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How to Knit Slip Stitch
It is often necessary to slip (sl) a stitch from one needle to the other without actually knitting or purling it. This met …
How to Slip Stitch Crochet
Slip stitch is the shortest of all crochet stitches. Unlike other stitches, slip stitches are not often used on their own …
How to Weave in Ends in Crochet
Weave in ends securely before blocking pieces or sewing seams. Securely woven ends will not come loose with wear or washin …
How to Finish a Crochet Project
After you fasten off, a method of finishing off a crochet project in which the yarn is secured so that the piece will not …
How to Decrease in Crochet
To decrease the width of a basic crocheted fabric, 2 or more stitches are worked together, by leaving the last loop of eac …
How to Crochet a Single Crochet Decrease
Single crochet is the most common basic crochet stitch that will result in a meth …
How to Crochet a Double Crochet Decrease
Double crochet is a very common crochet stitch. It is taller than single crochet. This short stitch …
How to Crochet Longer Basic Stitches
Double treble (dtr), triple treble (ttr) and quadruple treble (qte), etc., are made by wrapping the yarn over three, four …
How to Join New Yarn or A New Ball in Knitting
Joining a new color of yarn (for example when knitting stripes) is the same method as joining a new ball or skein of an ex …
How to Cast On While Work Is In Progress
In some instances it is necessary to cast on more stitches while the knitting is in progress. This is true in making butto …
How to Make Crochet Fabric
To make a flat crocheted fabric worked in rows, you must begin with a foundation chain …
How to Increase in Knitting
There are several ways to increase, and each method adds extra stitches to the row unless they are paired with compensatin …
Crochet Pattern Repeats and Multiples
Within a row and within a pattern you may repeat stitches several times. These are written in repeats to make the pattern …
How to Crochet in Front or Back Loops
The project instructions will specify if you are to work into the front or back loop of the stitch in the row below. Unles …
To Swatch or Not to Swatch?
How do you make sure that the sweater you’re making will fit? Make a gauge swatch! A gauge swatch is a small sample of your..
How to Half Double Crochet
Half double crochet is in between the height of single crochet and … …