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 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

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