How to Fix Twisted Stitches in Knitting?
Twisted stitches are a common knitting mistake that happens to beginners as well as advanced knitters. In knitting, twisted stitches are ones that do not sit properly or neatly on the knitting needles. There are two types, the kind you make by accident and the kind that you create on purpose. If it’s a mistake its best you correct it as soon as you notice or it will spoil the look of the finished patterns. Though sitting irregularly on the needles, the twisted stitches create beautiful knitting stitch patterns such as a twisted stockinette pattern. However, this blog is all...
A Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Chain Space
A crochet chain space, also known as ch-sp, is an essential part of many crochet patterns. Just like basic crochet stitches, these are basic crochet techniques. They are worked by making one or multiple crochet chain stitches to create an empty space. It essentially makes a hole in the crochet fabric. This is used for multiple uses in patterns from simple to complex, including a lace-like look or space for a button or buttonhole. The chain space can then be crocheted into the next row or round. In crochet patterns, the chain space may be abbreviated as “sp” or “ch-sp”...
DIY Gifts for Mother's Day: Free Knitting and Crocheting Patterns
Mother's Day presents a fantastic opportunity to express our appreciation for the most important woman in our lives. In addition to celebrating the maternal bond, it is fascinating to learn that the roots of Mother's Day date back to ancient Greek and Roman cultures. The modern holiday version only emerged in the early 20th century, though. Knitting and crocheting are super fun ways to create lasting memories with your mom! You can use your imagination to create all sorts of cool things, and we've got some fabulous patterns for you to try out - no matter if you're new to...
How to Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet?
Crocheting can be done not just row by row or round by round, corner-to-corner crochet is an amazing crocheting technique that works from one corner to corner. Abbreviated as C2C, you can create some very impressive designs for blankets and Afghans. Be it a beginner or an advanced crocheter, C2C can be easily learned and used for a wide variety of projects. All you need is your regular single-ended crochet hook, yarn and the basic crochet stitches and techniques. You can also work this technique with an interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook. It works for regular patterns too without the interchangeable...