How To: Sew knitted pieces together using a whip stitch and other stitches

Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or just want to join patchwork knits into a rasta-cool beanie, knowing how to stick pieces together is integral for a tidy project.

How To: Whip stitch and wind off when crocheting amigurumi

This tutorial shows you how to attach legs, arms, ears, etc to your amigurumi. I also show you my method for binding off (BO) your yarn when you are done crocheting. Amigurumi is the Japanese craft of knitting or crocheting little animals (or any kind of cartoon/ creature) out of yarn. Most important principle of amigurumi: your creation must be cute! Watch this amigurumi tutorial and get started on your own creation.

How To: Crochet a fuzzy panda amigurumi

Tammy Snow will teach you how to brush your crochet to make your panda fuzzy. Take your finished crocheted head piece and fold it in half. Brush the head with a pull and lift action with your dog slicker brush. After brushing one way, turn the piece around and repeat brushing the opposite way. Repeat brushing and turning until the definition of your crochet stitches are almost invisible. The brushing could take up to an hour to get your desired appearance. Follow these simple instructions and...

How To: Knit with double pointed needles

Have you ever wanted to knit with double pointed needles? Don't be intimidated by them anymore! Follow along in this great how to video, and you'll be on your way in no time! Learn how to knit with double pointed needles: We are starting with forty stitches. Be sure that stitches are divided as evenly as possible. Transfer ten stitches onto to another needle. (Slide the stitches down the needle so they don't fall off). Using another needle, slide another ten stitches to it. Repeat this until ...

How To: Knit with a serenity loom

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 the pegs of the loom easier. Tie a loop around the anchor of the inside of the loom. Then loop completely around each peg, being sure to place the loops in the middle of the pegs consistantly. Wrap as far as you want your...

News: DIY LED Carpet-Light

For the craftsters & LED lovers, great idea by Johanna Hyrkas. The LED carpet-light: a simple, yet novel DIY project. A single strand of LEDs is encased in a knit tube; the knit tube is wound together to form a carpet. Brush up on your knitting skills, and get creative.

How To: Make a flat circle using double crochet

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a flat circle using double crochet. To start, you will begin with twelve double crochets in a ring shape. For the second round, you will increase in every double crochet until you have twenty-four. Next, you will increase every other double crochet until you have thirty-six double crochets. For round four, you will make two double crochets between increases until you have fourty-eight double crochets. For the last round, you will make three double croche...

How To: Crochet a mid-row color change with a Tunisian stitch

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 same row of Tunisian stitches by keeping yarn on hanging bobbins. Don't forget to sew in the loose ends of colored yarn.

How To: Knit a Ball

Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, striped or patterned. To get started, follow the directions below for a one-color knitted ball. You will need to know how to knit on double-pointed needles, so if you need help with that, check out my other article.

How To: Knit a button loop

Berroco knit bits shows how to knit a button loop easily within minutes. 1) Thread a tapestry needle with a 18-24″ piece of yarn. 2) Knot the end of the yarn and insert the needle where you want your first button loop. 3) Make a second stitch an inch or so away from the first stitch. 4) Tighten up the thread, placing your fingers in between the yarn and the button band creating a loop. 5) Work blanket stitch around this loop, stacking each stitch on top of the previous one until the ent...

How To: Bind Off Ribbing

Now that you have learned how to knit ribbing, you will have to know how to bind off ribbing. If you have knitted something that needs to have a stretch to it, such as socks or a neck, this is a very important technique to know.

How To: Knit a Spiral Ruffle Scarf

These lovely scarves have different names. I call it the Spiral Ruffle Scarf. It's easy to make and looks great in either a fine or a medium weight yarn. I made mine with softball cotton yarn and size 8 needles. Here are the videos and written directions:

How To: Speed knit with the world's fastest knitter

Learn how to increase your knitting speed with Miriam Tegels, the World's Fastest Knitter. She can stitch 118 stitches in one minute; a record that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records. Miriam Tegel's knitting secret is keeping all movements to a minimum. Use size 8 knitting needles and DK weight yarn for optimal performance. After casting on sixty stitches, see how many stitches you can knit in three minutes. Good luck!

How To: Bind off on the purl side continental-style

This free video knitting lesson presents an overview of how to bind off when your pattern calls for you to bind off on the purl side of your work, shown in the continental style. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started binding off on the purl side when knitting yourself, watch this helpful video guide.

How To: Crochet a pen holder

This is a tutorial on how to crochet a pen holder. This is a project that beginners should be able to follow. You will need a tin can, two colors of yarn, and a crochet needle. Follow the visual guidelines, accompanied by written instructions.This method works with all kinds of pen holders, baskets and containers. Have fun crocheting your own variations.

How To: Crochet a small buttonhole

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a small button hole. The visual guidelines are accompanied with written instructions. In this delicate piece of work, it helps to test out the buttonhole to avoid backtracking. You can sew the button on to your crochet work with a regular sewing needle and a piece of yarn.

How To: Make knit stitch markers

In this tutorial, we learn how to make knit stitch markers. First, knit to the middle, doing two stitches together, then flip stitch over. When you get to the middle of your item, place your marker on the stitch to keep track of where the loops are at. You can purchase a knit stitch marker from a variety of different craft stores. Use this as often as you'd like, especially if you need help finding the gap when you are creating something. Set this aside when you are finished, and make sure yo...

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