How to Hold Yarn Double Using Two Strands from One Skein

Ever wondered if you could crochet or knit with two strands of yarn from just one skein? Well, guess what? You totally can! Knowing how to hold yarn double from one skein is an awesome trick that’s a total game-changer both both knitters and crocheters! No need to fuss with multiple skeins of yarn —just … Read more

How to Crochet a Chain For Beginners With Pictures and Video

Knowing how to crochet a chain is a vital first step in learning how to crochet.  Crochet chain stitches are where you will work your first row of crochet stitches. I’ll show you today how to crochet a chain in my step-by-step guide in which I’ve included both a video tutorial and a photo tutorial … Read more

How to Crochet on Both Sides of a Foundation Chain Tutorial

Knowing how to crochet on both sides of a foundation chain is a critical skill for crocheters to know. You’ll need to know this skill to make an oval shape, commonly used in amigurumi projects, as slipper and baby shoe soles, bag bottoms and more.   In this tutorial I’ll show you how to crochet … Read more

Tunisian Extended Simple Stitch (TES) Photo & Video Tutorial

Are you a beginner crocheter looking to learn the Tunisian extended simple crochet stitch? Look no further! In this ultimate guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about how to crochet the Tunisian Extended Simple Stitch, from the materials required to the step-by-step instructions. With our detailed explanations, helpful images in our … Read more

How to Single Crochet Three Together (Sc3tog) Tutorial

Learn how to do the SC3TOG or Single Crochet Three Together with this step-by-step tutorial.  The SC3TOG is a variation of the basic single crochet stitch to decrease three single crochet stitches to one but it can also be used as a cluster stitch. This tutorial includes a photo tutorial with written instructions as well … Read more

How to Tunisian Purl Stitch for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

The Tunisian Purl stitch is a versatile, beginner’s stitch for those learning to do Tunisian Crochet. The Tunisian Purl stitch (abbreviated as TPS) is used in a wide variety of projects to add texture to your fabric and when used on its own, closely mimics the look of the knitted purl stitch or garter stitch … Read more

Standing Double Crochet Tutorial: No More SL ST and Chain!

Today I’m going to teach you a new technique that will eliminate the gap created by chain 3 turning chains and help you ditch the slip stitch joining method.  Crochet standing stitches give you a quicker, cleaner yarn join that looks just like a normal double crochet.  I’ll walk you through step by step how … Read more

Standing Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial (aka HDC Join)

Sick of having a gap in the edge of your crochet piece when you use a turning chain? Or wish there was a way to join your yarn that was less bulky than the standard slip stitch join? Today I’m going to teach you how to do the standing half double crochet stitch (also called … Read more

How to do the Single Crochet Join (Aka Standing SC) for Cleaner Yarn Joins

Did you know there is a way to join a new yarn to your project without using a chain? The single crochet join (aka the standing single crochet) is a fabulous and easy way to join a new yarn to your project that gives a smoother, cleaner finish. In today’s blog post I’m going to … Read more

Free Crochet Amigurumi Pumpkin Pattern & Video Tutorial

Halloween is just around the corner and this week I’m sharing my free crochet pattern for Paulie Pumpkin. Paulie is a small pumpkin that works up quickly and fits in the palm of your hand. This adorable amigurumi pumpkin uses basic crochet stitches and is accessible to beginner crocheters. The pumpkin stem of this project … Read more