Anyone for crochet? The Slip Stitch

The Slip Stitch is the shortest crochet stitch and is used to join in new yarn, turn chain stitches into foundation rings and for moving ‘invisibly’ across your piece of work to get your yarn to where you want it.

It’s pretty similar to the chain stitch so you should have it mastered in no time! Continue reading

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Anyone for crochet? The chain stitch.

The chain stitch (abbreviation = ch) is used to create the base or foundation of your work. Once you have chained your stitches you can use them as they are to crochet in rows or join them with a slip stitch into a foundation ring to crochet in a circle. You need to work this loosely enough so that your hook can enter each chain easily.

1.The first thing you will need on your hook is a slip knot.

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Knitted Flower Tutorial

Try out this knitted flower to accessorize your knits. It’s a great way to practice casting on, the knit stitch and casting off.

Simple Knitted flower

1. Cast on 31 stitches. I’ve used a double knit yarn. Continue reading

Back to Basics: Casting Off

Congratulations! You are almost there – you just need to work or ‘cast off’ your stitches from the needle and you’ll be finished!

1. Work (knit or purl) two stitches onto your right hand needle.

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