Crocheting Blog

How to Join Granny Squares

By Andrea Sanchez
Joined Granny SquaresThere's nothing better than using up odds and ends of yarn with crocheted granny squares. Along with the many possibilities in color combinations and arrangements, you can make almost anything out of granny squares. There are several ways to join them together. Here, I will cover two joining methods. Read more »
Honey Bag Crochet Pattern

Quick Crochet Projects

By Ashley Little

When we shared some one-day knitting projects a few weeks ago, crocheters felt a little left out. Not to worry! We heard you, so we’re bringing you some fast crochet projects to add to your to-make list. Grab your hook and yarn for these beautiful quick crochet projects that can be completed in just a few hours -- or less if you’re a real pro!

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Duplicate Stitch Knitting Tutorial: Embellish with Hearts & More

By Lisa Gutierrez
Duplicate Stitch KnittingDiscover the duplicate stitch: an embellishing technique for adding small bursts of color to your work, for example maybe you want to add a heart, some initials, or other small personalization to your latest project. This stitch is especially helpful when you finish and you find yourself wishing for just a little more detail. Yes! You can add it after you have finished your project. Learn how! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Knits, Garments & More!

By Karen Kelty
Free Shawl Knitting PatternHappy Friday! Let's celebrate with weekend with a fresh roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world. From beautiful handmade wrapping paper, to charming flower coasters, a lovely knit shawl and more, download your favorite free patterns now! Read more »

Flip It: Reversible Knitting Stitches

By Ashley Little
Reversible Knitting StitchesMost of the time, I don’t care if the back of my knitting looks pretty, especially if it’s a sweater or a knitted toy that’s going to be seamed up. But there are some cases when a reversible stitch is important. No matter which way you turn it, the reversible stitches featured in this roundup look fabulous. Read more »

Do the Twist: The Left Twist Stitch

By Ashley Little
Left Twist Knit StitchI think cables are gorgeous, but I don’t always have a cable needle hanging around. That’s where the left twist knit stitch comes in handy. If you can knit, purl, and knit through the back loop, this stitch will be super easy for you. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Knits, Kittens & More

By Craftsy
Free Amigurumi PatternLet's celebrate Friday with a fresh roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world. From an adorable children's dress, to a playful puppies quilt, amigurumi kittens and more, download your favorite free patterns now! Read more »
Garter Stitch

Getting Down with Garter Stitch

By Ashley Little

Garter stitch is one of the most versatile knitting stitches. It's the foundation for everything you'll make in your knitting career. Here are some garter stitch patterns for all knitting levels.

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How to Knit in the Round with Double-Pointed Needles

By Ashley Little
Knitting with Double-Pointed NeedlesKnitting with double-pointed needles, or DPNs, can be tricky. But like any other knitting project, the hardest part is just getting started. Here are some tips and tricks for how to hang on to those stitches and successfully knit in the round. Read more »

Don’t Be Fooled by Entrelac

By Ashley Little
Entrelac ScarfHave you ever seen the beautiful diamond-patterned knitting that looks like it's knitted from dozens of strips that are woven together? If so, you've admired entrelac knitting. Don't be fooled by its woven appearance. Entrelac knitting is actually worked in one piece -- no seaming required. Read more »