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Crochet: Traditional vs Tunisian- What’s the Difference?

Crochet: Traditional vs Tunisian- What’s the Difference?

Crochet is a popular yarn craft that works for beautiful garments, accessories, home décor, Amigurumi, and other creative projects. All you need is yarn and single-ended crochet hooks. But there's more. Besides the regular or what can be better said as traditional crochet, we have the knit-crochet hybrid Tunisian crochet. Also known as Afghan crochet, the unique craft produces a fabric that looks like knitting, sometimes works like knitting (stitches on the hook), and also has names such as knit and purl stitches, which are similar to knitting but work with a crochet hook. Albeit, a special one- a crochet...

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How To Transfer Stitches from One Needle to Another

How To Transfer Stitches from One Needle to Another

Are you new to knitting? Want to learn how to transfer stitches from one needle to another? In your crafting journey, there will be a time when you will need to transfer stitches to different knitting needles. This switch may be due to a pattern's instructions, especially when working on a circular knitting needle and switching to double-pointed needles, as you have only a few stitches on the needles that cannot be accommodated on the circulars as it's challenging to move the stitches without them getting stretched and you feeling cramped up. Or, you may not feel confident with the...

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How to Crochet Tunisian Smock Stitch

How to Crochet Tunisian Smock Stitch

The world or the universe of Tunisian crochet craft is vast. There’s so much to explore and learn. All you need is an interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook, yarn and creativity. Tunisian smock stitch is a beautiful and textured crochet stitch that creates a bouncy fabric. It's perfect for creating blankets, pillows, scarves, and cozy home decor. The stitch is relatively easy to learn. Even if you are new to the craft and have just explored the basic stitches, you can still go ahead with working out on the stitch pattern. In this blog, let’s walk you through how to crochet...

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Beginners guide to knit the stockinette stitch

Beginners Guide to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

Stockinette is a basic stitch pattern used in all kinds of knitting projects. From a simple dishcloth to a stylish sweater, whatever you've got on your knitting needles, stockinette features in all types of knitting. If you are a beginner in knitting, then knowing how stockinette works is essential. Stockinette stitch, also known as Stocking Stitch in UK patterns and abbreviated in all patterns as "St st," is a simple pattern of knitting one row, purling the next, and then repeating this process consecutively. Many knitting patterns don't even explain because they assume that a knitter knows how to knit...

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