Knit & Crochet Blog.

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Aug 14, 2018

How to Crochet a Doily from Motifs.

If you crochet a doily using motifs, some extra work is necessary to join them. But your creativity will be awarded tenfold by the results this technique provides.

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Aug 13, 2018

Crab Stitch. Reverse Single Crochet.

Crab stitch is just a single crochet stitch, but instead of right to left it should be worked from left to write. How to make this decorative edging

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Aug 10, 2018

Crocheting Granny Square - Chart and Video.

Crocheting Granny Square is a fun thing. One simple technique allows you to create endless variants of designs none of which looks alike.

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Aug 06, 2018

Granny Squares. Law of a Square.

Crochet Solid Granny Squares. There are a lot of variations for crocheting solid Granny. Find out the basics for crocheting ANY of them.

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Aug 05, 2018

Beginner Crochet. How to measure gauge for patterns

Beginner crochet instruction. The correct size of your finished project depends on gauge. Don't try to make it easy and skip the gauge swatch.

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Aug 04, 2018

Crochet Instructions - The Loop Makes a Difference.

These crochet instructions let you experiment with the front or back loop of stitches to produce interesting patterns...

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Aug 03, 2018

Picot Stitch. How to make it neat.

Picot stitch is usually a headache for many crocheters - it just doesn't look right. Meanwhile there are at least three different ways to crochet it. Find out how...

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Aug 03, 2018

Crochet Doily Pattern in Charts

A crochet doily pattern made in rounds usually is pretty intricate - sometimes it is not easy to describe it in words. The graphic charts allow you to visualize better what to do.

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Aug 02, 2018

Yarn Spindle - make your own diy yarn spinning tool

Make your own diy yarn spinning tool - you don't need fancy and expensive spinning wheels, just a simple to make Yarn Spindle...

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Jul 31, 2018

A Seamless Sweater. How to knit.

To knit a seamless sweater is not a complex project. But it can become a small nightmare if your gauge swatch does not match recommended one. Here is the solution.

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Jul 31, 2018

Free Easy Crochet Pattern. Swatches and Charts.

A free easy crochet pattern. Even not very skilled crocheter is able to create a master piece.

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Jul 31, 2018

A Plus Size Sweater. Knitting-Crocheting.

To make a plus size sweater pattern, you have to alter a pattern of a regular size sweater to suit the features of a plus size body.

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Jul 31, 2018

A Sweater Pattern with Drop Shoulders

The drop-shoulder style sweater pattern is the simplest one of any sleeve style - the simple design makes it very popular for crocheting or knitting sweaters

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Jul 31, 2018

Irish Crochet - the way to use it in modern clothes.

The Irish crochet designs are amazing, but often frighten by their complexity - a new method to create comfortable clothes for everyday wearing...

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Jul 31, 2018

Join the Knit Wits! A newsletter for the fibre addicted...

The Knit Wits - a newsletter for the seriously fibre addicted - smart fibre art...

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Jul 31, 2018

Crochet in the Round - Video Tutorials.

Crochet in the round using a Single or Double Crochet Stitch - Learn how to crochet the rounds...

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Jul 31, 2018

Crochet in Rounds. How to Read Crochet Charts.

When a crochet in rounds pattern is pretty intricate, it is not easy to describe it in words. Crochet charts help you to visualize pattern. How to read charts?

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Jul 31, 2018

How to Read Knitting Charts.

Knitting charts and written instructions are equally useful for gaining your mastery and pleasure from knitting. Lets learn how to read knitting symbols and charts.

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Jul 31, 2018

Crochet Slipper Pattern. Granny Square Project.

How to Make a Crochet Slipper Pattern. A Granny Square project. Easy to crochet an excellent gift.

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Jul 31, 2018

Crocheting Instructions. Beginner Crochet.

Find out how to use and read crocheting instructions in International Crochet Symbols while crocheting in rows.

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Jul 31, 2018

Make a Knit Dog Sweater for your doggie - here's a pattern

Dogs need coats too - make a custom Knit Dog Sweater using this pattern as a starting point...

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Jul 31, 2018

Wool Knitting Yarn - the best natural fiber for knitting...

The best natural fiber for knitting is Wool Knitting Yarn - soft, supple, and oh, so warm...

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Jul 31, 2018

The Best Cleaner for Wool - be cheap!

The Best Cleaner for Wool might surprise you - be economical - you may already have this...

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Jul 31, 2018

Mosaic Knitting - an Easy Alternative of Fair Isle Knitting.

Mosaic knitting is one of a few knitting techniques which gives so many variations of patterns to choose from. Design marvelously colorful knitwear in a simplest possible way.

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Jul 26, 2018

How to crochet. It is really simple.

Once you know how to crochet three basic stitches, you are ready to create all kinds of your own patterns and designs. It is true. There are only three basic stitches in crochet

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Jul 25, 2018

How to Make a Garment. Knitting and Crocheting Patterns

If you've ever tried to make a garment, you know that the major concern is whether it will fit you. Learn how to make a pattern for you garment.

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Jul 22, 2018

How to read a lace chart

Submitted Wed Jul 13 16:47:39 2011 EDT I am including a photo of the lace chart in question. I read fairisle, and cable charts but have never done lace

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Jul 22, 2018

Big Update!

Our big news is that this site has a new owner! Dina has sold the site to Jacki, and it's ready for a big update to the way it looks - don't worry, all the functionality and tutorials are all the same. New and interesting articles are in the works - stay tuned!

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Jul 22, 2018

Learn to Crochet a Circle - A Law of a Circle.

Learn to crochet a circle using different kinds of stitches: single crochet, half-double, double and treble crochet.

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Jun 06, 2016

A Pattern for Baby Sweater. Knitting/Crocheting.

How to make a pattern for baby sweater. Step-by-step instruction for knitting or crocheting a baby sweater.

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May 21, 2016

Easy Scarf Pattern. How to Knit a Scarf.

Garter stitch easy scarf pattern. You have to know ONE knit stitch only to follow this free scarf pattern. Find out how to knit a scarf which attracts attention.

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May 21, 2016

Cardigan Sweater for Women. How to Crochet.

Cardigan sweater with the drop shoulders. A simple pattern, but there is something in this simplicity that catches your attention right away.

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Mar 03, 2016

How to read crochet patterns in charts.

Crochet patterns can be described either in written form or in charts. Find out how to read and use crocheting instructions in charts.

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Feb 28, 2016

To knit toys. To crochet toys.

Idea to knit toys sounds like pretty strange one. Any toy can be bought at the store. But how many of those store-bought toys will make you smile?

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Feb 28, 2016

How to Crochet Shawl.

Crochet shawl from the large lace squares. How to crochet triangle shawl. Lace shawl pattern.

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Feb 27, 2016

Baby Blanket Knit Pattern.

An easy to do baby blanket knit pattern. Let's go step by step through the process of knitting this baby blanket.

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Feb 27, 2016

Knitting Instructions. Knit for Kids.

Knitting Instructions about making your kids looking like nobody else's. Be creative to make them look special.

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Feb 26, 2016

Purl Stitch. Two Methods of Purling.

The purl stitch is one of the two major stitches in knitting. Quality of knitting fabric depends the way you purl the stitch.

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Feb 26, 2016

The Knit Stitch. Two Methods of Knitting.

The knit stitch is one of the two major stitches in knitting. Quality of knitting fabric depends whether you use front or back loop for knitting it.

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Feb 25, 2016

Raglan Sleeves. "Trivia" which make a difference.

Raglan sleeves are very popular in knitting. Especially a top-down raglan - a flexible design with absolutely no seaming and pattern.

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Feb 25, 2016

Free Filet Crochet Patterns. Part 3. Decorate mesh with 3D puff stitches.

Free filet crochet patterns with puff stitch. Change traditional filet crochet mesh and design your own 3-D filet crochet pattern. Find out how.

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Feb 25, 2016

Filet Crochet Patterns Part 2. Add 3D flowers to your filet crocheting.

Filet crochet patterns Part 2 are not always traditional flat meshes. Filet crocheting allows you easily to design your own 3-D filet crochet pattern. Find out how.

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Feb 25, 2016

Filet Crochet Patterns. Learn to analyze filet crochet charts.

Filet crochet patterns are not always granny's doilies on the coffee table. Filet crochet charts provide you a simple but very flexible way to create your own patterns.

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Feb 23, 2016

Filet Crocheting. How to work decreases.

Filet crocheting for garment designs. How to decrease meshes without making steps at the edge.

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Feb 22, 2016

Filet Crochet Pattern. Be creative.

To make a filet crochet pattern is easy. Filet crocheting is amazingly flexible and rewarding technique. Create beauty in a simple way.

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Feb 18, 2016

Crochet Dress for Girl. Pattern and Description.

To crochet dress for a little girl is easy, if you follow our step-by-step instruction. Crochet baby dress pattern.

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Feb 18, 2016

How to Crochet Doll.

Crochet doll. Step-by-step instruction will show you how to crochet a whole family of funny the dolls based on the same pattern.

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Feb 18, 2016

Crochet Books. Must have or read.

A lot of crochet books to chose from. Which one is the most helpful and useful? Find out and make your own decision

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Feb 16, 2016

Cluster Stitch. Video Tutorial.

"Cluster stitch is crochet classics. It is easy to make and have the endless possibilities to be combined with other stitches to form the new patterns.

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