Crocheting 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!

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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 »
Steeking Your Knitting

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 »

Craft Wars: Let the Battle Begin!

By Craftsy
Craft Wars is a super fun new show on TLC that we've been hearing about for weeks. We were so eager to see what this televised craft competition had in store that we figured many of you had to be, as well! Thankfully Craftsy team member Katie is here to recap the very first episode for us and let us know what this series is going to be all about. Read more »

Our April Fool’s Joke: Funny or Flop?

By Craftsy
While most months start fresh, April starts funny: with April Fool’s Day. At least, that’s the idea behind the myriad of pranks played around the world on this infamous holiday. This year, we decided to pull a little prank on our Craftsy users... Read more »