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Bullion Stitch – not only for embroidery

Bullion stitch is widely known among crafters, who are mainly focusing on embroidery. In embroidery term Bullion stitch is a decorative technique that is worked by twisting a thread around a sewing needle several times before inserting the needle into the cloth. Bullion stitch can also be used in crochet as a technique to create more textured stitch. This stitch can be used on […]

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Bobbles, bobbles, bobbles …

I know it is a festive season, but why not to make something special like a little toy sheep as an addition to your Nativity Set? Ok, it might be a bit late for this year Xmas I know 🙂 but never late for next year Christmas or an upcoming Easter ! 😀 A beautiful free pattern for sheep toy […]

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How To Do Decrease in Double Crochet – too many loops?

This article explains crochet decrease techniques used in a double crochet stitch. The basics of single crochet stitch were explained in my previous article  1. Single decreasing in double crochet within a row (dc2tog) Stitch to the position of the decrease. In my case I worked 15 DC with 2CH turning. My decrease position is 6th and 7th DC […]

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3 Usual Ways Of Shaping By Decrease

The next most important thing that you will learn in crochet is increase and crochet decrease techniques. The basics of crochet increase were explained in my previous article 4 Most Common Ways of Shaping by Increase. Shaping by crochet decreasing, it simply means shortening the rows by skipping or invisibly removing the “present crochet stitches”. Increases and decreases are used […]

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4 Most Common Ways of Shaping by Increase

Shaping is a very important skill, while you are working on a crochet project. In this post I will explain 4 x most common ways of shaping by increase technique. It should be noted that this post describes techniques for flat projects worked in rows or joined circles. I am planning a specific blog post about how to shape Amigurumis […]

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Treble Crochet Stitch (tr) – Double “Trouble”

Treble Crochet Stitch (tr) – Usage The Treble Crochet Stitch (tr), also called a Double Treble Crochet Stitch (dtr) in British Terminology. It is 1 x longer than Double Crochet (dc) (in British Terminology known as Treble Crochet Stitch (tr)) How to make Double Crochet (dc) – Treble Crochet (tr) stitch and it creates longer openings between the stitches producing a very […]

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4 Easy Ways How to Join Yarns

In this post I will explain 4 easy ways of joining yarns. You may need this skill because of working on a larger project and so there is more than 1 skein of yarn needed or you are working on multicoloured project and the pattern tells you to switch to the different colours. 1. Joining in the middle of a […]

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3 Steps to End Off Yarn and Weave Tails

This article is about ending. Despite the fact, how sadly it sounds it is actually very exciting to end crocheted project as it means that it is finished and it can be put into a use 🙂 Ending off a yarn is called also Fasten Off ( abbreviated as FO). I highly recommend that you do 1 x slip stitch […]

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Half Double Crochet – half short & half long

The Half Double Crochet Stitch (abbreviated hdc) or also known as Half Treble Crochet Stitch (htr) in British terminology is most commonly used when making blankets, garments or decorative items like appliqué flowers.  The half double crochet is somewhat a bizarre stitch. The half double crochet falls in between a single crochet stitch and a double crochet stitch in height, but instead of working […]

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Chain stitch & Single Crochet Stitch

Today, I would like to explain the basic crochet stitches: Chain and Single Crochet Stitch. Chain Stitch Chain stitch is widely used in more than just crochet techniques. Sewing & embroidery are using chain stitch as a series of looped stitches on the surface of the fabric, creating chain – like pattern. It can be curved or strait and does […]

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How to hold a hook & yarn

In case the crochet is still a mystery to you and you would like to start, I have written a previous article about basic supplies What you need to start – basic crochet supplies you will need to start with. So, I guess by now, you have purchased at least 1 x hook and 1 x ball of yarn to […]