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How to Crochet the Jasmine Star Stitch

How to Crochet the Jasmine Star Stitch

The Jasmine Star Stitch is a beautiful, reversible stitch that when used, is sure to catch anyone's eye with its gorgeous even texture. I've loved the Jasmine Star stitch for a long time. The stitches seemingly overlap, so you can't easily tell one row from the next....

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How to Make a Foundation Single Crochet Stitch (FSC)

How to Make a Foundation Single Crochet Stitch (FSC)

The foundation single crochet is a stitch that can be used in place of a starting chain. Its ability to allow an on-the-fly decision about project width can save you time and anguish, so let's take a look at why the foundation single crochet stitch is an essential...

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What to Do About Those Loose Crochet Stitches

What to Do About Those Loose Crochet Stitches

If you've ever crocheted a triple crochet stitch, or anything with 1, 2, or even 3 yarn overs, you've probably experienced loose crochet stitches. You know the ones. You've worked hard on evening out your tension, but add in a few yarn overs, and all of a sudden, you...

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10 Things You Should Know About Pattern Testing

10 Things You Should Know About Pattern Testing

Knit and crochet pattern testing is the collaboration between designers and makers to bring the beautiful, clear, and accessible patterns out into the world. If done right, it should be a fun and rewarding exercise for both sides. But like all team activities, it only...

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How to Crochet Bobbles in the Round

How to Crochet Bobbles in the Round

Bobbles are admittedly yarn eaters, but they add a touch of whimsy to almost any project, and with the right yarn, are so deliciously squishy that they really highlight all that yarn they eat up! Save this on Pinterest! A crochet bobble consists of 4 incomplete double...

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Wind a Perfect Yarn Cake By Hand

Wind a Perfect Yarn Cake By Hand

I do own a yarn winder, this one actually, and I love it, but sometimes, I just want the old-school feel of sitting in front of the TV, or in front of a roaring fireplace, or just with a circle of friends, winding yarn and dreaming up my next project. Doesn't that...

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How to Choose the Right Stuffing for Amigurumi

How to Choose the Right Stuffing for Amigurumi

So you're making some amigurumi! I always find it so amazing that we can make such adorable stuffed toys for our loved ones with nothing but a bit of string. But a stuffed toy needs to be stuffed, and there's a few different types of stuffing for amigurumi you can use...

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How to Crochet with Raffia

How to Crochet with Raffia

If you've ever wondered what it feels like to crochet with raffia, if you've wondered if it will hurt your hands, or if you can make it bend to your will, then keep reading to hear about my own experiences crocheting with this fun paper medium! When I get the chance...

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Easy DIY Crochet Size Markers

Easy DIY Crochet Size Markers

These DIY crochet size markers are lightweight, easy to make, and are a great little gift idea for the crocheter in your life! They don't take a lot of materials to make, and you can whip up several sets in an evening, which can make for a wonderful sense of...

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How to Make Your Own Woven Crochet Wall Hanging

How to Make Your Own Woven Crochet Wall Hanging

I'm excited to show you how a simple stitch can be used to create a woven-looking crochet wall hanging, so you can have a funky or geometric piece of decor to add to your room! And hey, use the same techniques to create rugs, pillows, or even make a fashion statement!...

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