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Learn how to work basic crochet stitches and those more advanced ones with straightforward instructions, photographs and video tutorials.
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
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...
Crochet hooks come in so many different sizes shapes and materials. How is the beginning crochet enthusiasts supposed to chose the right hook?
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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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.
This springtime crochet v stitch dishcloth will brighten your kitchen and make your spring cleaning chores a little less drearily. Free Pattern.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Knitting edge stitches that look lovely is often a challenge for some knitters Here are some methods that will improve your tension.
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.
To crochet a skirt of motifs is the sheer pleasure. It provides you unlimited possibilities to design your own fabric in a simple way.
The Best Cleaner for Wool might surprise you - be economical - you may already have this...
Tutorial on the Crochet Slip Knot and Chain Stitch for beginners just getting started, directions, photos, video
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.
Here are six easy ways to reduce stress and keep your family occupied at home with new activities and hobbies.
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
How to fix knitting mistakes covers the basic mistakes that many beginners make and how to fix them.
How to knit basic knitting stitches? The best way to learn to knit them is the set of comprehensive videos.
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.
A common abbreviation, SKP knitting stands for Slip one stitch, knit one stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch.
Best Crochet Books to check out: We include general guides, pattern books, stitch dictionaries
Here's an index page of all resources for knitting and crocheting, books, reviews, freebies, and more.
To knit or crochet smart, you may want to follow someone else's instructions. But designing your own may be just as fun.
Knitting charts and written instructions are both useful for gaining mastery and pleasure from knitting. Lets learn how to read knitting symbols and charts.
There are endless possibilities for making granny square projects. Find tutorials, tips, ideas and free patterns for making a wide variety of items.
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
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.
Knit Toys for a soft and cuddly option for toddlers and babies - Crochet them too!
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.
Blocking knitting projects can add a touch
These easy knitting stitches for beginners include all the basic stitch patterns with links to detailed tutorials, pictures and instructions.
Learn how to make the knit moss stitch n just a few easy steps. Pictures, charts, and step by step tutorials
Circular knitting or knitting in the ound can be done either using circular needles or a set of double-pointed needles.
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.
Here's a scrubby dishcloth free pattern for you perfect for cleaning your dirtiest dishes, or just looking pretty near your kitchen sink.
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
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.
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.
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.
How to increase in knitting looks at the various ways to make increases in different stitch patterns with photos and written tutorials.