Jane’s World: tips for DIY beaded yarn

Dowload the digital edition of Issue 3 now to see this month’s extract of Jane’s notebook. A big thank you to Jane for sharing these tips with us today, for more visit: janiecrow.co.uk

Beginners class: crochet a flower with The Making Spot

Grow your own flowers using a hook and scrap yarn from your stash. Don’t forget to visit The Making Spot for more patterns, projects and tutorials.

Learn to stitch cross hatch trebles

Try this textured crochet stitch pattern, ideal for adding interest to your projects. Make a chain in multiples of 3 plus 1, and then add 3 ch for turning. (Try 34 ch.) Row 1 (1 tr, 2 ch,1 dc) into 4th ch from hook, *miss 2 ch (2 tr, 2 ch, 1 dc) into next… Continue reading

Nesting baskets: a tutorial with My Poppet

This week we are giving you the opportunity to win one of two Hoooked Zpagetti fabric spools from DMC on Twitter, so we thought we’d share with you the perfect way to use up this super thick yarn with some help from the very talented Cintia who blogs at My Poppet. You will need: Zpagetti… Continue reading

How to crochet in the round

Find out how to move on from flat pieces! It’s time to crochet in the round, and in three dimensions… Thanks to Debbie Tomkies, for showing us how it’s done – you can see more from Debbie over on her website DT Craft & Design. To get crocheting, all you need is your hook, some yarn, and… Continue reading

Learn a new stitch: picot trellis

This easy crochet pattern is great for lacy edges or even funky scarves. Make a chain in multiples of 5 plus 1, and then add 1 ch for turning (Try 32 ch.) Row 1 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, skip next 4 ch; rep from * to end with 1 dc in last… Continue reading

Beginners class: joining shapes together

Master these two methods to add to your repertoire Slip Stitch Seam: place the crochet pieces right sides together. Insert hook through both edge stitches yrh and pull through to complete 1 sl st; rep from working loosely.  Double crochet seam: place the crochet pieces right sides together or wrong sides together for a visible… Continue reading

Beginners class: how to crochet slip stitch

Slip stitch is an important move in your crochet skills. It’s really easy to learn and you will use it loads. Insert the hook from front to back under the top of the second chain from the hook. Wrap the yarn round the hook (know as yrh). Pull the yarn through both loops on the… Continue reading

Beginners class: how to treble crochet

As seen in Simply Knitting. Make a foundation chain. Skip 3 chain, yarn round hook, then insert the hook under the loop of the 4th chain, yarn round hook. Pull the yarn through the chain loop only (leaving 3 loops on hook), yarn round hook. Pull the yarn through 2 loops only (2 loops on… Continue reading

How to crochet: shell and v-stitch

  This pretty crochet pattern gives a fairly firm fabric but still lets the light through Foundation chain in multiple of 8 sts plus 3. (Try 43 ch sts.) Row1 (RS) Miss 2 ch (count as 1 tr), 2 tr into next ch, *miss 3 ch, work a V-st of (1 tr, 1 ch, 1 tr)… Continue reading