Crocheting Blog

How to Slip, Slip, Knit (SSK)

By Ashley Little
How to Slip KnitUnless you’re going to knit blankets and scarves for the rest of your life, you have to add increasing and decreasing to your knitting skills. It can be intimidating at first, but once you learn how, no pattern is too complicated for you! Ready to add even more shaping into your knitting? Learn how to make those decreases lean to the left with the slip, slip, knit (ssk). Read more »

Combined Knitting Tutorial

By Sarah
Combined KnittingCombined knitting pairs a Western-slanting knit stitch with an Eastern-slanting purl stitch to make the flattest, most even stockinette fabric around. By wrapping the yarn clockwise on a purl stitch, Combined knitters then position themselves to work the knit row by knitting through the back loop. To account for the different slant of the resulting stitches, combined knitters must be mindful to alter their increases and decreases accordingly. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Booties, Shawl, and More

By Craftsy
Free PatternsIt's time to celebrate the end of a great week. Enjoy a brand new roundup of fun free patterns. From a chic wire wrapped ring to adorable baby booties, a stylish shawl and more, snag the ones you like, keep busy over the weekend, and come on back next Friday! Read more »

The Craftsy Knitting and Crochet Patterns App

By Craftsy
Knitting and Crochet AppFind your next knitting and crochet projects in this FREE catalog of over 24,000 patterns from Craftsy independent designers! With the Craftsy Knitting and Crochet Patterns App you can instantly download the best patterns from around the world, thousands of which are FREE, in an easy to use PDF format. Read more »

Featured Pattern Designer: Posh Pooch Designs

By Craftsy
Posh Pooch DesignsDo you dress your dog? Meet Sara Sach of Posh Pooch's Pattern Store. With over 50 doggy patterns, from a cupcake dog hat to a hearts in a row dog sweater, available in her Craftsy store, Sara's designs have delighted folks from all over the world. Learn more about Sara's popular patterns which might be perfect for your pooch, and her success with running a Craftsy pattern shop. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Embroidery, Quilts, & More

By Craftsy
Free Patterns EmbroideryIt's Friday and you know what that means here at Craftsy: we have a fresh new roundup of fun free patterns for you to enjoy. From a stylish zig zag scarf to a butterfly block to a cute cupcake card and more, grab the ones you like, keep busy over the weekend, and come on back next Friday! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Crochet, Jewelry & More

By Craftsy
Free Crochet PatternsDelight in a new roundup of free patterns this Friday! From a trendy beach tote to a stylish clutch purse or wire wrapped beach glass and a quilt design wall, you're sure to find a pattern you love. So snag the ones you'd like and be sure to check back every Friday to see our latest batch of fabulous free patterns. Read more »
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Free Pattern Friday: Knits, Quilts & More

By Craftsy

Each Friday, Craftsy brings you a whole batch of free patterns straight from the Craftsy Pattern Marketplace. This week we've got awesome free patterns for knitting, quilting, sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, and more!

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