This video demonstrates how to knit with a serenity loom. A serenity loom can produce a blanket up to 10 feet. To start, thread a double loop of thread through a straw. Then use the loop of thread to pull through a piece of yarn. The straw will help you place the yarn around t ...more
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Binding off on a circular needle is as easy as binding off on a straight needle. Follow the steps below to learn how to bind off on a circular needle: Knit the first 2 stitches on the needle. Insert left needle into the front of the stitch you knitted first, and pull it over ...more
For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose. Here is the snowflake graph to follo ...more
How To : Use a Needle Mounted Row Counter When Crocheting or Knitting on Circular or Double Pointed Needles
I like to use a row counter as it saves me the trouble of counting rows when increasing, decreasing, or working a cable pattern. All I have is a small needle mounted counter that is hard to keep track of when it is not mounted on a knitting needle. When knitting on circular or ...more
Ever gotten frustrated when, as you're blowdrying your hair, you notice that somehow the blowdryer's cord has been twisted this way and that, to the point that it's entirely curled up into little loops? Imagine this same frustration times ten for a crochet addict who's just c ...more
Ribbing on double pointed needles is quite simple. Here's what to do: Cast on as many stitches as you need onto only one of the needles. Be sure to cast on an even number of stitches. Start ribbing for an even number of stitches. It can be K2, P2, or any combination of stitc ...more
Improve you crocheting skills by creating fun shapes. This how to video is a crocheting tutorial that will show you how to create a small rose flower. Crochet several roses and use them to decorate your projects.
In this tutorial, we learn how to increase and decrease double crochet. To practice this, first make a chain of nine and then double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook. Increase by one crochet as you continue to go, this will make your item larger and larger. If you fin ...more
Learn how to to make a light, non-chain-stitched loop fringe using broomstick crochet. Though called the broomstick technique, you needn't use an actual broomstick, just something that recalls the shape of one—like, for example, a cardboard paper towel tube. For detailed instr ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to use a wrist distaff. First, wrap the distaff around your wrist. Get some fiber and lay it over the bottom. Wrap it loosely around the descending part of the wrist distaff. Bring it over your hand and grab it with your index and thumb ...more
Nguyen Le, aka Knitknit teaches how to make knitted post cards. If you are teaching yourself how to knit, you will love this video. This is also a great way to use your knitted test swatches to make a special something to send to someone! You will need two colors of yarn, a ho ...more
You've finished your very first crochet project! Congratulations! But now how do you tie off the yarn in such a way as to keep the whole thing from unraveling? This video demonstrates a simple and easy technique to finish your project and keep it together.
It's easy to add a new yarn color in the middle of your row. See how to change colors in the middle of the row when knitting, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars. Judy's knits have appeared in movies, television, and concerts for over t ...more
Some time, when you are making a hat and after you have done your decreases for the crown, you will get to the end of your hat pattern and it will simply say "end the hat". Here's what to do. End Your Hat You will probably have 6 to 10 stitches left on the needle. Push all ...more
Need some stripes in your knit-work? Judy's going to lend you her expertise and show you how to make stripes of two rows. She starts out adding a row of red yarn above previously knitted gray row, to make her stripes. Just follow her guidelines for stitching and you should hav ...more
Reggae berets have been around and popular since the days of Bob Marley, but when chanteuse Gwen Stefani started sporting these for her solo tour and integrating rasta patterns into her clothing line, L.A.M.B, the rasta print become near uniform for admiring girls across the c ...more
In this video, the author teaches us how to cast on with serenity: wrap your material around twice, grab the back and then up (around your fingers) forming a slipknot. To start off, we will focus on the inside of the loom, pulling the material towards the outside (using a groc ...more
Strings of DNA aren't the only things that contain helixes. With a bit of skill and practice, you can make your own rope helix for fun or bondage and bdsm play by watching this video by Two Knotty Boys. The rope helix only takes a few minutes to make, so you'll be able to ado ...more
This instructional knitting video provides tips for making interesting patterns using a knitting machine. This is a demonstration of how to use a knitting machine to crochet a cast off. This is one way to cleverly remove your work from the knitting machine and complete the pie ...more
This isn't necessarily a one-size-fits-all sweater, but more like a one-size-fits-"most" sweater, and it's the perfect creation for beginner knitters to try out as they learn the ropes knitting. And this cozy and creative knitted sweater is a great present for anyone! Try it o ...more
In this video, the demonstrator sets up a knitting machine for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to provide a video guide for going through the first real run through on a knitting machine. This instructional video should help out new machine knitters or folks who w ...more
While crocheting an Afghan or Tunisian style crochet blanket, you can crochet different patterns and colors into a single row of stitches. Use a large crochet needle and several types of yarn to learn this crocheting trick. You can switch back and forth between colors in the s ...more
Expert knitter Rachel Ong shows you how to sew the seams of a knitted garment together. All you need is a yarn, a yarn needle, and then sewing the seams together is easy when you follow this video. This is for more advanced knitters. Sew seams together on a knitted garment. Cl ...more
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a star stitch hat or winter cap. This crochet method creates an intricate rotating pattern. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete this project. This star stitch pattern creates a complex crochet weave for warm y ...more
This video is designed to give lots of clear and helpful information regarding the rib cable cast on" method, also referred to as the "alternate cable cast on" method. It is used as an edging for rib fabrics and forms a somewhat 'invisible' cast on edge that blends perfectly w ...more
Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a spider stitch. A spider stitch is a stitch used in lace making to fill in open spaces with threads resembling a cobweb. The knitter's version of this stitch makes an elegant, open weave pattern.The Continental method i ...more
Knitting on circular needles is called Knitting in the Round. You cast on to your circular needle in exactly the same way that you cast onto straight needles. The first row where you make your join will be the hardest. After that, it's easy. Tip You MUST be sure that when yo ...more
How to make Macrame flower - Useful Design Elements for your macrame projects. Video: .
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a zipper into your knit. The first way you can do this is to take it to a tailor and they will do it for around $15. To do this by hand, grab your piece that needs a zipper and then steam the edges. After this, take a sewing needle and ...more
Watch this instructional video to crochet a human ear for your amigurumi doll. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Amigurumi are typically cute animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.), but can ...more
In this crochet tutorial, learn ho to make a shell with a 3 double corchet. For this pattern stitch, the shell will consist of 3 double crochet, meaning that it takes 3 chains to make 1 shell of the pattern stitch. For full written instructions for this crochet project, visit ...more
Watch this instructional knitting video to work jams out of your knitting machine. In the event of a jam, you can pull down on your work or jiggle the carriage. Try tapping as well. If you knit with a knitting machine, this is an essential trick for getting started with larger ...more
Improve you crocheting skills by creating fun shapes. This how to video is a crocheting tutorial that will show you how to create a small star with five points. Crochet several of them, bind them together and create larger handmade projects.
Here is a good stitch to know, especially if your knitting tends to come out looser than you would like it. It works well for a nice cozy sweater when used with a thick wool. The twisted stockinette is just like basic stockinette stitch, except you put the needle in the BACK o ...more
This video teaches the viewer how to do a knitted bind-off on the back side of the piece, the side that this is not usually done on. In other words, it is a pearled bind-off. First, do two pearl stitches, then go into the first of the two stitches and pull it into the second o ...more
Single crochet stitches sound easy, but when many are knitted together into a pattern you get a very thick and heat-resistant surface. That's the idea behind this simple beginner-level crochet project for crafting a granny-style potholder out of a single crochet stitch. These ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to crochet a rib cuff baby bootie. Start off by creating 8 foundation half double crochets. After this, work 4 half double crochets in the bottom of the last stitch that was completed. Then, work a half double crochet in each of the next 6 stitch ...more
Need some help figuring out how to create a stretchy bind-off when knitting? In this tutorial, you'll learn how to perform do a stretchy bind-off in a continental or European style. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, and to get started utilizi ...more
Crocheting is a hobby that has been around for years and years. It's a very useful practice that can be used to make material that is necessary like blankets or shirts. In this video tutorial, you'll find out howt o make a crocheted edge fleece blanket using this easy to follo ...more
Easy Macrame pattern with beads. You only need to know Square knot and you can use this pattern for different types of goals, for example: clothing accessories, Handbags, purses, cases, wallets etc.. Video: . Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/MacrameSchool
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