Anyone for crochet? The double treble (UK) or treble (US) stitch

If you have been trying out my posts, you will already have learnt how to do the most common crochet stitches, the UK double (US single), UK half treble (US half double) and UK treble (US double) and will be ready to try out some patterns.

However, there are two further taller stitches, UK double treble (US treble) and UK triple treble (US double treble) which I thought would be useful to take you through as they are often used in lace crochet.

So, here’s the first of the two, the UK double treble (US treble). Continue reading

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First Easy Knits Ideas

If you are looking for your first knitting project and the traditional scarf or dolls’ house rug aren’t doing it for you, why not try out one of these first knits? If its crochet your after, check out my Quick and Easy Crochet First Makes  post.

Knitted Felt Wool Coaster

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Basic Knitted Fabrics

All knitted fabrics are made up of a combination of knit and purl stitches – now you’ve mastered these you can have some fun creating lots of different patterns.

Garter Stitch

The most common way to make the garter stitch is to knit every row. It makes a reversible fabric that stretches equally in all directions. It’s great for making things like blankets, accessories (check out my mobile phone case pattern!) and sweaters as the fabric lies flat and it doesn’t curl up at the edges.

Garter Stitch

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Back to Basics: The Slip Knot

Whether it be knitting or crochet you need to start with a slip knot to get the yarn onto your needle. To create one of these …..

1. Cross the yarn coming from the ball over the yarn end (tail) to form a circle. Continue reading