Crocheting Blog

Have You Heard About the German Knitting Technique?

By Sarah
German KnittingAfter learning about all the different knitting techniques used throughout the world (like the Russian knitting technique, the Japanese knitting technique, and the Armenian knitting technique) are you beginning to be a little confused, wondering just how many ways there could possibly be to hold your yarn and work a knit stitch? Well, let’s take the confusion out of one of them: German knitting. Read more »

For a Fabulous Finish, Felt Your Knits

By Sarah
Felting KnitsCreate a whole new kind of knitted fabric by felting. Turn your individual stitches into a solid piece, to make bags that pens won’t poke through and slippers that look like slippers, not socks. Running a finished knitted project made with the right kind of yarn through a washing machine with hot water will transform your project! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Enjoy Free Patterns!

By Craftsy
Free PatternsIt's Friday, which means it's time to celebrate the end of a great week with a new roundup of beautiful free patterns. From a cute cardigan to a breezy blouse, pretty placemats, and more, be sure to download the ones you like! 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 »