Tag: Stitch Guide

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)…

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…

Stranding – Using Multiple Colors In Your Crochet Project

This photo tutorial is for use with my American Flag beanie, or any other project, where you need to incorporate more than one color into your work.  There are 2 seperate methods of color changing, but I’ll be showing you stranding method. STEP 1:  You…

Half Double Crochet – hdc tutorial

Half Double Crochet – hdc tutorial  The half double crochet is a great stitch if you’re looking to add some height to a normal sc (single crochet).  Here are 6 simple steps to the hdc: Step 1: wrap yarn over hook (from back to front) Step 2: insert…

Lattice Stitch

  Lattice I’m not really sure what the ‘proper’ name for this stitch is, but it reminds me of latticework, so that’s what I’m calling it :).  If someone out there actually knows the name of it, feel free to chime in. chain any multiple…