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!
Slip stitches are one of the first stitches you learn in Crochet 101, but did you know that you can alter it ever so slightly to get a whole different look? How do you do that, you ask? Easy! Yarn over (yo) before you slip stitch!
One of the fun features you can add to a crochet project to give it a little boho flair is a tassel! I'm going to show you how I make my tassels, without any of the fancy tools you can buy, just using things you can find around your house.
You guys are going to love the picot for its simple execution for a beautiful addition to your crochet fabrics. The trickiest part of this is the slip stitch, but I'm going to walk you through it, so don't sweat it. And if the pictures aren't enough, I've recorded a video tutorial as well, which appears below the photo tutorial.
When you finish a blanket only to realize you worked the stitch wrong the whole time, but it is such a wonderful texture, you go with it!
I just love how the color gradients of Lion Brand's Mandala Yarn play out, regardless of what type of pattern you choose: rows, rounds, or c2c crochet.
The Double Crochet 3 Together is a way of eliminating stitches in your work and to give it shape. Who is ready to learn the Double Crochet Three Together Decrease (dc3tog)?
I've long been obsessed with all things hexagon. And if you've been around here since the beginning and my Autumn Walks Triangle Scarf, you'll know I'm a big fan of the puff stitch. It was only natural that these things would come together in a design at some point, and lo and behold, the Bumble Puff Beauty Biscuit was born!
I know with the crazy COVID-19 going around right now, markets are probably the last thing you want to think about, IF they even happen this year. But while we are only at the beginning of this corona virus mess, the fact is that it won't last forever. So whether you're prepping for just in case markets this year, planning ahead for next year, or you're just bored at home with all this social distancing or a self-imposed quarantine, I've put together the ultimate list of Spring & Summer crochet makes for markets.
I thought I would share two different styles of coasters I made from working up to certain rounds of the original Marigold Market Bag Mandala portion. I used two different weight yarns to achieve completely different looks, so I'm including directions for both versions here for you!