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25 Crochet Techniques to Learn

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. I like the tutorial from Stitch Diva that shows the anatomy of crochet stitch and explains where to put the hook to crochet in either the front or back loop only. 3. The best resource for getting started is the WonderHowTo page that shows a variety of different variations of two color crochet including how to crochet using two threads at once. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

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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. 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. These can be used as an accent row in an afghan or in a sweater or shawl. 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. The trick: Knit to where you want to place the thumb hole, and take a length of contrasting yarn, and knit the thumbhole stitches with it instead of your working yarn:

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Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Coming to Washington August 18, 2010 This fall, the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef will be in Washington, D.C. A traveling exhibition, it combines art, marine biology, and the mathematics of hyperbolic geometry. In 1997, mathematician Daina Taimina (Cornell) discovered how to make models of the geometry known as "hyperbolic space" via the art of crocheting.

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