An Easy Guide to Changing Colors when Crocheting
Multiple colors are a great way to add visual interest to any pattern, and it's easy to do – especially with the craft of crochet. When working with the basic crochet stitches you can easily change colors with any of the crochet hooks you own. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to change colors in crochet patterns. While the unique Tunisian crochet introduces many interesting colorwork methods, the technique of changing colors remains the same. Patterns specifically mention where to change colors and even the shade, but many times the pattern will leave the choice of the color...
Easy Steps to Knit a Patchwork Baby Blanket
Knitting a baby blanket is fun and fulfilling. It is satisfying to see a baby wrapped in your handmade knitted labor of love. For this gift of love, all you need is knitting needles, yarn, and your knitting skills. If your experience (and time) is limited, you could begin with a simple project that comes together quickly. A knitted patchwork blanket creates an impressive gift. It's easy to do since it's made by knitting patches (squares or swatches) and joining them together. You can follow any knitting pattern online or design one. In this blog, we’ll discuss the steps of...
Guide to Making I-Cord with Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks
An I-cord is a narrow tube that can be knitted or crocheted. The tube can be easily made on any of your knitting needles (double-pointed, circulars, or single-pointed) as well as with a crochet hook. The cord adds to the beauty of other knitting and crochet projects while also serving as a creative accessory itself. From an accessory to a hat, bag, reading glasses or beautiful jewelry, the I-cord has multiple uses. The very popular knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann named it the “Idiot Cord” in honor of her accidental discovery of the simple technique. The I-cord is a perfect example of...
How to Master to Crochet the Loop Stitch
The loop stitch in crochet is a fun textured pattern that brings beauty to even the simplest of projects. All you need is your crochet hook and yarn to add loops to any of your knitting or crochet project or an Amigurumi pattern. Once you have enough practice with the basic crochet stitches, you will find this easy to learn. You will be using the single crochet (sc) or half double crochet (hdc) stitches and the unique technique of making loops. This little stitch can be used in a variety of projects, providing a unique and interesting texture to your...