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How to do the Granny Stitch (How to Crochet series)

Welcome to my tutorial for the Granny Stitch!  A lot of people think of granny squares when they think of granny-patterned crochet, but did you know that you can get the same effect (with more power over shaping) with the Granny Stitch? It's a very easy stitch pattern that works wonderfully for blankets, shawls, and… Continue reading How to do the Granny Stitch (How to Crochet series)

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How to do the Crunchy Stitch!

Welcome to my tutorial for the crunchy stitch! We've had a couple of weeks of two-row stitch patterns, so I thought we could go back to basics this week and do a simple two-stitch repeated pattern. To do this stitch, you'll need to know how to do a slip stitch and a half-double crochet, and… Continue reading How to do the Crunchy Stitch!

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PSA: the best star stitch tutorial out there, which is not mine.

Hey Friends! I love the star stitch. It's easier than it looks (once you get the hang of what-goes-where). I also DEFINITELY can't explain it better than the tutorial I learned it from, so consider this a bonus tutorial that I had nothing to do with 🙂 The World's Best, Most Clear, Star Stitch Tutorial.… Continue reading PSA: the best star stitch tutorial out there, which is not mine.

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How to Crochet: The Primrose Stitch

Hi Friends!  Welcome to my tutorial for The Primrose Stitch. This one is another of those two-row stitches, where the stitches on the upper row complete the stitches on the row under it. As such, you'll want to end your piece on the second row of the two to have an even, complete ending to… Continue reading How to Crochet: The Primrose Stitch

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The Floret Stitch (How to Crochet)

  Hello my friends! Welcome to my How To Crochet tutorial on the floret stitch!  I thought this would be an appropriate choice for the first week of April, and to make things even better, it's a super easy stitch to do. All you really need to know (beyond the basics of chaining, etc.) is… Continue reading The Floret Stitch (How to Crochet)

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The Lemon Peel Stitch (How to Crochet)

Welcome to my tutorial for the lemonpeel stitch! Since this is my first tutorial beyond the basics of crochet, I thought I'd start with a fairly simple stitch and we could go from here. When we talk about a "crochet stitch" we're almost always talking about a pattern of stitches rather than doing something different… Continue reading The Lemon Peel Stitch (How to Crochet)

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Maddy’s Minis: Magic circle video

Hi Friends! Below is my short video (hereby named "Maddy's Minis") to demonstrate how to make a magic circle. While this video might well be enough to learn how to form the magic circle on its own, it's intended to illustrate this tutorial. Hope it's helpful!   If you'd like to see slightly better production… Continue reading Maddy’s Minis: Magic circle video

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How to make a Magic Circle (How to Crochet part 9)

Hi Friends! Welcome to part 9 of my How to Crochet Series, where we will learn to make the magic circle (also called magic ring, magic loop, probably some other things I haven't heard of yet. I tend to use the terms interchangeably, myself). If you're new here, or you're fuzzy on some of the… Continue reading How to make a Magic Circle (How to Crochet part 9)

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Mini how-to video on slip stitch

Hi Friends! We're not quite up-and-running with the formal(ish) tutorial videos with sound and title cards and things, but I thought maybe roughly one-minute-or-less videos might be helpful to demonstrate some of the concepts I've done written tutorials. With that in mind, here is my super-fast video on slip stitch. This video isn't meant to… Continue reading Mini how-to video on slip stitch