Some months ago, I started my Twitch Channel. If you don't know what Twitch is, it basically is a place where you can make live streams, originally was only for video games, but now it is expanding. So I know you are wondering, what does this have to do with crochet? Well, I'm doing crafts streams, and I have a special day for crochet, and on that day, this (very) easy crochet hat was born.
A common question when someone is starting in the crochet world is: where do I insert my crochet hook? And the usual answer is through both loops, BUT when you learn more, you notice that you can do it in just one of them.
Single Crochet is the most basic stitch after the chain, and even though it is simple, it can be used to make a lot of different things. If you learn how to single crochet, I assure you that all the following stitches you learn will be much easier because this one is the base for many other stitches.
Counting stitches could seem like a less important ability but, in reality, is essential for any crocheter. You need to know how to count stitches to be able to follow patterns. I know you are probably thinking, do I really have to count? Yes, and like a beginner is better if you do it after finishing every row or round.
If you are here is because there is a slip knot in your hook, and you are ready to finally starting to crochet. The first stitch that you need to dominate is the easiest one but is also one of the most important ones, the Chain Stitch.
Continuing with the series Crochet for Beginners now is time for the second part, how to make your slip knot. This step is very important because almost every crochet project (with some exceptions like amigurumis) begins with this technique.
Welcome to my new Crochet for Beginners Series! I decided to create this collection of crochet basics because I know at the beginning of every new hobby, craft, or activity, it can be a little overwhelming, and sometimes even getting started is hard so, I want to do it the easiest way possible for you.
When you make any crochet project, like a round coaster, a granny square or anything, usually you close it up with a slip stitch at the end. That's ok to finish in that way, but you can see the end because there is an obvious unevenness in that place. So, here is the technique that you can use to prevent this from happening: the invisible join. Is a very simple trick but it'll be a big difference because it'll give a very professional finish to your crochet projects.
I don't know what happened, but the scrunchies are back! When I was at the school, at least in my country (Chile), it wasn't very fancy to use a scrunchie, it was the opposite, but for me, they were the best because I've always had a lot of hair, so a big scrunchie was perfect, just not fashionable. But know... WOW, the '90s are back, and I love it!!! So, now I can make my scrunchies and do them how big as I want.
I know sometimes we want to put a special touch on our projects, adding some beads, but sewing beads one by one is not a good option. Too much work, and it isn't worth it, right? So here is the solution to integrate them directly into the yarn. This technique will help you to save time and to keep your beads more secure.
Have you been in the situation when you are selling your products, and the people ask you about the care instructions for that? As a crocheter, I been in that situation a lot of times. The people usually don't know how to take care of handmade products, and they are worried because they don't want to ruin the unique piece. Because of that, I thought it was a good idea to make a tag to mark and inform your clients of the care instructions of every crocheted/knitted item.
The puff stitch used to be confused with the bobble stitch or popcorn stitch, and it can actually happen, and it will continue happening because people change the name depending on where they come from or who wrote the pattern.
The important thing to know is how to distinguish according to the way they are made because even though they are similar, the finish in our project is a lot different.