If you've mastered the basics of crochet with the help of our first blog post, it's time to move on to the next stitch. Here we'll teach you how to do a half treble (known as 'half double' in the US), a treble (known as double crochet in the US) and two different kinds of decrease. Follow our illustrations or watch our helpful videos!Read More >
Once you have mastered the basic stitches, the world of crochet is your oyster. Start with the simple slip and chain stitches, then move on to double crochet, half trebles, trebles, double trebles and onward. Sometimes you'll be working a whole project in the same stitch, whereas other makes might involve combining stitches to create a particular pattern or shape. Don't forget that UK and US stitch abbreviations are different. The patterns on this website are written using UK abbreviations.
Crochet Abbreviations Conversions
Use this handy table to convert UK crochet terms to US crochet terms, or Vice Versa.
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Tunisian crochet creates a fabric that looks almost woven or knitted. In contrast to traditional crochet, all your stitches are held on a long hook which is great for maintaining tension. This method is actually much closer to knitting; the fabric produced is quite dense rather than lacy and the reverse side of the basic fabric even looks like knitting! As with both knitting and crochet, there are many different Tunisian stitch patterns. In this tutorial we will show you...Read More >
Get started on your crochet journey with our handy how-to guide! We'll teach you how to do a slip knot, a chain, a magic ring and double crochet. Follow our illustrations or learn by watching our videos. Once you've mastered the basics, learn about more advanced crochet stitches with our second blog post here.Read More >