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!
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)?
If you have been around for a while, you might know that I am a big fan of the Puff Stitch. Give me all the lovely, puffy, texture! So today, I'm going to share with you how to make this fun stitch, and then you'll be able to start working on your own puffy projects!
The Kiss Stitch was originally introduced in my XOXO Throw pattern, worked in flat rows, which is a fantastic way to practice the stitch. But if you want to use this stitch pattern for other fun projects made in the round, the beginning and end of the round will vary from the way rows begin and end when worked flat.
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!
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!
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!