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How To: Crochet a baby dress with Solomon's knot

This is a tutorial on how to crochet a baby dress using Solomon's knot. You may want to look at the written instructions in addition to watching this instructional video. You'll want to use a smaller hook for this crochet project. You can find the baby dress Written instructions at

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: Filet crochet an open square

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.

How To: Loom-knit a poodle scarf using Pomp-a-Doodle yarn

If you have some looming skills when it comes to knitting, then this scarf should be a great project to try out! It's a poodle scarf, called that because of its use of Pomp-a-Doodle yarn from Red Heart. It's an exceptional scarf that you can loom-knit in virtually no time! You can design it any way you want it, with whatever colors you'd like. Mikey used one ball of Pomp-a-Doodle yarn for this scarf.

How To: Knit a moebius or Infinity Scarf

Adina Klein from Tahki Stacy Charles joins Interweave Videos to demonstrate the reversible mobius pattern. The moebius (a rectangle that has been twisted to construct a continuous loop) is a easy design using a "faggot lace" technique. You can download a free moebius pattern at

How To: Knit a picot cast on for baby sweaters, blankets and other knitted projects

Master knitter Judy shows you how to knit a picot cast on in this knitting video. If you haven't figured out how to cast on yet, you should probably watch her video on that first. This is a sweet edging for the bottom of a baby sweater or blanket. There are many other instances where you would want to use a picot cast on, as well. Learn it with this up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars.

How To: Knit a 1x1 rib stitch

Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a 1x1 rib stitch using an even number of stitches. Begin the row with a knit stitch and end the row with a purl stitches. The Continental method is used here, meaning the yarn is held with the left hand.

How To: Attach a knit pocket

This video knitting tutorial demonstrates a technique for attaching a pocket that is the same as that used for inserting a heel. Following the pattern directions, you knit some of the stitches with waste yarn to mark the top of the pocket. Carefully remove the waste yarn and put the loops above and below onto double-point needles. If you're worried about dropping stitches, you can pick up the loops as you go. Remove all the waste yarn and then go back and pick up the stitches. The loops on th...

How To: Finish a crochet never ending granny square

In this video, we learn how to finish a crochet never ending granny square. There is a spiral effect happening in this, because there is no place that is stopping, it's going in a continual circle. To finish one of these, you will see that the corners should be perfect. But, you will need to choose one corner to finish it off at. Go across, then choose a side to stop at. Then, chain over and double crochet in. When you come across with another color, you can weave in the end so that you can't...

How To: Make a diagonal lace stitch pattern

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...

How To: Sew ear flaps onto a crocheted hat

Watch this instructional knitting video to attach a single crocheted half circle ear flap to a single crocheted baby beanie. Use a tapestry needle to thread some yarn. This same process can be applied to adult caps and hats. Just use a larger needle and thicker yarn. It's easy to sew crocheted pieces together with regular yarn for an almost invisible seam.

How To: Crochet a brimmed hat

This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check out this video d.i.y. arts and crafts lesson and learn how to crochet your own brimmed hat.

How To: Knit Fingerless Mitts

Fingerless mitts are all the rage. They can be fancy or simple, long or short. This article will show you how to make a simple pair of fingerless mitts—for men or women. By adding more colors in stripes or other patterns, you can make them more interesting. You can also add to the length to make them longer.

How To: Do a mock rib stitch when knitting

See how to do a mock rib stitch 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 thirty years. She herself has been hand-knitting for over fifty. Watch as she teaches you how to knit a mock rib stitch when stitching.

How To: Cast off a loom when knitting a shawl

Need to know how to cast off? In this free video crafts lesson, Internet crocheting superstar Mikeyssmail offers advice on how to cast off of a loom when knitting a shawl or anything else. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started casting off in your own projects, take a look.

How To: Crochet a pot holder with a seed stitch

Watch this instructional video to crochet a popular pot holder known as the magic pot holder with a seed stitch. Use four ply crochet yarn to crochet this thick and durable pot holder. You can crochet your pot holders to be larger or smaller than the ones shown in this video. These clear visual guidelines also include written instructions to help make your crochet project easy and enjoyable.