarn you choose to work. The promptness of the hands is forming a plot that may contain different combinations of points. The point Drop Extreme Crochet Stitch is fantastic and for those who are starting in the art crochet must learn and train the main points: little chain, high point, low and very low point.

The Psychology of Colour. How to Pick Awesome Color Combos. How to Pick Awesome Color Combos. How to Crochet an Afghan: Corner to Corner Afghan. Polka Dot Pineapple: Tutorial. **This tutorial is intended for personal use only.** About 5 years ago, I prepared a tutorial with pictures showing how to create yarn from cotton t-shirts. Wouldn't you know it, when I looked for it this morning to post to my blog, it was nowhere to be found. I want to apologize in advance for the quality of this new tutorial. T-shirt yarn is a very durable yarn. Okay, I will start off by saying that I have had these t-shirts sitting around my house for over 3 months just taking up space. Tutorial: How to join fabric – The Crochet Dude. Squaring the Circle Crochet Pattern Tutorial - spincushions. Hi folks I love squaring the circle – turning crochet circles into squares.

It’s always so much fun. I’ve written up a few slightly different patterns over the past few years – in my More Than a Granny ebook , my Dotty Spotty Baby Blanket, my Block Bag & for my Beyond the Granny CAL. Fun With Color - Talking Crochet Updates - January 24, 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 2. How to Crochet Standing Stitches. Last week we started the next part of the pattern for our Little Boy Blue Blanket crochet along.

In seeing that all the corner triangle parts would be worked from the right side by fastening off at the end of each row and rejoining again to begin the next row, I thought I would like the result better by using standing stitches. Standing stitches are an alternative to beginning chains and it is a handy trick to have in your repertoire. Free Pattern Stitch of crochet Afghan - Free Crochet Patterns. Perfect Stripes for Amigurumi [video] Link easily to this tutorial in your patterns: Working with Two Colors. V stitch crochet blanket ~ Free Patterns.

Point V. It is an ideal point for any fabric, since it is neither too closed nor too open, in the crochet it is fast; Maintaned basis points, so it is ideal for beginners and allows increases and decreases in fabric very easily. It can also be used as a way of doing increases to two points when weaving at the point rod, because instead of knitting 3 points at the same base point, we weave 1 point and a chain. How to Crochet Planned Color Pooling Scarf with Color Waves by Sewrella. How To Crochet Planned Pooling Argyle Poncho.

Half Double Crochet: Tutorial & Tips You Need to Know. The half double crochet stitch (abbreviated "hdc") is often overlooked in favor of its smaller and larger neighbors, the single crochet (sc) and the double crochet (dc). But when you get to know it, this stitch is really pretty amazing. Photo via Craftsy member FCSCrafters. Tutorial: Straight HDC Seam. 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. I’ve been playing around with stitch placement on the last few hats I’ve made and I think the resulting seam is much neater looking. Pardon me, but your Slip Stitch is Showing ~ An Invisible Join Tutorial. "Join with sl st. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

" Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness: Mrs. M's Mock Invisible Join ~ A New Crochet Technique, with Callida Sampler Pattern. Creating a Half Double Crochet Straight Seam in the Round. Straight and Invisible Half Double Crochet Seam in Round Tutorial. A Quick Guide to Color Pooling. Crochet Techniques ~ Chainless Row Turns SC, HDC, DC. How to Tunisian Crochet the Chunky Mesh Stitch. Tunisian Crochet. Oh My Stitch Pattern in the Round. Crochet Tips: The Ultimate Finish-Off (F/O) How to Finger Crochet - I Like Crochet. How to Crochet a Magic Ring. Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts. How to Crochet the Bavarian Rectangle. How to Crochet a Bavarian Square. How to Crochet the Bavarian Square. Watch how to crochet the moss stitch (video tutorial & diagram) Tutorial: Alternative Beginning Double Crochet Method. How To: Crochet The Suzette Stitch - Easy Tutorial. The Double Crochet Stitch Controversy (Or How to Get Straight Edges) Thermal Single Crochet Stitch - I Like Crochet.

Planned Pooling with Variegated Yarn + Tutorial. Crochet Colorwork: 7 Tips for Beginners - On Craftsy. Gathering Hat Crowns or Rounds. How to make a Crochet Shawl Toggle. Entrelac Afghan Pattern. Tunisian Color Changes. Tutorials - Crystals & CrochetCrystals & Crochet. Starting and Standing Stitches - Crystals & Crochet. Nearly No Sew Bag Lining Tutorial.

Bulky Yarn from 1 Skein - Briana K Designs. Complete secrets of a crochet master revealed by hopesol. How to: crochet or knit single row stripes. Storer Bought Creations - Blog. Invisible Single Crochet Decrease - Briana K Designs. No More Chain Twists, EVER! - Briana K Designs. 10. Different Ways To Join Granny Squares. How to Block Crochet with Easy DIY Blocking Board. Crochet is the Way: Join Crochet Motifs with One Seam. Editorial spring 06. How to Add Beads with a Crochet Hook. How to Crochet the Dutchess Lace Stitch - Crochet Stitches! Joining Squares as-you-go. Stitch Repeat Polka Dot - The Crochet Club. KARABOUTS: Crocheted Lampshade. The Arruga Stitch - The Crochet Club. Stitchopedia ~ Techniques: Join~as~You~go for joining Grannies. How to Keep a Magic Circle Closed. How to Crochet & Knitting Finishing Technique - The Crochet Club. [Knitting Tip] How To Invisibly Join Yarn.

V Stitch Free Crochet Pattern - The Crochet Club. 55 The Best Free Pattern Stitches [Video Tutorial + PDF] Crochet Finishing Of Curtains Or Tablecloth. [Free Written Pattern] The Secret Crochet Circle Formula (and how to tweak it) - spincushions. How to Crochet a Perfect Circle — Nattypat Crochet. Invisible Decrease. The ultimate finish for amigurumi. Blog: Grannie Patches Border Tutorial. How to Figure Out the Yardage of a Partial Skein. Twisted Single Crochet. Crochet Tutorial: How To Join a Long Series of Chains. How to Crochet Bag Bottoms.