Check out this video for a demonstration on how to knit and assemble the Marley Hat Topper from Itty-Bitty Hats. You can use this hot topper for a fun customization for your babies hat.
This sweet little knitted heart cushion is easy to create and makes a lovely gift. It can also be used as a sachet. Here are the directions.
Crochet personal homemade gifts for everyone. This how to video shows you how to crochet a baby beanie cap with the single crochet stitch. This crocheted baby beanie is sure to be the hit of the baby shower.
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.
Learn how to use a left-handed Afghan (or Tunisian) crochet stitch with a crochet shell when crocheting a scarf. You can easily modify the size to make a baby or a full-sized afghan. For step-by-step instructions, take a look.
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 cast on. This is one way to cleverly weave your yarn onto the knitting machine and begin the piece of knit work. You may want to reference written instructions in addition to watching this knitting video.
Check out this tutorial on how to knit a sprout hat topper from Itty-Bitty Hats for babies.
Summer is just around the corner, and though many of us are going to dash out of our schools in relief and joy and then head straight out the pool in our skimpy bikinis, we should be covering up with sunblock and hats to prevent noxious nasties like cancer.
The kitchener stitch, also called grafting, is a knitting technique used to create woven seams. It's commonly used for the toe of knitted socks, but you'll find it used whenever you need an invisible seam.
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.
An up close demonstration of how to knit a checkerboard pattern stitch by Judy Graham. The checkerboard pattern stitch will be a two color pattern. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear instructions.
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 yet breathable winter caps.
While we think granny squares are pretty and whimsical pieces on their own, there really is power in numbers when you combine a bunch together into a massive quilt or afghan. But how exactly do you go from granny squares to a full-on quilt?
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick up stitches along a curved edge. You can see the slope on your fabric that you can work with. If you slip the first stitch you can avoid this. First, slip the first stitch and then bind off the next stitch as usual. This will create a nice curve. To pick up stitches, you will use a circular needle and then poke it through the area in the last row. Find a 'v' shape and then push the needle through this. Pull through just like you are normally knitting and...
Detailed demonstration of Shell design which can be used as edging or part of a crochet pattern. The second video shows you how the second row of a shell stitch looks.
This how-to video demonstrates the dot stitch knitting pattern. The dot stitch creates a textured, pebble-like surface on the knitted piece. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do the dot stitch pattern.
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 stitches. Work 4 half double crochets in the last stitch, then join with the beginning stitch. This will give you 22 half double crochets total. Next, chain 1 and work 2 half double crochets in the same stitch. Then, work 1 ha...
This video demonstrates a simple way to join a new ball of yarn into your knitting projects. Watch and learn.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a diagonal lace stitch pattern. Begin by knitting the first and second stitch. Then, make a yarn over and then slip slip knit, which will create a left slanting decrease. Now, you take your left needle and slip it through these two stitches and knit them together. Then, knit one and continue to repeat the yarn over and slip slip knit until you are at the end of the row. Continue doing this for 6 rows, and when you are done you will have a diagonal lace s...
In this video, you'll learn how to sew up a decorative tissue box cover for your standard tissue box. Add some decorative flair to your home. This video will walk you through each step of the way. Pretty soon you'll have a nice and artsy tissue box cover to show off to your family and friends.
This how to video teaches you the invisible increase method called lifted increases, both left-leaning and right-leaning.
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a color change within a granny square pattern. These visuals make crocheting easy to understand. The granny square is more complex than the open work stitch, but once you can crochet around a corner and switch colors within a pattern, all of your projects can take on a new complexity.
Granny squares are a basic crochet project, which you can use to make doilies, coasters or even connect together to make an afghan or blanket. This tutorial shows you how to make a basic granny square with two separate colors and a circle in the center.
Using two threads at the same time doubles the density, weight, and adds really cool randomized colors for a sharp looking blanket. This instructional crochet video allows you to use two threads as one to make a more random looking pattern within the larger design of the blanket.
This is a very nice HEADBAND that can be used plain or decorated with a FLOWER. I made mine wide (4 1/2 inches), but you can make yours as wide or narrow as you want.
Learn the tricks of casting on to 2 circular needles, joining, and knitting around. You'll learn about the "udder needle," napping and resting, that it doesn't matter whether the inside or outside of the knitting shows, how to find your way if you put your knitting down, and more.
Oui! Oui! A beret is a great fashion statement. It keeps you warm, plus its stylish with a French flair. This video shows you how to crochet your very own beret and make it as unique as you'd like for those chilly winter evenings! Which color will you choose?
The great thing about crocheting is the ability to add certain things to items that have already been created. One of the most common things would be fringe. It can be easy to add on to certain items, especially scarves. So check out this tutorial on how to make a crochet fringe. Enjoy!
Once you learn the basic techniques and begin going at it, knitting is actually pretty easy. Just repeat the same loops and weaves over and over again and you'll easily find yourself with a long train of knitted yarn fabric. But how the heck do you end a column of stitches? This is where casting off comes in.
This instructional video shows how to finish off the loose end of knitting with a yarn needle. Wear is bound to cause knitwear to thread and original projects need to be polished. Learn how to bind up ends before the yarn unravels.
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. Take your spindle and get ready to make a join. Give the string a spin and start drafting. Keep on spinning until you get a nice amount of fiber on it. Next, unwind it and put the spindle in the proper position. From h...
This video demonstrates how to make one right or make one back (increase) in continental knitting. This is very neat, tight, invisible increase, but it can be tricky to work. Make one right (increase) in Continental knitting.
Deciding which type of loom to buy and size isn't always easy. Looming is a lot of fun and addictive. But you don't want to buy a loom for the sake of buying a loom. This will help you make better choices instead of buying out the store and realizing you have looms you will never use.
It's always wonderful when you're sporting a fashion accessory at school that you know nobody else has. This tutorial gets you looking mighty fine for the price of a dime (sort of), and all in less time than it takes to steam rice!
Let the Knit Witch show you how to weave the ends on your stockinette stitch project with this video tutorial. She takes a simple swatch of knitted pink fabric and shows you how to accomplish this simple but useful trick with black yarn so that it can be easily seen. Don't let your yarn unravel or ruin a project by skipping this easy to learn step! She explains it so clearly and demonstrates the technique so thoroughly that you'll be sure to have mastered it in just a few short minutes!
This instructional crocheting video demonstrates how to do a front post double crochet stitch and a back post double crochet stitch with your left hand. The double crochet stitch creates thick and tightly woven stitch that is good for blankets, sweaters, and other warm winter garments.
Improve you crocheting skills by learning the basics. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet either through the front or through the back loop. This video is especially useful when crocheting directions ask you to crochet through a specific loop.
Want to know how to crochet a picot design? Check out this video to learn how to edge.
Brianna with The Crochet Side demonstrates how to make a double crochet stitch. Making a double crotchet stitch is an easy to learn technique. To make a double crotchet stitch, take your crochet project and yarn over and stick the needle under the top two loops. Then, yarn over and pull through two again. Repeat the technique by pulling the yarn through the top two loops to effectively utilize the technique. At the end of the row, complete the last stitch, chain two and turn the project to be...
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: