Knit & Crochet Blog, What's New on This Site

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.

This is a great page to start with when visiting my site, but it's not the only way to find important information.

You may want to check out my Sitemap where I list all the pages on this website.

Dec 01, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Knit Crochet Life

How do you organize your knit crochet life? Here's a six step process for getting all of your stuff organized and readily available for use whenever you need it

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Dec 01, 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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Dec 01, 2022

Basic Granny Square

Row 1 chain 4 Join with a slip stitch Row 2 chain 3 ( this counts as the first double crochet) , 2 double crochet* 3 double crochet into the ring chain

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Dec 01, 2022

Crochet Butterfly Applique

You can use any size of hook desired. The larger the hook the larger the butterfly will be. Any kind of yarn can be used for this project. Row 1 With

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Dec 01, 2022

Beginner-Friendly Knit Hat

With 3.5 mm circular knitting needles cast on 80 stitches. Work in a knit 1 purl 1 stitch until back at the beginning of the row and join together on

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Nov 29, 2022

Granny Square Headband -- Free Beginner Friendly-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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Nov 28, 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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Nov 28, 2022

How to Knit Even Stitches: Tips for Solving Knitting Tension Problems

Learn how to knit even stitches by getting the tension right. Whether you knit loose or tight, there are ways to make each stitch look great.

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Nov 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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Nov 28, 2022

How to Join Crochet Motifs: Beginner-Friendly Tips and Tutorials

Crochet motifs joined to each other still don't look the way you like? This problem can be solved. Find out how.

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Nov 28, 2022

How to Crochet Doilies: Three Timeless Techniques Still Popular Today

Lace Crochet Doilies are beautiful and can be used and displayed in many ways. To make them, you will need to learn at least one if not three methods.

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Nov 28, 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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Nov 13, 2022

Free Waffle Stitch Dishcloth, Beginner-friendly Knit Pattern

Here's our free waffle stitch dishcloth pattern for beginners, it makes a great gift or keep it to shine your dishes or choose a soft cotton and make a facecloth

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Nov 13, 2022

How to Knit the Andalusian Stitch

Knit the andalusian stitch, a very easy, beginner-friendly stitch that is great for a wide variety of projects, scarves, hats, mittens and household accessories

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Nov 11, 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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Nov 11, 2022

How Long Does it Take to Knit a Scarf? How to Calculate Your Time

How long does it take to knit a scarf is a comprehensive analysis of all factors to consider before launching a beginner-friendly knitting project.

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Nov 05, 2022

How to Knit. Basic Techniques and Video Tutorials.

How to knit basic knitting stitches? The best way to learn to knit them is the set of comprehensive videos.

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Oct 31, 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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Oct 31, 2022

Best Ergonomic Crochet Hooks for Arthritis

The best ergonomic crochet hooks for arthritis have certain features in common. Learn all about them and read our recommendations for the best.

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Oct 26, 2022

Knit Dog Sweater Pattern: 6 Free Beginner Friendly Knit Dog Sweaters

For Beginner Knitters, here are 6 Knit Dog Sweater Patterns with instructions on how to measure and begin your project for that perfect fit.

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Oct 10, 2022

Free Toy Crochet Patterns: Index of Toys, Dolls, and Other Items

This free toy crochet patterns page is a comprehensive index of all the free patterns Smart Knit Crocheting has to offer. Ever expanding

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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 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 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 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

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

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 With Free Download Cheat Sheet

Crochet Terms and Abbreviations is an extensive list of all that crochet vocabulary that experienced crocheters know but beginners struggle with. Free Download

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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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