The Alternating Half Double Crochet Increase stitch is easier than it sounds. It is simply working one half double crochet into the front loop of the indicated stitch and then working a second half double crochet into the back loop of the same stitch. So two half double crochets in one stitch which creates in increase, but still keeps with the alternating pattern of front loop, back loop.
Half Double Crochet Two Together (hdc2tog) Photo Tutorial
This tutorial is not for the traditional half double crochet 2 together stitch that uses both loops on both stitches. You are still creating a decrease in stitches, but this special stitch uses the front loop of the first stitch and the back loop of the next stitch or vice versa. It’s used in the pattern called the Aspen Tweed Hat.
There are many tools that you can make or buy that help you create a pompom, but they aren’t always necessary. I’ve seen people use toilet paper rolls, cardboard cutouts and forks, all of which usually produce great results. This photo tutorial demonstrates how to make a pompom using only your fingers and a pair of scissors. It’s cheap, fast and easy.
Happy New Year!
I wanted to start this year off by sharing my 10 best patterns from 2017. Even though I haven’t been blogging for an entire year, I still managed to share roughly 60 free patterns in only eight months! That seems unreal to me.
I wanted to put together a list of twelve super colorful and free crochet washcloth patterns for you today! Washcloths are such a fun and rewarding project especially if you are a beginner. Even those of us who aren’t beginners, still tend to revel in the beauty of a completed project, no matter what the skill level required. I know I still do!
I wanted to share a photo tutorial with you today to help you better understand the stitches and increases necessary to crochet the Grand Canyon Shawl.
This tutorial assumes that you are already familiar with how to crochet the basic stitches of chains and double crochets.
I will also be including photos depicting the four double crochet decrease (dc4tog) that is also required.
Here is a really quick photo tutorial for how to crochet the 3-Double Crochet Puff Stitch that is required for the Light & Lacy Poncho pattern.
These photos were taken as I was crocheting the border on the poncho, but if you were working them as a normal row of crochet, you would skip 2 stitches in between each 3-dc puff stitch.
I’m here to share another photo tutorial with you today.
This is the Cluster Stitch!
This stitch happens to be another one of my favorites! For some reason, I absolutely love the way the cluster stitch looks when it’s finished. It isn’t the easiest stitch ever created or the fastest to execute, but it’s definitely worth the extra effort when you see the final result!
Today I wanted to share another photo stitch tutorial with you. This is the Grit Stitch!
This stitch is so incredibly easy and versatile! You can use it on just about anything you can imagine. It’s great for clothing, dish cloths, blankets—anything that you would rather didn’t have a lot of holes. The Grit Stitch creates a virtually solid piece of fabric.
This photo tutorial is all about how to change colors when you are crocheting the Suzette Stitch.
Changing the color of the yarn that you are working with isn’t as difficult as you may think. There are quite a few tutorials and videos dedicated to the topic for other stitches, but not many specific to the Suzette Stitch.
If you don’t know how to crochet the Suzette Stitch (which is one of my all time favorites by the way) or just need a refresher, I created another photo tutorial that is available at this link.