When you make an actual garment you will have to know how to decrease and increase stitches. For this article we'll deal with just the increase.
In this video, you'll learn how to knit a picot cast off, or a picot bind off from expert knitter Judy. This sort of casting off is great for things like baby blankets, and you can expand your repertoire with the picot cast off to other projects.
Sometimes you will want to add fringe to your knitted scarves. Follow the steps below for an easy way to make fringe.
Improve you crocheting skills by learning different edging techniques. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet a picot edging. Picot edging is a very beautiful way of decorating and finishing your crocheted projects.
Are your socks developing holes? A gap in your favorite scarf? You don't have to throw them out! Darning is a technique used to rejoin a knitted garment that has become undone, and this video shows you how to become your own darner.
If you've mastered the like lace stitch when knitting, this tutorial will show you a lovely and elegant variation. This stitch is great for knitting a shawl, wrap or something else you want to give a beautiful lace like look.
This video will show the lowdown on knitting four-row stripes. Actually, this works with any knitting task requiring over 2 rows, where you want to change the colors of your yarn. Master knitter Judy Topaz walks you through the whole process.
This is a simple pattern, designed to produce a well-fitting mitten. Both the right and left mittens worked the same up to the shaping for the top of the mitten. A slight adjustment for making one right and one left, then they are worked the same. The gusset for the thumb constructed with the increases made in the center of the gusset, rather than on each side. This makes it easy with a minimal amount of counting stitches as you go. I have been crocheting for 56 years. In doing research for w...
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.
Here's a great little how-to to get you started on knitting a circle or infinity scarf, also known as a mobius scarf. This is a beginner tutorial so don't be shy, grab your needles and get knitting!
This pattern with flower motifs looks very good! Maybe this tutorial is not for beginners, but you can use it for different types of goals, for example: Bags and Handbags, purses, tablecloths, coasters, clothing, wallets, phone bags and phone cases etc..
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...
In this five-part video tutorial, learn how to double crochet intarsia using a graph or chart. Intarsia knitting is an advanced knitting method, used to knit with several colors of yarn. The simple heart chart used in this video is available here.
Most of the time you will increase on Knit stitches. You can see my article on that here. However, there will be times when you will need to know how to increase on a Purl stitch. Here's how:
You will need around twenty feet of thick, sturdy rope (something smooth like jute or nylon will also prevent the harness from digging into your skin). Tie as demonstrated in this video, and you'll have an instant messenger bag for carrying boxy things around!
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...
The single stitch is a very simple stitch, easy for beginners to master, which can be used to join two granny squares together. This is a useful technique for joining any two crochet pieces together of any size or shape, not just granny squares!
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:
The Ladder Stitch is wonderful for scarves, blankets, shawls. It might seem complicated at first, but once you get into the rhythm of it it goes along easily and it's fun to watch the ladder go up and up. Step 1: Row 1 (WS): P4 *k2tog Tbl, Wrap Yarn Twice, k2tog, p4; Rep from * to End.
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:
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.
Want to make that special little person in your life something stylish to sleep in? In this knitting tutorial, learn how to knit a baby hammock, sometimes called a sling or (incorrectly called) a baby cocoon. You can hang this in their crib, or set it up next to you on the floor... while your baby sleeps and you get some time to yourself!
These crochet how-to videos demonstrate how to do flat braid joining to join granny squares. Start by crocheting a border on the first square. Then proceed to join the first and second granny squares with the flat braid joining technique. Watch and learn how simple it is to crochet with flat braiding. Follow along until you have joined all four granny squares.
There are many beautiful stitches to learn in knitting. Some are harder than others. Some look hard, but really aren't. The RASPBERRY STITCH (shown in the header) is a quite easy. Once you get into the rhythm of doing it and practice for awhile you'll agree.
Pay attention to this knitting demonstration video and learn how to do the e wrap cast on. This is not a good knitting cast-on for long lengths because it is not possible to control the tension well when knitting the first row, resulting in a loopy, uneven edge.
There are not many stitches that are more beautiful than this LACEY EYELET RIB STITCH. And, there are few that are easier. Most knitters are apprehensive about knitting any lace patterns, and truthfully, many are difficult because of so many rows. This one, however, consists of only 4 rows. You can use either side of the work and it is a lovely stitch to know. You can use it for a beautiful scarf or for just about anything for a baby. I've made many baby sweaters and blankets using this stitc...
In this tutorial, we learn how to attach the strap to a knitted felt tote bag. Using a knitted cast on, cast on 35 stitches to where you want the strap to be. After this, use a crochet or knitting needle to pick up working yarn through the sts. Continue to work on your strap until you have reached the desired length that you would like it to be. Once you are finished with the last row, you will need to cast on four more stitches to finish it off. Tie it off at the end, then you will have a st...
If you knit with a knitting machine, a cone of yarn proves much more useful than a standard ball of yarn. This instructional knitting video demonstrates how an electric cone winder works. This little machine allows one to quickly wind a ball of yarn onto a cardboard cone.
Once you have learned how to do ribbing on double-pointed needles, you will have to learn how to bind off on double-pointed needles. It's really quite easy. Just follow the steps below.
Getting started in the world of crochet? In this Craft Mastery video, learn how to crochet using the treble stitch. Move forward with your crochet designs and make something you'll never forget with help from this video!
If you can single crochet stitch, you're most of the way there to amigurumi. Amigurumi is a Japanese style of crochet of making tubes and spheres to create stuffed animals. Watch this video crocheting tutorial and learn how to crochet arms and legs for amigurumi stuffed toys.
This is a fun and easy stitch you can use to stitch scarves, shawls and other accessories you want to have a lace-like look. This knitting stitch leaves large gaps in the pattern, which look quite pretty and gives it a lace like look. There's two different variations of the like-lace stitch, so check out both videos for details. Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars, shows you how it's done!
You usually don't hear the words "skater" and "crochet" in the same sentence, but these two rather opposite realms collide within this crochet tutorial. You've probably already seen newsboy caps before: lots of skaters don it because it's cool and also very comfortable. But did you know these skater hats can be made with yarn?
This video will show how to slip stitches both for purl and for knit, and how to slip stitches if the pattern is a little vague. These instructions provide basic knitting how-to instruction for those just starting out.
This film shows how to make a thick fuzzy baby blanket using crochet. The presenter takes some soft red wool and starts using a simple chain stitch. You need a basic knowledge of the stitches before you start. Then you chain stitch three more times before double crocheting, wrapping the three chains together. You yarn over the needle once it is through the hole and repeat the process along the rows. You can use different colored wools to create a stripy effect. You use popcorn stitch several ...
You can knit a scarf by learning how to combine two of the basic stitches that make up a knitters repertoire. One of the easier scarf patterns can be made by simply doing a garter stitch or stockinette stitch. You can take it to the next level by combining patterns to make a ribbed scarf. You begin by casting on a number enough stitches to make up the width of the scarf. The rest of the answers lie ahead in this video tutorial which will show everything you need to know to knit your own ribbe...
Binding off on double-pointed needles is the same as binding off on a straight needle. The difference is is that you have to be very careful as you work on each needle.
Bind offs, also known as cast offs, are useful tools in knitting because they help you keep one area of your project in place while you work on another section. Bind offs on a circular needle work basically in the same way that bind offs work with straight needles.
This wonderful two part tutorial will have you crocheting in no time. It's a back to basics account, to have you easily crochet your very own treble stitch scarf. Using single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet. This is great for beginners or someone looking for a new adventure.
Improve you crocheting skills by learning different edging techniques. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet a brim on a beanie. You can alternate between one and two single crochets for a beautiful brim.