Posts tagged: "crochet tutorials"

  1. How to join yarn in crochet: No knots needed!

    Posted by on August 22, 2014

    Even if you haven’t graduated to multiple colors in crochet patterns, inevitably you’ll run out of yarn and need to know how to introduce a new skein. The mistake most beginners make is to simply tie a knot and keep stitching. The trouble with that approach is that the knots can show or come untied. […]


  2. Tutorials week, day 5: 24 knit + crochet tutes

    Posted by on June 20, 2014

    We’re finishing our tutorial roundup week today with a BIG knit and crochet post! Whether you’re a beginner looking for a few basic tips or a seasoned pro who wants to try something new, Stitch This! is a great resource for instruction, inspiration, and ideas. We’ve pulled together 24 of our top knit and crochet […]


  3. Learn how to crochet right now!

    Posted by on November 22, 2013

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for […]


  4. Essential crochet techniques for your arsenal

    Posted by on May 24, 2013

    Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a newbie to the art, you know that the key to perfectly crafted projects is mastering essential crochet techniques—from the basics like making simple stitches and determining gauge, to doing increases, decreases, and joining crochet seams. Nancie Wiseman, one of our most prolific and best-selling crochet authors, knows this, […]


  5. How to crochet for beginners

    Posted by on March 29, 2013

    Clockwise from top left: From Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock; from Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rimoli; from Amigurumi on the Go by Ana Paula Rimoli; from Crochet a Zoo by Megan Kreiner (April 2013) As a knitter, I sure have been curious about this sister fiber craft called crochet. I especially love the animal […]


  6. A very Tunisian crochet giveaway (+ sneak peek)

    Posted by on February 22, 2013

    We love Tunisian crochet. And we’ve heard that you, Stitch This! readers, do too. Even if you haven’t cast on yet, we know that there’s a good chance you want to. It’s no secret that Tunisian crochet is the hot new commodity, and we like to think our very own Tunisian expert, Sheryl Thies, played […]


  7. Comfort is key: tips for ergonomic knitting

    Posted by on August 11, 2012

    er • go • nom • ic  /ərgəˈnämik/ Intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury. Designer, author, and teacher Ann McCauley brings a lifetime of artistic influences to her knitting. Her interest in knitting escalated when she toured Europe as a professional dancer and observed people knitting everywhere she went.  Her […]


  8. Joining new yarn in knitting – 7 ways

    Posted by on July 7, 2012

    When I first learned how to knit and needed to join yarn in a project, my instinct was to knot the knitted yarn and the new yarn together at the ends. (Hey, I heard that gasp!) Turns out my newbie intuition was waaay off the mark. A knot would, over time, certainly untie itself. Nothing […]


  9. Softie-making tips and tricks

    Posted by on June 16, 2012

    From Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rímoli I adore softies–they’re cute, imaginative, fuzzy, squeezable, often anthropomorphic. All my favorite things. Luckily for me, Martingale publishes the work of several softie-making geniuses. These authors knit and crochet up everything from whales to squirrels, piglets to robots… even a hot dog with condiments. (I’m not sure if […]