Joining New Yarn – Magic Knot Tutorial

Magic knot is another technique of joining new yarn either in the middle or at the end of the row. This method gives you a very secure double knot. You can cut the yarn very close the knots therefore they are hard to see when the joined yarn is worked into the stitches. PROS: Very […]

Joining New Yarn – Russian Join Tutorial

If you don’t like any sort of knots in your crochet item then Russian Join Method could be the one for you. This technique of joining new skein/ball of yarn allows you  to join old skein with new one so it looks like one continuous piece of yarn (well, almost!) PROS: No visible knots. CONS: Ticker yarn […]

Crocheting in back bumps of the chain tutorial

Would you like your crochet fabric to be exactly the same at the top as it is at the bottom like on the photo above? There is a way to achieve it by crocheting in the back bumps of the foundation (starting) chain. This method not only gives you a nicer and neater finish but also […]

Tips and Trics 2 – How to stop yarn from rolling everywhere.

Today I will present few different tricks/hacks about how to stop the yarn ball or skein from rolling everywhere. Do you know that feeling when you sit down, put the yarn next to you on the sofa and within minutes the yarn falls down on the carpet and rolls far, far away from you on […]

Tips and Tricks 1 – How to make a crochet fabric square and even

Is your crochet fabric narrower at the bottom than it is at the top? When crocheting rows of sc, hdc, dc or any other stitch I ended up with the piece that wasn’t very square at the bottom and sort of had the corners missing. It was really bugging me. I couldn’t even make it […]

Invisible Finish (fasten off) Tutorial

Invisible finish or in other words Invisible fasten off is a crochet technique to join stitches together and fasten off the yarn usually when crocheting in round. Traditional method to end the round is to join last stitch of the round with top of first stitch using slip stitch. Then to fasten off you cut the yarn, […]

Standing Double Crochet Tutorial

Standing Double Crochet (US terms) or Standing Treble Crochet (UK terms) is used to join new ball of yarn/new color. Traditional way of joining new color is using slip stitch to join the new yarn and then to do 3 chains that count as first double crochet. Unfortunately the traditional  method is not perfect, sl st is visible […]

Magic Ring Tutorial

Magic Ring also known as Magic Circle is an adjustable ring used to begin crocheting in round. The traditional way to start crocheting in round is making 2 chains and then working all stitches of the first round in the 2nd chain from hook. Using 2 chains is not perfect though as sometimes it can leave […]

Crochet Skill Levels Chart

Here is the chart explaining different levels of crochet skills for reading crochet patterns. Click ‘download’ button for pdf version.

Do you want improve crochet pattern reading skills?

This pattern might be just something you were looking for! All my crochet patterns include detailed written description with notes and tips as well as photo tutorial showing what to do step by step. This time though I’ve also included a chart diagram for rounds 1-4 to help you understand and see where exactly all […]

Black Friday Sale on all Christmas Crochet Patterns

Hello Everyone! I have a great news for you! I’m doing a BLACK FRIDAY SALE in my Crochet Pattern Craftsy Shop on all my Christmas Crochet Patterns! You will be able to buy my Crochet Owl Pattern, Crochet Reindeer and Crochet Santa Ornament Patterns at a massive 50% discount! Normal price is $3.99 but from midnight […]

Crochet Ideas – Part 1 Crocheting Around Rope and Cord

Hi everyone, sorry for being very quite recently but wasn’t feeling very well (nothing bad). I will try my best to post regularly on here to provide you with some interesting crochet content. I came up with this idea to do a series of crochet articles about new trends in crochet and various interesting crochet […]

Free Crochet Flower Pattern Day 7 – Forget-me-not

Today is the last -7th -day of my Free Crochet Flower Pattern a Day Challenge. I was working very hard for the whole week to create all those free crochet flower patterns for you and I hope you will find them useful. If you don’t have any ideas on how to use those crochet flowers […]

Free Crochet Flower Pattern Day 6 – Daisy

Today I created easy daisy crochet pattern to add to my collection of free crochet flower patterns. This crochet flower is so easy to make that I’m sure any crochet beginner can follow it. eGuide: The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet Daisy also known as chamomile or camomile belongs to Asteraceae family. There is different type of daisies. […]

Free Crochet Flower Pattern Day 5 – Island Poppy

Day 5 of my free crochet flower pattern a day challenge and I made for you this Island Poppy. You may wonder why didn’t I just make a regular poppy that we all know, with black middle. The story is I was designing the pattern while in play center with my son and husband and […]

Free Crochet Flower Pattern Day 4 – Autumn Hawkbit

Today I decided to go for a yellow flower. So far in my collection I’ve made Purple Lavender Crochet Flower, White Primrose Crochet Flower and Light Blue Aster Crochet Flower so yellow will break it up nicely. I had a problem with naming the flower, there are 2 suspects, one flower is called Cat’s Ear […]

Free Crochet Flower Pattern Day 3 – Aster

Day 3 of my Free Crochet Flower Pattern a day challange and this time I’ve made a flower that is growing wild anywhere I look in the seaside town of Southport (UK) where I live. It took me some time to find the actual name of the flower. At first I thought it was a Seaside […]