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:
To knit or crochet smart, you may want to follow someone else's instructions. But designing your own may be just as fun.
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
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.
The crochet basketweave stitch looks very similar to the knit basketweave stitch with some obvious differences. Learn how to create this lovely stitch.
Gauge in knitting projects may be essential if you want the finished project to fit. Learn how to manage and fix your gauge to make each project fit perfectly.
An easy to do baby blanket knit pattern - step by step process of knitting this baby blanket...
If you need help with reading knitting patterns, here's your guide. This is meant as a basic or beginner guide to reading knitting instructions.
The Picot stitch is usually a headache for many. It just doesn't look right. Meanwhile there are at least three different ways to crochet it. Find out how...
A baby knitting pattern gives you a chance to demonstrate your creativity. Knitting for baby provides you a lot of opportunities to make a masterpiece
Knitting a seamless sweater is not a complex project. But it can become a small nightmare if your gauge swatch does not match recommended one. Solutions
The treble crochet stitch, aka Triple Crochet is a beginner stitch that is easy to pick up and fast to make. A good stitch if you want a loose fabric.
Garter stitch easy scarf pattern. You must 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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Once you know how to crochet three basic stitches, you are ready to create all kinds of projects from patterns or your own creations.
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.
There are several ways to pick up a dropped stitch. Here are a couple of the most popular and easiest to master
Crochet videos for the majority of crafters who are the visual learners - watch and learn crocheting...
Crochet motifs joined to each other still don't look the way you like? This problem can be solved. Find out how.
Crochet patterns can be described either in written form or in charts. Find out how to read and use crocheting instructions in charts.
To crochet scarf is easy, but even making just a simple rectangular you can be very creative. Look at this stylish scarf with pompons.
Crochet shawl from the large lace squares. How to crochet triangle shawl. Lace shawl pattern.
A crochet top made of motifs. A simple but excellent idea for the short sleeve top.
To know crocheting basics means that you are ready to start a serious project. Find out how to calculate the correct size of any crochet or knit project.
Crocheting Granny Square is a fun thing. One simple technique allows you to create endless variants of designs none of which looks alike.
Find out how to use and read crocheting instructions in International Crochet Symbols while crocheting in rows.
To decrease a stitch means subtracting it from the number of stitches in the row for shaping and design. It can be done in a few different methods.
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Bind off knitting or casting off is the last step when knitting your piece. It's the way to get your stitches off the needle and create a finished edge.
Joining yarn in knitting is as simple as adding a new ball of yarn, but there are more than one way of doing it. I'll show you a couple for you to try out
Crochet hooks come in so many different sizes shapes and materials. How is the beginning crochet enthusiasts supposed to chose the right hook?
Learn how to work basic crochet stitches and those more advanced ones with straightforward instructions, photographs and video tutorials.
The crochet slip stitch is a very short stitch used to move from one place to another or to finish off an edge. See how it's done.
In these casting on knitting videos, i will demonstrate a variety of ways you can cast on stitches for your next knitting project.
The double treble crochet stitch is a very tall stitch but very easy to make once you master the double crochet. Picture tutorials and detailed instructions.
These easy knitting stitches for beginners include all the basic stitch patterns with links to detailed tutorials, pictures and instructions.
The Knitted waffle stitch is a great choice for the beginner--easy to learn and remember and only uses two basic stitches.
Crochet Terms and Abbreviations
To increase a stitch simply means to add a stitch to the row of knitting. It can be done in a few different ways. Watch the video.
Seed stitch knitting is ideal for the beginner because it consists of just knit and purl stitches. Learn how to make it with tutorials and pictures.
A gorgeous crochet stitch with a funny name - Drunken Granny Stitch...
How to Knit even stitches and fix your mistakes is for any beginner or intermediate knitter who needs a few tips with these frustrating problems
Twisted Stitch does a good job when you know how to use it properly. Find out how to get rig of holes along the raglan lines of a seamless sweater.
The basketweave knit stitch is an easy to learn beginner stitch that relies on knowing knit and purl stitches. There are many variations and some are included.
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
Rib stitch knitting is easy to do and the variety nearly endless, but here are some tutorials to make it look straight every time.
The best natural fiber for knitting is Wool Knitting Yarn - soft, supple, and oh, so warm...
These knitting terms and abbreviations are the most common ones found in knitting patterns; abbreviations and explanations.
This knitting needle conversion chart takes the confusion out of which needles to get and provides detailed information about all types of needles.
The library of free crochet patterns in charts. Perhaps there are more of them than you can manage. Do you really need that many?