Knit & Crochet Blog

The "Knit & Crochet Blog" is the sites mini-journal that keeps you up-to-date with the latest information submitted to the Smart Knit crocheting.com site as well as major changes. On this page you will find the following:

  • New pages that have been added.
  • Pages that have been substantially updated.
  • Other up-to-date postings or relevant news about knitting-crocheting that I find in books, media, and around the Web.
  • Important older pages that you might have otherwise missed.

Sep 10, 2022

How to Crochet Doll Clothes: Directions and Pattern for Clothes

A crochet doll clothes is a big fun to make. Crochet doll will always bring warm and kind atmosphere to your house.

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Sep 08, 2022

How To Make Crochet Post Stitches: Front Post and Back Post

This tutorial walks you through making crochet post stitches, both the front post and the back post stitches in double and treble crochet

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Sep 02, 2022

The Knit Twisted Stitch: Mistake or Clever Design Element

A Twisted Stitch does a good job when you know how to use it properly but can also be a mistake. Learn how to identify, fix and avoid twisted stitches.

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Aug 29, 2022

Crochet in the Round for Beginners: Tutorials, Tips, and Free Patterns

Crochet in the round for crochet beginners- Learn how to crochet the rounds so you can create beautiful coasters, trivets, hats, even complex wearables

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Aug 29, 2022

Crochet in Rounds Using Printed Crochet Charts: How To

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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Aug 28, 2022

How to crochet - Tips and Tutorials to Get You Started

How to crochet takes you one step at a time, introducing all basic skills one must learn as a crochet beginner, from making a slip knot to blocking a project.

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Aug 27, 2022

Increasing Stitches in Crochet for the Beginner Crocheters

Increasing stitches in crochet is not difficult but it is an important skill for all beginning crochet enthusiasts to learn and add to their tool box.

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Aug 26, 2022

Knitting and Crochet For Beginners: Learn the Smart Way

Knitting and crochet for beginners is easy and fun. Get started with one of our free patterns and how to instructions. Soon you'll be creating our own designs

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Aug 26, 2022

Granny Square Project Ideas: What can you make with a Granny Square

There's so many granny square project ideas that it might be hard to fit them all on one page, but I'm going to try. Blankets, scarves, sweaters, slippers etc.

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Aug 26, 2022

Step By Step Granny Squares: Tutorial for Crochet Beginners

Here's a step by step granny squares tutorial to get you started making all kinds of project from this old but crochet favorite pattern

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Aug 26, 2022

Crochet Slipper Pattern. Beginner-Friendly Granny Square Project

How to Make a Crochet Slipper Pattern. This Granny Square Project is easy to crochet and makes an excellent gift for a friend or yourself.

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Aug 26, 2022

Beginner Friendly Crocheted Bags and Purses - Easy FREE Patterns

Knit and Crocheted Bags and Purses- Test out your skills or learn a new stitch with this extensive library of free bags and purses.

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Aug 24, 2022

Knitting Edge Stitches Neatly: Tips for Making the Edge Stitches Even

Knitting edge stitches that look lovely is often a challenge for some knitters Here are some methods that will improve your tension.

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Aug 23, 2022

Free Easy Beginner Crochet Patterns For Those New to Crocheting

These easy beginner crochet patterns are for anyone who is new to crocheting but are so fast and easy that those advanced crocheters will love them too.

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Aug 23, 2022

Site Map for Smart Knit Crocheting: Complete Site Index of All Pages

This Site Map displays links to every page of Smart-Knit-Crocheting.com for easy access to every blog post, tutorial and free pattern available.

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Aug 23, 2022

Granny Square Headband -- Free Pattern

This Granny square headband is super easy and perfect for beginners. It works up fast so if you need a quick, last minute gift for someone, this would be ideal.

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Aug 18, 2022

Knitting Stitches for Beginners

These easy knitting stitches for beginners include all the basic stitch patterns with links to detailed tutorials, pictures and instructions.

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Aug 18, 2022

How to Make Crochet Stitches: Beginner Friendly Stitches

Learn how to make basic crochet stitches and those just slightly more advanced with straightforward instructions, photographs and video tutorials.

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Aug 18, 2022

Crochet Crab Stitch: Uses and How to Instructions

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

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Aug 17, 2022

Knit a Cable: Abbreviations, Tutorials, Uses and History of Cables

How to knit a cable includes a brief history of cable knitting, what it is and where cables are used, abbreviations, examples of cable patterns with directions

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Aug 16, 2022

Free Filet Crochet Patterns Using the Crochet Puff Stitch

Free filet crochet patterns with puff stitch. How to change traditional filet crochet mesh and design your own 3-D filet crochet pattern using the Puff Stitch

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Aug 16, 2022

Filet Crocheting. How to Make Decreases for Shaping Garments

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

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Aug 16, 2022

Using Irish Motifs to Make a Skirt: Tips and Tutorials

Using Irish motifs is traditional technique for home decorating. Besides that, this is a way to crochet one of a kind garment no one else has

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Aug 16, 2022

Free Crochet Patterns for Intermediate and Advanced Crocheters

These free crochet patterns includes projects for more intermediate and advanced crocheters and those that prefer to use charts rather than written directions

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Aug 15, 2022

Knit Wits-August-2022 Smart Knit Crocheting Newsletter

Here's the Knit Wits August 2022 edition of the Smart Knit Crocheting Newsletter including new stitch tutorials, free patterns, and knitting on a plane

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Aug 14, 2022

How to Knit a Scarf: Ideas for Yarn, Stitch Count, Type of Yarn

To learn how to knit a scarf is easy. It is one of the simplest projects. But even simple technique can bring glamorous results.

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Aug 14, 2022

Crochet Accessories, Supplies and Tools of the Trade: What You Need

Crochet accessories don't stop with yarn and a hook. There is a wide variety of supplies and tools that will make your crochet projects so much easier

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Aug 14, 2022

Disclaimer Page: From Smart-Knit-Crocheting.com

Disclaimer: Smart-knit-crocheting.com and may contain advertisements, sponsored content, paid insertions, affiliate links, or other forms of monetization.

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Aug 14, 2022

Resources for Knitting and Crocheting from Smart Knit Crocheting

Here's an index page of all resources for knitting and crocheting, books, reviews, freebies, and more.

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Aug 14, 2022

Common Knitting Terms and Abbreviations Used in Patterns

These knitting terms and abbreviations are the most common ones found in knitting patterns; abbreviations and explanations.

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Aug 14, 2022

Contact Me about knitting or crocheting at Smart-Knit-Crocheting.com

This is the Contact Me page for Smart knitting-crocheting. Please feel welcome to make suggestions and comments to help make this site truly helpful

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Aug 14, 2022

How to Knit Even Stitches: Tension Tips

How to knit even stitches is all about getting tension right. Whether you knit loose or tight, there are ways to make each stitch look great.

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Aug 14, 2022

Crochet Hooks: How to Choose the Correct One for Any Project

Crochet hooks come in so many different sizes shapes and materials. How is the beginning crochet enthusiasts supposed to chose the right hook?

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Aug 14, 2022

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 colorful knitwear in easiest way.

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Aug 14, 2022

Crochet Terms and Abbreviations

Crochet Terms and Abbreviations

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Aug 14, 2022

Changing Colors in Crochet: Methods to Make Color Changes Easy

Changing colors in crochet is a relatively easy task. Here are six different methods that are all slightly different but work fine. Choose your favorite.

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Aug 14, 2022

Crochet Gauge Swatch: How to Make it Perfect from the Beginning

The crochet gauge swatch is a small square approximately 4 x 4 made in the same stitch as your pattern and will help assure your finished project is sized right

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Aug 14, 2022

The Best Cleaner for Wool - Cheap but Very Effective

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

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Aug 14, 2022

17 Best Crochet Books for Beginners and Beyond

My Recommendations for the Best Crochet Books to check out: We include general guides, pattern books, stitch dictionaries

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Aug 14, 2022

Yarn Labels: How to Read and Understand What You are Getting

Yarn labels can be tricky to the newbie knitter or those who want to crochet with yarn. Here a guide to the most common symbols and what they mean.

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Aug 14, 2022

The Best Yarn for Beginning Knitters: So Many Choices

Choosing the best yarn for beginning knitters can be difficult considering the wide range of available fibers. Look at our choices and why we chose them.

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Aug 14, 2022

Circular Knitting - Video Tutorial.

Circular knitting or knitting in the ound can be done either using circular needles or a set of double-pointed needles.

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Aug 14, 2022

Wool Knitting Yarn: Pros and Cons for Knitting and Crochet Crafters

The best natural fiber for knitting is Wool Knitting Yarn - soft, durable easy to use, and oh, so warm. What are the pros and cons of using it for crafts?

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Aug 10, 2022

Knit and Purl Stitches: How to Make Them, What to Do With Them

Knit and Purl stitches are the basis of all knit designs and any beginner can master them, but what can you do with them? Find out how useful these stitches are.

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Aug 10, 2022

The Stockinette Stitch: Knit and Purl Stitches: Many Ways to Make It

The stockinette stitch is one of the basic knitting stitch patterns that beginners learn, but there are more than one way to do it.

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Aug 04, 2022

Crochet Shell Stitches: How to Tutorials with Photos and Free Pattern

The crochet shell stitches are a rich textural stitch that is very beginner friendly with plenty of uses

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Jul 20, 2022

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 20, 2022

How to Read Crochet Patterns in Chart Form

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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Jul 16, 2022

Crochet Wattle Stitch: Instructions, Tutorial and Free Pattern

The crochet wattle stitch is an easy/beginner stitch that insists of a pattern of single and double crochet. Learn by making our free dishcloth pattern.

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