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.

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 12, 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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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 07, 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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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

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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 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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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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Mar 19, 2021

Casting On Knitting Video: Different Ways to Cast On

In these casting on knitting videos, i will demonstrate a variety of ways you can cast on stitches for your next knitting project.

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Mar 15, 2021

Double Treble Crochet Stitch (Triple Treble Stitch: How-to Tutorial

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.

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Mar 15, 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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Mar 15, 2021

Knitted Waffle Stitch: How To Tutorials and Instructions

The Knitted waffle stitch is a great choice for the beginner--easy to learn and remember and only uses two basic stitches.

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Mar 14, 2021

Crochet Terms and Abbreviations

Crochet Terms and Abbreviations

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Mar 12, 2021

How to Increase a Stitch in Knitting

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.

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Mar 08, 2021

Seed Stitch Knitting: Learn How to Knit it the Smart Way

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.

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Mar 08, 2021

Drunken Granny Stitch - a gorgeous crochet stitch with a funny name

A gorgeous crochet stitch with a funny name - Drunken Granny Stitch...

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Mar 07, 2021

How to Knit Even Stitches: How to Fix Those Mistakes

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

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Mar 07, 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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Mar 03, 2021

Twisted Stitch is not Always an Error.

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.

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Mar 03, 2021

Basketweave Knit Stitch: Directions and Tutorials

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.

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Feb 22, 2021

Crochet Gauge Swatch: How to Make it Perfect from the Beginning

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

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Feb 22, 2021

Rib Stitch Knitting: How to Make it Look Great

Rib stitch knitting is easy to do and the variety nearly endless, but here are some tutorials to make it look straight every time.

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Feb 22, 2021

Wool Knitting Yarn - the best natural fiber for knitting...

The best natural fiber for knitting is Wool Knitting Yarn - soft, supple, and oh, so warm...

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Feb 22, 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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Feb 22, 2021

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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Feb 22, 2021

Knitting Needle Conversion Chart, Free Printable 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.

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Feb 22, 2021

Choose your free crochet patterns in charts.

The library of free crochet patterns in charts. Perhaps there are more of them than you can manage. Do you really need that many?

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Feb 22, 2021

Crochet Accessories: What's in your Crochet Bag?

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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Feb 21, 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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Feb 18, 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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Feb 16, 2021

Baby Sweater Pattern: Measurements and Design

How to make a pattern for baby sweater. Step-by-step instruction for knitting or crocheting a baby sweater.

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Feb 14, 2021

Knitting Garter Stitch - casting on, knitting this most basic stitch

How to Knit Garter Stitch - the stitch that begins it all...

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