Saturday, July 15, 2017

Top Ten Reasons I Love to Crochet ... Reason # 3

...learning a new stitch...

It really is a great feeling mastering a new or unique stitch, no matter what level of crocheter you are. From beginner to advanced, if you are getting a little bored with crocheting, tired of making the same things ... with the same stitches, then learn to master a new, different, or unique stitch. It brings a new life and meaning to that same old hook and yarn.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Free Sea Life Crochet Patterns

Since June is "Aquarium Month" I have fished up these free online patterns. Just click the photo to be redirected to the free pattern.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Learn to Increase and Decrease with the Linked Double Crochet (Ldc)

This post will demonstrate the linked double crochet increase (Ldc inc) and the linked double crochet decrease (Ldc dec). If you want to learn the basic linked double crochet (Ldc) check out my post on how to crochet the linked double crochet.

Linked double crochet increase:

How to Crochet the Linked Double Crochet (Ldc)

The linked double crochet (Ldc) is a great variation of the double crochet stitch which is exactly how it's name implies. This stitch "links" the double crochets giving the project a more solid look.

Reader Challenge: Using any pattern that uses mainly the basic double crochet, Replace the double crochet stitches with linked double crochet - just make sure to check your gauge and adjust your hook or yarn weight accordingly. And don't worry if the pattern has increase / decreases in it, my next post demonstrates those.