Tutorials and Help

How to Crochet: Standing Single Crochet

Posted in Tutorials and Help on August 2nd, 2016 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 5 Comments

Standing single crochet is a method for joining a new yarn and/or color to your work. It is as simple as starting with a slip knot on your hook with your new yarn and making a single crochet stitch. You can use this technique in place of having to tie your new yarn to your work.

How to Crochet a Standing Single Crochet Tutorial by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot
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Methods for Joining Pieces in Crochet

Posted in Tutorials and Help on July 19th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 1 Comment

I’m often asked about the best methods for joining pieces of a crochet project together. Depending on your project the answer may be different. There are all sorts of crochet projects that are crocheted in multiple pieces, such as blankets, toys, bags, etc. There are a few different methods to consider, which I will discuss further. Feel free to check out the tutorials linked in this post for further instructions on each method.
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How to Crochet: Entrelac (Part 2)

Posted in Tutorials and Help on July 5th, 2016 by Candace – Be the first to comment

So you’ve already set up your first row of crochet entrelac blocks. What’s next? Well that’s the easy part. It’s just like working in the chain in the first row except now you have stitches and the sides of stitches to work in.

If you haven’t completed your first row yet, check out the How to Crochet: Entrelac (part 1) tutorial or the How to Crochet: As-You-Go Entrelac tutorial.
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4 Tips for Crocheting Blankets in the Heat of Summer

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on June 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 3 Comments

Who wants to crochet with a half finished blanket on your lap when you’re already sweating? The thought of crocheting something thick and hot in the heat of summer may make you want to leave your crochet hook behind and jump in the pool. But don’t abandon your crochet hook just yet! If you’re a blanket lover or simply need to get your project done for a baby shower or gift, here are some tips to make the heat more manageable.

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How to Crochet an Edging for your Bullet Journal

Posted in Tutorials and Help on June 23rd, 2016 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

As I have an interest in virtually all things crafty, I have recently become enamored of bullet journaling. Bullet journaling is a relatively new concept that combines a planner, to-do list, and diary into one volume. I have only been bullet journaling for less than two weeks, but I can say it is a system that works well for me and allows me to incorporate my artsy craftsy side into my daily planning. A big bonus is that it really helps to keep me organized!

It occurred to me that crochet could (and should!) be incorporated into bullet journaling. This tutorial focuses upon crocheting an edging for your bullet journal. For the purposes of this tutorial, I will be using a piece of cardstock cut to 4.75 in (12 cm) x 8.25 (21 cm) because those are the dimensions of my bullet journal.

How to Crochet an Edging for your Bullet Journal by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot - 1

Please feel free to modify the pattern as needed for your journal pages.
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How to Crochet: Entrelac

Posted in Tutorials and Help on June 21st, 2016 by Candace – Be the first to comment

Have you tried our other entrelac tutorials yet? If you have, you’ll find this one a breeze to follow, but even if you haven’t, you should be able to follow along. This method for starting entrelac is a lot like the Tunisian entrelac method, but unlike Tunisian entrelac, this method only works for blocks that have an off number of rows.
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Tunisian Crochet

Posted in Tutorials and Help on June 16th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 3 Comments

I’ve always thought of Tunisian crochet as a cross between crocheting and knitting. With Tunisian crochet you can create fabric that is completely different than ordinary crochet. It is a unique technique to learn if you haven’t tried it already. We have a lot of Tunisian crochet tutorials here on Crochet Spot, and in this post I’ll round them up and organize them for you. Use the tutorials below to give Tunisian crochet a try!
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How To Crochet: As-You-Go Crochet Entrelac

Posted in Tutorials and Help on June 14th, 2016 by Candace – 1 Comment

Entrelac is a fun technique to use to create all kinds of projects. While toying around with the technique in my head and on my hook, I found an easy way to start off an entrelac project that eliminates one of my least favorite parts–the long chain. If you’ve been wanting to do a big project like a blanket but dread starting it, this technique will help make things much easier and more palatable.
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How to Crochet: Invisible Decreases

Posted in Tutorials and Help on June 9th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Increasing and decreasing creates shape in your crochet projects, but traditional decrease stitches don’t always blend well and can stick out and be unsightly. The invisible decrease technique can be used with a lot of different stitches. The technique is similar for each stitch.
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8 Crochet Bead Tutorials

Posted in Tutorials and Help on May 21st, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

Adding beads to your crochet can give your project the extra touch it needs. Beads are popular in crochet jewelry patterns, but can also be used in scarves, shawls, accessories, home decor, toys, and anything else you can imagine. In this post, I rounded up eight bead tutorials that we have on Crochet Spot. They are in the order which I recommend learning if you aren’t familiar with bead work. Of course, you can jump around to different tutorials if certain ones spark your interest.


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