Tunisian Purl Stitch – TPS

The tunisian purl stitch (TPS) it is also known as just the purl stitch. If you compare it to the knit purl stitch they look very similar. 1)  skip 1st vertical bar (directly below loop on hook), * bring yarn in front of work/hook, 2)  working behind yarn insert hook 

Tunisian Simple Stitch – TSS

Here is a photo tutorial to work the tunisian simple stitch (TSS).  Here are a few other names it is also known by. TSS – tunisian simple stitch afghan simple stitch tunisian basic stitch Chain any number of desired stitches 1)  crochet in back ridge of beginning 

List of Crochet Abbreviations

Here is a list of the most common crochet term abbreviations, but by no means is it a complete list. A alt – alternate(ing) approx. – approximetely B beg – beginning blo – back loop only BPdc – Back Post double crochet BPhdc – Back 

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 

(DC, FPdc) in next stitch

This is the main increase stitch I use for my Textured Slouchy Beret, and I’ve had enough questions about it, so here is a tutorial.  Hopefully this will help, but if you still have questions don’t hesitate to ask. (DC, FPdc) in next dc means 

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