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!

Meet Pattern Designer Fuzzy Mitten, Creator of Wonderful Knit Toys

By Stefanie Japel
Fuzzy Mitten is a pattern designer who designs, knits, and writes patterns for the cutest toys you can imagine. Her "stuffies" (as she calls them) make fabulous gifts. We spoke with Fuzzy Mitten to learn about what inspires her to design, knit, and how she came upon the Craftsy crafting community. Read more »

Craftsy Knitting & Crochet Project Highlights: We’re Smitten with Mittens!

By Stefanie Japel
Looks like our very own Craftsy members have the cure for cold hands: knitted mittens! These projects showcase some of the cutest and comfiest mittens that our crafters have been making lately. We love their projects, and we hope you do, too. If you do, be sure to let them know by clicking on the heart and leaving them an encouraging comment. Read more »

Social Media Tips for Indie Designers & Makers, Pt 1: Facebook

By Craftsy
Looking for tips to promote your indie pattern designs, craft business or just get more social on social media? We're kicking off a series of blog posts to help you get started on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram. We'll take a look at how to cater to your audience and start a conversation! Read more »

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 »
Custom Cardigan

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
Steeking 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
Kathy 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 »