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:
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...
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.
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.
How to knit basic knitting stitches? The best way to learn to knit them is the set of comprehensive videos.
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.
There are many knitting cast on methods, but this article will focus on the three most basic methods that all knitters use regularly.
To make a baby crochet pattern you have to remember your childhood. Just play and be creative. You will be amazed by the results.
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.
To make a filet crochet pattern is easy - Filet crocheting is amazingly flexible and rewarding technique; Create beauty in a simple way.
Learn how to work basic crochet stitches and those more advanced ones with straightforward instructions, photographs and video tutorials.
Here's how to crochet the moss or granite crochet stich with instructions and picture tutorial instructions for the beginner crochet crafter.
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
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.
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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.
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.