How to HDC in 3rd Loop

Working a hdc into the 3rd loop of the previous row isn’t as hard as it might sound. It’s a great variation of the hdc if you’re looking for something with a different texture than the normal hdc. When working in rows it’s easiest if 

How to Crochet the Reverse Single Crochet RSC – Crab Stitch

How to Crochet the Reverse Single Crochet RSC – Crab Stitch

The reverse single crochet (rsc), also known as the crab stitch, is a great stitch if you’re looking for a simple, textured border. Here are the basic steps to making the crab stitch, as well as an example of a pattern I have used it 

Slip Stitch Ribbing

Slip Stitch Ribbing

Are you looking for an alternative ribbing to the back loop method? Try slip stitch ribbing. By working the slip stitch your ribbing will be slightly tighter and hold it’s shape better. Here it is in its simplest form. Work desired number of chains, Row 

Linked Double Crochet (LDC) Tutorial

The linked double crochet is a double crochet stitch that links to the previous double crochet. The result is a more closed appearance than the regular double crochet gives. Here are the 6 easy steps to making the linked double crochet (ldc) and an example 

How To Crochet the Grit Stitch – Version 2

There are 2 different versions of the Grit Stitch. I’m calling this “Version 2” for reference. CLICK HERE for Version 1. The grit stitch can be worked in any 2 chs + 1 extra. 1)  sc in 3rd ch from hook, * skip next ch, 

Crochet Grit Stitch Tutorial – Version 1

Over the years I have found 2 different versions of the Grit Stitch. I’m calling this “Version 1” for reference. CLICK HERE for Version 2. The grit stitch can be worked in any 2 chs + 1 extra. 1)  sc in 3rd ch from hook, 

Wattle Stitch Tutorial

This wattle stitch tutorial is an easy way for beginners to visualize this stitch. The wattle stitch adds texture to your project by mixing basic stitches together. You can use any multiple of 3 to make your project as large, or small, as you would 

Alternative To The Magic Ring

If you found this post because you’re having difficulty working the magic circle, I have 2 suggestions that may help. 1)  DON’T GIVE UP!  You can do it.  I tell my girls all the time, “Practice makes perfect.” 2)  Here is a simple alternative I 

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