Knitting Blog

Discover a world of new crochet techniques, skills for making gorgeous crochet garments and more, with the Craftsy Crocheting Blog. Visit often for step-by-step tutorials, inspiring projects, sneak peeks with renowned instructors, and endless crochet fun!

Free Video Tip: How To Join Yarn Ends, With Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
It's a hassle to weave in the ends after one ball of yarn runs out and you start a new one. That's why we're giving you this awesome free video tip where Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) shows you how to splice the last of your old ball of yarn on to the beginning of your new ball of yarn. It's seamless, leaves no ends, and it's simple and easy to do! Read more »

Free Video Tip: Knitting Buttonholes for Your Cardigan

By Craftsy
Let Ragga Eiríksdóttir (instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater) show you how to create buttonholes for your steeked front cardigan sweater. Her technique will have you whipping them up (to the correct size) in no time. Just watch this free video tip! Read more »

Free Video Tip: Steeking with Ragga Eiríksdóttir

By Craftsy
Learn How to SteekSteeking lets you knit an entire sweater in the round, and then open it up to add sleeves or turn it into a cardigan. In this free video tip Ragga Eiríksdóttir, instructor of the interactive Craftsy class, The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater, teaches you the simple, and quick crochet method for steeking. Read more »

Fun Friday: The Kids Knit All Right

By Kathy Mancall
Teach Kids to KnitKathy Mancall, owner of San Francisco-based yarn store Princess Animal, offers up her guest blogging skills in this wonderful segment about teaching kids to knit. Read away and, before you know it, you'll be itching to share knitting techniques with your favorite children, too. Read more »

Trend Alert! Icelandic Knitting

By Stefanie Japel
Icelandic KnittingAttention Craftsy knitters and knit lovers: as the cold weather begins to grace us with its presence, those of us that love all things yarn look forward to being able to wear comfy, handmade sweaters. This season, Icelandic Knitting is trending everywhere, and we've got some fabulous Craftsy projects to prove it! Read more »