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.
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!
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.
The Suzette Stitch is one of my absolute favorite crochet stitches to do!
Besides the fact that it is so easy, it creates the most amazing texture and a solid fabric. Sometimes when you’re making blankets or clothing, you don’t want a bunch of holes that let the cold in. This is where the Suzette Stitch shines!
You can use it on quite a few different styles of crochet projects. You only need a multiple of 2 for your chains!
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This is a step-by-step photo tutorial for crocheting single crochet stitches around a plastic ring. This will work for any size or thickness of ring. The rings used in this example are 1″ plastic rings taken from the lids of standard sized water bottles (just beneath the cap).
These are right-handed instructions.