I, personally, HATE working into a foundation chain. Sometimes it's unavoidable, but when you're working a solid row of single, double, or half-double crochet stitches as your first row, you'll be happy to know that there's another option! Foundation stitches!
The Magic Circle, also known as the Magic Ring, is a fun little trick you can use to avoid that little gap in the center of your work when crocheting in the round. It’s magic because you just pull the tail when you’re finished with your first round and it will cinch completely closed! This is a bit tricky when it's brand new, but once you have mastered it, you'll never look back. Don't be intimidated, you can do this!
With the holidays over and the decorations coming down, and all the retailers trotting out their Valentine's Day wares, I wanted to share a cute, quick, and easy craft you can do for your child's class room Valentine exchange.
One of my maker goals this year was to design and write up a pattern for my own crochet hat. When I took a trip this past summer to Glacier National Park, I had my inspiration! The floating nimbus of white mist through the peaks of the mountains, on our way to Logan's Pass were so dreamy to me, and no wonder, since getting back from that amazing wonderland of country all I can do is dream about going back.
I've got another stitch tutorial for you today, the Double Crochet 5 Together! Learn this stitch and open up a whole new world of texture!
I've got another stitch tutorial for you today, the Front Post Double Crochet! Learn this stitch and open up a whole new world of texture!
I know that there are a ton of crochet pumpkin tutorials, but hey, what's one more? Here's mine!
Continuing with my crochet stitch tutorials, today's post is the Half Double Crochet Two Together Decrease, or hdc2tog, magically transforming two hdc stitches into one!
Next in my series of crochet stitch tutorials is the Foundation Half Double Crochet, which will be featured in my next pattern!
I'm kicking off a series of stitch and technique tutorial posts! Today is the Foundation Half Double Crochet!