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.

Oct 16, 2021

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 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 15, 2021

How to Read Knitting Charts - an important skill

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.

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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 27, 2021

How to Knit and Crochet Forum.

Knit and Crochet Forum is for creative crafters .No matter how experianced you are.

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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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Jun 07, 2021

Knitting Cast On Methods

There are many knitting cast on methods, but this article will focus on the three most basic methods that all knitters use regularly.

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Jun 07, 2021

Baby Crochet Pattern: Creative Ideas for Your Favorite Infant

To make a baby crochet pattern you have to remember your childhood. Just play and be creative. You will be amazed by the results.

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Jun 07, 2021

Crochet Baby Coverall.

Baby coverall is a timeless classic style in children fashion. Patterns and step-by-step instruction to crochet coverall for your 6-12 month of age baby.

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Jun 07, 2021

Knit Toys, Crochet Toys

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

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Jun 07, 2021

Filet Crochet Pattern - be creative

To make a filet crochet pattern is easy - Filet crocheting is amazingly flexible and rewarding technique; Create beauty in a simple way.

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May 18, 2021

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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May 18, 2021

How to Crochet the Moss or Granite Crochet Stitch: Tutorial

Here's how to crochet the moss or granite crochet stich with instructions and picture tutorial instructions for the beginner crochet crafter.

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May 11, 2021

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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May 11, 2021

Crab Stitch. Reverse Single Crochet: How To Tutorial

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

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Apr 27, 2021

Crochet Basketweave Stitch: Directions and Tutorial

The crochet basketweave stitch looks very similar to the knit basketweave stitch with some obvious differences. Learn how to create this lovely stitch.

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Apr 26, 2021

Understanding Gauge in Knitting Projects

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.

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Apr 16, 2021

Baby Blanket Knit Pattern - knit a cozy infant blanket for swaddling

An easy to do baby blanket knit pattern - step by step process of knitting this baby blanket...

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Apr 15, 2021

How to read knitting patterns for the Beginner: Step by Step Guide

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.

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Apr 12, 2021

Picot Stitch. How to make it neat.

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...

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Apr 12, 2021

Baby Knitting Pattern.

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

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Apr 12, 2021

A Seamless Sweater. How to knit.

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

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Apr 12, 2021

How to Treble Crochet (aka Triple Crochet)

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.

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Apr 08, 2021

Knit Wits Newsletter: Smart Knit Crocheting

Knit Wits Newsletter Previous editions can be found here for easy reference

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Apr 07, 2021

How to crochet - The Smart and Simple Way

Once you know how to crochet three basic stitches, you are ready to create all kinds of projects from patterns or your own creations.

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Apr 04, 2021

How to Pick Up a Dropped Stitch in Knitting

There are several ways to pick up a dropped stitch. Here are a couple of the most popular and easiest to master

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Apr 04, 2021

Crochet Videos; How to crochet basic crochet stitches.

Crochet videos for the majority of crafters who are the visual learners - watch and learn crocheting...

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Apr 01, 2021

How to Join Crochet Motifs.

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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Apr 01, 2021

How to read crochet patterns in charts.

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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Apr 01, 2021

How to Crochet Scarf.

To crochet scarf is easy, but even making just a simple rectangular you can be very creative. Look at this stylish scarf with pompons.

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Apr 01, 2021

How to Crochet Shawl.

Crochet shawl from the large lace squares. How to crochet triangle shawl. Lace shawl pattern.

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Apr 01, 2021

A Short Sleeve Crochet Top.

A crochet top made of motifs. A simple but excellent idea for the short sleeve top.

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Apr 01, 2021

Crocheting Basics. How to calculate the correct size of a sweater

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.

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Apr 01, 2021

Crocheting Granny Square - Chart and Video.

Crocheting Granny Square is a fun thing. One simple technique allows you to create endless variants of designs none of which looks alike.

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Apr 01, 2021

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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Apr 01, 2021

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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Apr 01, 2021

Disclaimer Page: Smart-Knit-Crocheting.com

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Mar 31, 2021

How to Bind Off Knitting: How to Knit Series

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.

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Mar 31, 2021

Joining Yarn in Knitting: Pictures and Step-by-Step Instructions

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

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Mar 31, 2021

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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Mar 25, 2021

Crochet Slip Stitch: How to Tutorial with Pictures

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.

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