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How to Knot Stitch in Crochet (and More!)

When you start a knot stitch, you will need to avoid knot stitch the first square. Instead, start in the first row, chain stitching one time and single crocheting in the identical stitch. Draw up your loop to 3/4 inches and Yarn over Yo through your loop on the crochet hook. Next, intersperse your hook so that it is beneath your single...

How to Crochet a Granny Square

From time to time, Crochet Divas will be bringing you our very favorite crochet video tutorials available on various websites and on YouTube, to help inspire you, as well as improve in your crocheting projects! The crocheting video tutorial we’re featuring today is brought to us Sarah-Jayne from Bella Coco, a website about a variety of different home and crafts...

7 Crocheting Yarn Questions Answered

One of the most important decisions you must make when you crochet is what yarn to use for your project. The yarn you choose has everything to do with how your finished project looks and stands up to time and wear. The last thing you want to do is spend hours making something only to have it fall apart...

How to Add Starch to Your Finished Crochet Projects

As you foray into the art of crochet, there will be times where you want to add some stiffness to your finished work. This is the case when you are crocheting items such as handbags, doilies, and certain kinds of lace. Stiffening your yarns or fibers can easily be accomplished by starching your projects with a variety of different...

10 Easy Steps to Learning How to Crochet

The art of crochet has been around for thousands of years. People in earlier times who had means would purchase hand crocheted and knitted laces and fabrics for their opulent garments and dÈcor. Having these items showed others that you were a person of means and you led an opulent lifestyle. Over the years, through industrialization and mass production of...

8 Steps to Understanding Crochet Basics

To get started we can begin with crochet abbreviations to help you relate to the process. Crochet experts use the terms beg (Beginning) bet (Between), bk lp (Back loop) ch (chain), ch-(previous chain), cont (Continue), dc (double crochet), dec (decreasing), dtr (double/triple crochet), ft lp (Front loop), hdc (half-double crochet), inc (Increasing), lp (loops), and so on. Those who crochet...

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