Reaching Out, One Stitch At a Time

Stitch Guide

Crochet Stitch Guide

Did you know I have a Stitch Guide, for tutorial help with your crochet stitches?  There is a tab at the top, just underneath my logo banner. That was to say, I’m taking requests.  If there is a stitch you’d like to see a photo […]

How To Make A Crochet Magic Ring

There is definitely a benefit to using a crochet magic ring, or magic circle, over the traditional beginning chain where you slip stitch into a ring.  What is that benefit?  There will be no space in the center of your project.  It will completely “seal” […]

Crochet Version of the Knitted Moss Stitch

Have you ever seen something handmade that catches your eye, and you think, “I wish I could make that!”  That happened to me quite a while ago.  I saw something I absolutely loved, but it was knit.  The downfall to not being a knitter is […]

BPdc – Back Post double crochet

Post stitches are stitches that are crocheted around the post of the stitch in the previous row, as appossed to a “normal” crochet stitch that you insert your hook into the top of the stitch in the previous round. They are my absolute favorite because […]

FPdc – Front Post Double Crochet

Post stitches are stitches that are crocheted around the post of the stitch in the previous row, as appossed to a “normal” crochet stitch that you insert your hook into the top of the stitch in the previous round. A Front Post double crochet (FPdc) […]

Ball Stitch Tutorial

Ball stitch, also the same as 4hdctog (or hdc4tog), is very similar to a puff stitch.  The main difference is that instead of just puffing up above the rest of the stitches, the ball stitch is just that, more of a ball.  It uses more yarn […]

Front Post Cluster (FPcl) Crochet Stitch

I love textured stitches.  Front post stitches are by far my favorite, but clusters are up in the top 5.  When I was designing my Little Pumpkin Beanie, I wanted to use post stitches, but they didn’t seem thick enough for what I wanted the […]

Chain Stitch

You will want to hold the base of the slip knot to keep it from twisting or sliding.   It will be easier to wrap the yarn around your hook if you hold it slightly above with either your index or middle finger.       […]

How To Yarn Over

Most crochet patterns will use the term yarn over, abbreviated “yo”.   When your pattern calls for “yo” you will always wrap the yarn from the back to the front, over the top of the hook.                Always start with the yarn in the back. […]

How To Make A Crochet Slip Knot

  To begin crocheting, here is how you can create a slip knot.  By making a slip knot on the hook, about 6 inches from the free end of the yarn, you will have a starting loop in which you can begin your project.  Follow the […]