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Learn To Crochet: Tutorial Videos
Learn to crochet with our easy to follow video tutorials – we’ll take you from the very beginning and show how to hold your hook.
How To Change Colors Tutorial
Changing yarn colors in crochet is not as difficult as it may look. We're here to help you out! Check out our blog post, we'll teach you how to do it!
Learn To Knit: Video Tutorials
Learn to knit with our easy to follow video tutorials – we’ll take you from the very beginning with casting on, through basic stitches, and creating a gauge swatch.
How to Decrease in Knitting
Decreasing stitches makes your knitted piece narrower. Decreases are used for sleeve caps, neckline shaping, shaping the c …
How to Make a Slip Knot for Knitting
A slip knot is the starting point for just about everything you'll do in knitting. It is also the basis for all …
How to Fasten Off Crochet
To fasten off the yarn permanently, cut the yarn leaving an 8" end (longer if you need to sew pieces together). Pull the e …
How to Join New Yarn in Crochet
When joining in new yarn or changing color, continue in the working yarn until two loops of the last stitch remain in the …
How to Increase in Crochet
To increase the width of a basic crochet fabric, 2 or more stitches must be worked into 1 stitch at the point specified in …
How to Hold the Yarn and Knitting Needles
The right needle is held as if holding a knife. The left needle is held lightly in the same position, with the needle tips …
How to Make 1 Increasing Stitches Knitting Tutorial
One form of increasing in knitting is to work into the strand between two stitches. This increase is called a make 1, beca …
How to Make a Tassel
Tassels are a fun way to decorate the end of a scarf or the edge of a blanket, and they are easier to make than you think! …
Beginners Guide to Picking Up Stitches
Picking up stitches is a technique used to add on new pieces of knit fabric to a project without a seam (and fantastic tec …
How to Slip, Slip, Knit
Slip, slip, knit (ssk) is a common form of decrease. A method of casting on that is created by loo …
How To Knit Two Together
The simplest method of decreasing is to simply knit or purl two stitches together as one. This is known as a knit two toge …
How to Make a Slip Knot for Crochet
Make a circle with yarn or thread. …
How to Assemble a Knitting Project
There are multiple ways to attach knit pieces together. You may need to attach pieces of a sweater, for example, or attach …