There are different kinds of knitting needles to choose from for different projects. You will find wooden, plastic or aluminum in different lengths and shapes. There are straight, circular or double pointed.
KnitWitch.com will show you how to take out purl stitches in your knitting on this easy to follow video. Tinking, tink, which is knit spelled backwards, is the actual knitting term for removing stitches. This shows how to tink purl stitches and gives great advice on how to hold the yarn to make it easier to see and remove the stitches. As you can be sure that at some point you will have to take out stitches when you knit by following these steps and tips it will be a much easier process.
Are you new to crocheting? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to do a slip knot before beginning a crochet project. You will need some yarn and a crochet hook.
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 crochet a jumbo pinwheel swirl stitch. This has the same line count as the smaller, but it will have larger lines that the normal. You will be creating a larger distance between the two colors. Start off at the bottom wrapping it twice around your finger, then pulling it over and pushing it up. From here, you will do sets of eight to create the pinwheels along the design. After this, you will start to create the next level, which will be with a different colo...
A 10 minute video showing how to crochet a radiant flower. You will only need a crochet and wool. The flower can be made with one or two different colors of cotton or wool. The size of the flower can be adjusted a some point as she explains. The tutorial is well filmed but the woman goes a bit too fast some times and her hands are also some times off screen making it hard to follow. The explanations are still easy enough for a beginner to follow.
The Catherine's Wheel is a great technique to add to your crocheting repertoire, and it's easy to learn as it's just a variation of the more basic round shell stitch. Learn how to crochet the Catherine's Wheel pattern by watching this handicraft how-to video.
This crochet how-to video demonstrates how to use two separate strings to create patterns and instant color changes without knots. The crochet technique used in this video is particularly challenging because you crochet vertical color stripes horizontally. The trick to having a successful pattern is crocheting with two different colored yarns.
This video demonstrates how to create an increase with the knit one through the front and back (k1f&b) stitch. You are creating 2 stitches from 1 stitch.
The double crochet is a simple and easy stitch to execute. This tutorial has been designed for people who are just starting to crochet, and it will show you how to execute a tight, uniform double crochet stitch for your starting crochet projects.
Improve you crocheting skills by creating granny motifs. This how to video is a crocheting tutorial that will show you how to create a six sided granny motif. Crochet several of them, bind them together and create larger handmade projects.
Looking for a fun and functional crochet project (and happen to be left-handed)? Make a hair scrunchie/scrunchy with this crafter's guide. While this tutorial is geared toward people already posessing some knowledge of crocheting, beginners should be able to follow along provided they understand the bare essentials. For more information, and to get started making this hair scrunchie yourself, watch this free video crochet lesson.
Spooky Halloween parties necessitate a certain amount of creeptastic spider webs, but the cheap cottony stuff that comes in plastic bags at most retailers feel fake and have been overused over the last few years.
This knitting demonstration is showing you a knit involved in the bee stitch cloth pattern. It calls for a stitch that you would knit into the stitch below. This is commonly referred to as k1b or knit 1 below.
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...
These tulip buttonholes are both pretty and all-purpose, usable for just about any knitting project that requires buttonholes. Composed of a petal-shaped hole rimmed at the edges with a briaded knit, this tulip buttonhold project is simple and great for knitting beginners.
In this tutorial, we learn how to recognize a backwards knitting stitch. Sometimes if you have to undo stitches, you may need to recognize where the stitches are so you can fix the problem. The front leg will be sitting in front of the one in the back when it's done correctly. If done backwards, you will be able to see the front leg in the back of the back leg. To fix this, you can simply take the stitch off, turn it around, and orient it correctly. Or, you can knit through the back loop to t...
Add to your crochet skills by learning decorative stitches. This crochet how-to video teaches you how to do the filet stitch by crocheting open squares or meshes. Filet consists of squares worked with ch and dc. Each square is made of [ch 2, skip 2 sts, 1 dc]. The first dc in each row is made with 3 chains. Watch and learn how to crochet open squares with the filet crochet stitch.
This video tutorial is a demonstration swatch to assist along with pineapple crochet patterns. The purpose is to give an understanding of how the pattern is done. Learn how to crochet the pineapple pattern by watching this crafting how-to video.
Check out this knitting and crochet how-to video to crochet a cable x cross over stitch. This is wonderful for making clothes.
This how to video shows you how to knit a keyhole in a scarf. Watch it and begin making beautifully knitted projects.
Watch this video to learn some of the fundamentals of crocheting. It will show you how to crochet increases. This technique is useful for tapering projects to a larger size.
Stay warm this winter with your own "MIY" (make it yourself) scarf! Learn to knit a scarf for a relaxing pastime and to engage in a constructive and creative activity.
Improve you crocheting skills by learning left handed stitches. This how to video is a crocheting tutorial that will show you how to do the slip stitch with your left hand. Crochet several rows of the slip stitch to create larger yarn projects.
In this video, you'll be learning how to crochet a very beautiful lace pineapple pattern. Use this pattern as the base for an afghan blanket, a scarf, or anything your heart desires. Mikey takes you through the process step by step, so just watch the video!
This video demonstrates how to do magic loop knitting, this uses one large cable needle. This is not very common, but it is handy to know. If you find you love doing magic loop knitting, you need to look for cable needles with a thin flexable cables. Do magic loop knitting with a large cable needle.
A trivet is something that you put a hot dish on top of, to protect your counter or table from damage. This trivet uses bottlecops covered in crocheted yarn to make an effective and cute holiday trivet. Use it yourself, or give it as a gift!
Follow this simple step by step video demonstrating a series of stages involved in crocheting a kids beanie cap. Prepare the tools you are going to use, which will be mainly a hook for crocheting and woolen thread. Since the beanie cap is intended for kids one should choose a nice lively color. The first step is to make sure to tighten the first stitch. Afterwards make six consecutive stitches, and then make a loop by twisting it over. Pull the string through the slipknot and pull inwards. Yo...
Add to your crocheting skills by creating items for your home. This how to video is a crocheting tutorial that will show you how to make a cover for your hangers. Turn those ugly wire hangers from the cleaners into beautiful decorations for your closet.
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.
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...
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.
Sometimes your instructions will include having to CAST ON AT THE BEGINNING OF A ROW. It's not difficult and here's how to do it.
You've come to the end of your work and are ready to BIND OFF, but you're on a PURL row. What to do? You've learned how to BIND OFF on a knit stitch, but this is something new. Usually you will do the BIND OFF stitch on a knit row, but now your pattern is telling you to BIND OFF on a Purl row. Sometimes, like in ribbing, you will need to do both. If you've never bound off purling here are the instructions to follow.
Knitting with two colors at the same time is called Stranding (and used to be called Fair Isle). The important thing to know about the stranding method is that it carries both colors through all the time. Watch as Amy shows you how to use this method. Knit with two colors at one time (stranding method).
Sometimes you will want to add fringe to your knitted scarves. Follow the steps below for an easy way to make fringe.
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 decrease.
Many habitual sewers like to sew by hand if possible for smaller projects, since all it requires is some finger dexterity, a needle, and some form of thread. Sewing machines can create stitches and embellishments of great beauty, but as with all electronic devices sometimes their constituent parts have complications. The bobbin, which holds the thread beneath the machine, is one of those pesky things sewers have to deal with.
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:
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.