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.

Jun 23, 2022

Crochet Stitches: Basic Stitches with Pictures & Instructions

Learn how to work basic crochet stitches and those more advanced ones with straightforward instructions, photographs and video tutorials.

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Jun 23, 2022

Cluster Stitch Crochet: Tutorial and Free Dishcloth Pattern

Cluster stitch is a crochet classic - it is easy to make and has endless possibilities to be combined with other stitches to form new patterns

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Jun 14, 2022

Knitting Books - must have or read

A lot of knitting books to choose from - which one will become the most helpful and useful for you? Compare opinions and make your own decision...

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Jun 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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May 12, 2022

This Website's Privacy Policies for Smart-Knit-Crocheting.com

This page outlines the site's privacy policy for visitors wishing to know how their information is used. Please read thoroughly before proceeding.

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May 12, 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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May 12, 2022

Disclaimer Page: 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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May 12, 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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May 12, 2022

Crochet V Stitch: Tips and Tutorial Plus Free Pattern With the V

The Crochet V stitch is an easy beginner stitch that creates a lovely pattern that can be incorporated into many different patterns, washcloths, scarves, etc.

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May 12, 2022

Springtime Crochet V Stitch Dishcloth Free Pattern and Tutorial

This springtime crochet v stitch dishcloth will brighten your kitchen and make your spring cleaning chores a little less drearily. Free Pattern.

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May 12, 2022

How to Crochet the Second Row of Stitches |Beginner Crochet

This tutorial on how to crochet the second row teaches you the basics of working into the foundation chain using several different methods and stitches.

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Apr 30, 2022

30 Sites With Free Knitting Patterns Online to Download

30 sites with free knitting patterns online. Looking for free patterns, check out these websites to find something to inspire your next project and all free.

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Apr 29, 2022

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

In Filet crochet patterns Part 2, I'll show that filet is not always traditional flat meshes. You can design your own 3-D filet crochet pattern. Find out how.

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Apr 25, 2022

Knitting Rib Stitches: How to Knit Rib Stitches

Knitting rib stitches is one of those beginner skills that most knitters can master. This tutorial walls you through the process. Tips to master the rib.

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Apr 05, 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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Apr 04, 2022

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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Apr 04, 2022

How To Crochet a Skirt of Motifs.

To crochet a skirt of motifs is the sheer pleasure. It provides you unlimited possibilities to design your own fabric in a simple way.

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Apr 04, 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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Mar 28, 2022

How to Make the Crochet Slip Knot Chain Stitch

Tutorial on the Crochet Slip Knot and Chain Stitch for beginners just getting started, directions, photos, video

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Mar 09, 2022

How to Make the Single Crochet Rib Stitch

The Single crochet rib stitch is a beginner friendly stitch that looks surprisingly similar to the knit rib stitch and is useful for many different projects.

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Feb 21, 2022

6 Ways to Reduce Stress and Keep Your Family Occupied at Home

Here are six easy ways to reduce stress and keep your family occupied at home with new activities and hobbies.

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Feb 07, 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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Feb 01, 2022

How to Fix Knitting Mistakes (Dropped Stitches, Tension, More)

How to fix knitting mistakes covers the basic mistakes that many beginners make and how to fix them.

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Jan 28, 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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Jan 27, 2022

How to Decrease a Stitch in your knitting.

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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Jan 27, 2022

skp Knitting: How To Decrease, Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slip Stitch Over

A common abbreviation, SKP knitting stands for Slip one stitch, knit one stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch.

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Jan 10, 2022

17 Best Crochet Books for Beginners and Beyond

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

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Jan 07, 2022

Resources for Knitting and Crocheting

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

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Jan 05, 2022

Smart Knit Crocheting: Learn to Knit or Crochet, the Smart Way

To knit or crochet smart, you may want to follow someone else's instructions. But designing your own may be just as fun.

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Jan 03, 2022

How to Read Knitting Charts for Patterns and Projects

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

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Jan 03, 2022

Granny Square Projects: What Can You Do With a Granny Square?

There are endless possibilities for making granny square projects. Find tutorials, tips, ideas and free patterns for making a wide variety of items.

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Dec 15, 2021

Don’t Get Bored This Winter. Find A Hobby Instead!

Find a hobby if boredom is beginning to set in. There's no limit to the possibilities and the rewards are priceless. Here are a few suggestions to consider

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Dec 14, 2021

Free Knit Patterns for Babies for Beginners to Advanced

Here's our ever growing collection of free knit patterns for babies for all levels of difficulty - there's surely something here you can use today.

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Nov 03, 2021

Knit Toys, Crochet Toys

Knit Toys for a soft and cuddly option for toddlers and babies - Crochet them too!

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Oct 19, 2021

Easy Crochet Pumpkin Dishcloth: Free Pattern

Need a quick easy crochet pumpkin dishcloth for a hostess gift this holiday season? Here's a free pattern that only requires you to know the double crochet stitch.

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Oct 16, 2021

Blocking Knitting Projects:

Blocking knitting projects can add a touch

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Oct 16, 2021

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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Oct 16, 2021

How to Make the Knit Moss Stitch

Learn how to make the knit moss stitch n just a few easy steps. Pictures, charts, and step by step tutorials

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Oct 15, 2021

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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Oct 12, 2021

The Best Yarn for Beginning Knitters

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 10, 2021

Scrubby Dishcloth Free Pattern Using the Grit Crochet Stitch

Here's a scrubby dishcloth free pattern for you perfect for cleaning your dirtiest dishes, or just looking pretty near your kitchen sink.

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Aug 10, 2021

Grit Crochet Stitch: Three Ways to Make it Tutorial

The Grit Crochet Stitch is a lovely pattern that creates a dense fabric with a little bit of texture. It's also an easy beginner stitch. Tutorials and Pattern

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Aug 01, 2021

Changing Colors in Crochet: 6 Methods to Try

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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Jul 09, 2021

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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Jun 18, 2021

Easy Scarf Pattern. How to Knit a Scarf.

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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Jun 18, 2021

How to Increase in Knitting: Four Different Methods

How to increase in knitting looks at the various ways to make increases in different stitch patterns with photos and written tutorials.

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