Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Doughnut Rattle

I had so much fun stitching up Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Doughnut Rattle I just had to tell you all about it. The backstory is that one of the girl’s teachers is pregnant, and they were doing a baby shower for her. I thought I had some baby items in reserve and that I could just […]

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How to Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch

Crochet lemon peel stitch is an easy stitch with a funny name that’s a great one to have in your repertoire. It’s an easy combination of single crochet and double crochet that makes a fabric with a lot of texture. What is Crochet Lemon Peel Stitch? Lemon peel stitch is a single row repeat that […]

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How to Work Foundation Single Crochet

If you’re starting a project with single crochet that uses a long chain, working foundation single crochet instead can make that first row a lot easier. What is Foundation Single Crochet? Foundation single crochet is a method of working the chain and the first row of single crochet at the same time. You start with […]

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How to Make the Double Crochet Stitch

Double crochet is probably my favorite of the basic crochet stitches because it’s easy for me to get into a rhythm with it and crochet pretty quickly. It’s a great stitch for relatively quick stitching because it’s twice as tall as single crochet, and it’s a little more open than half double crochet but still […]

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How to Crochet the Half Double Crochet Stitch

When I was teaching myself to crochet, I somehow skipped right over the half double crochet stitch. Like most people I’d guess I learned to chain and single crochet, then I tried double and treble crochet, but it took a long time for me to get back to half double crochet. That’s a shame, because […]

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