Tutorials and Help

How to Crochet: Single Crochet Tunisian Finish

Posted in Tutorials and Help on April 15th, 2014 by Candace – Be the first to comment

You may already now how to finish off Tunisian crochet with slip stitches. The single crochet method is very simple and leaves a finished edge on top of your work instead of on the front. This is especially helpful if you plan to transition to traditional crochet to finish your project or add an edging.
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Blanket, Throw, or Afghan

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on April 10th, 2014 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 4 Comments

While browsing crochet patterns you might have noticed all three terms –blanket, throw, and afghan– referring to very similar projects, and wondered what exactly is the difference. Today I’d like to clarify what each mean for both yarn-lovers as well as the rest of the world.



Pop Up Flower Blanket

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Treble Crochet (Ttc)

Posted in Tutorials and Help on March 30th, 2014 by Candace – Be the first to comment

Tunisian treble crochet, or ttc, is a simple stitch to learn once you get the basics of down. It’s very close to its traditional crochet cousin, treble crochet, so if you’re well-versed in basic crochet stitches, you’re already a step ahead.
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How to Crochet: Tunisian Full Stitch (Tfs)

Posted in Tutorials and Help on March 19th, 2014 by Candace – 2 Comments

Tunisian full stitch, as its name implies, is good for creating something that is bulky and heavy. blankets, rugs, and mats are just a few applications for for this easy-to-make stitch. One thing to keep in mind is that the tfs has a natural bias and may need to be combined with other stitches in addition to being blocked to straighten it out. If you are unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, you can start learning with the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) tutorial.

For a left-handed view, hover your cursor over the photos.

The tfs is made in the space between stitches, underneath the horizontal bar.

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Insert your hook into the next space.

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Yarn over and pull up a loop.

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Continue working across the row. Then work the return row as usual, and you’re done.

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If you need help with this stitch, you can leave a comment below.

Different Ways to Make Pom Poms (Part Two)

Posted in Tutorials and Help on March 15th, 2014 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 4 Comments

In part one (see part one here), I mentioned three different ways to make pom poms: with your fingers, with a tool, and with a fork. Now I’m going to show you how to make pom poms using a template.

First, we’ll make the template.

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Double Crochet (Tdc)

Posted in Tutorials and Help on March 13th, 2014 by Candace – Be the first to comment

Did you know that you can work double crochet stitches in Tunisian crochet? Did you also know that it’s easy to do if you know the basics of Tunisian crochet and how to do a traditional double crochet? Once you learn it, you can use this stitch to add height and drape to your Tunisian pieces.
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Different Ways to Make Pom Poms (Part One)

Posted in Tutorials and Help on February 27th, 2014 by Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 10 Comments

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a pom pom is “an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes”. Technically, they are of no real necessity compared to a hat or scarf, and yet they are so adorable and cute! Who doesn’t like a tiny tuft of yarn on the top of their hat or on the end of their scarf?!

Pom poms are incredibly easy ways to brighten up any project. Besides the aforementioned, you can also attach them to the corners of a pillow, border of a blanket, or anywhere else you might want them. I’ve even seen an entire baby’s rug made out of large, plump pom poms!

Today, I want to show you some of the ways you can make pom poms. As with most things, there are special tools you can buy at nearly any craft store that are specifically made for creating pom poms. But for some of us, the Do-It-Yourself method is more appealing. So stick around for some easy how-to’s!
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Crochet 1-2-3! 3 Great Patterns to Get a Kid Crocheting

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on February 25th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

The inspiration for this post came from the wonderful comments in one of my previous posts, Crochet is Child’s Play. I loved hearing everyone’s stories about learning crochet and then passing it on. One Crochet Spotter, Pearl, mentioned that she was trying to teach her six-year-old brother and asked for advice. Before long, Marcia G (a fellow Crochet Spotter) directed Pearl to Rachel’s “How to Crochet” instructions. Hooray! This is EXACTLY what the Crochet Spot community is about!
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How to Crochet: Return Pass Tunisian Decrease

Posted in Tutorials and Help on February 20th, 2014 by Candace – Be the first to comment

Decreasing on the forward pass of a Tunisian crochet row is not always feasible, especially when working with stitches that are not worked in the vertical bar. Luckily, working a decrease on the return pass is fairly easy to do.
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How to Crochet: Forward Pass Tunisian Decrease

Posted in Tutorials and Help on February 19th, 2014 by Candace – Be the first to comment

Decreases in Tunisian crochet can be worked on either the forward pass or the return pass. The forward pass decrease is easy to do, but is best suited for the Tunisian Simple stitch or other stitches that are worked in the vertical bar. This tutorial shows a forward pass decrease worked in Tunisian simple stitch.
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