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  • More Crochet Techniques

    More Crochet Techniques
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    More Crochet Techniques

    Important Note: this list uses US crochet terms, however, many of the videos will use UK and US terms. If you are getting confused, please click here to refer to the abbreviation and term differences guide.

    Looking for a video that shows these same techniques but in slow motion? Click here for instructions on how to slow down any YouTube video.

     

    1 - Crochet Surface Stitch

    Tamera Kelly - Moogly

    This technique uses slip stitches on the surface of your work to allow you to write, outline or draw more complicated pictures. This is a fun way to embellish and personalize a project.

     

    2 - Invisible Joining

    Bella Coco

    This video will show you how to join granny squares or pieces of a garment without an obvious seam. This is a good technique to use if you want to avoid adding borders.
    For the left handed version click here.

     

    3 - Join as You Go

     Bella Coco

    This technique is used to join granny squares together and create borders around your squares simultaneously. 

     

    4 - Invisible Decrease

    Bella Coco

    This is a great method for hiding a decrease stitch and will leave you with a more polished fabric. This is helpful when creating amigurumi or things like baby booties.
    For the left handed version click here.

     

    5 - Invisible Increase

    Tiny Curl

    This is a great method for hiding an increase stitch and will leave you with a nice polished fabric. This is helpful when creating amigurumi or things like baby booties.

     

    6 - Invisible Slip Stitch

    Bella Coco

    This technique is really helpful for keeping your seams straight when you're working in the round.
    For the left handed version click here.

     

    7 - Knotless Finish

    Bella Coco

    This is a technique that helps your finished work look cleaner and creates a nice sharp corner. While it is an unnecessary step, you may find it useful in some patterns or just prefer the look of the finished edge.
    For the left handed version click here.

     

    8 - Knotless Foundation

    Bella Coco

    Similar to the video above, this technique helps you achieve cleaner corners and gets rid of the bumpy knot in a normal foundation chain. This is an intermediate technique that will result in a more polished overall look.
    For the left handed version click here.

     

     9 - Chainless Single Crochet Foundation

    Bella Coco

    This is an alternative method for starting a project that doesn't require you to crochet along a chain. It also gives the same effect as the i-cord edge and is a useful substitute for knitters who find knitting i-cord challenging.

     

    10 - Chainless Half Double and Double Crochet Foundation

    Bella Coco

    This is an alternative method for starting a project if you plan on using half double or double crochet and it eliminates the need for a chain at the beginning.
    For the left handed version click here.

     

    11 - Magic Ring or Magic Circle

    Bella Coco

    This is a technique for starting a circular piece of work that eliminates the hole in the center. This is useful for amigurumi, coasters or making hats.

     

    12 - Correcting Color Change Jog

    Club Crochet

    This video demonstrates how to correct the jog when you're changing colors and make perfect stripes on a circular piece.

     

    13 - Invisible Finish

    Bella Coco

    This technique will help you get a clean edge on a circular piece and make the cast off knot invisible. 

     

    14 - Chevron

    Bella Coco

    This technique allows you to crochet in a large chevron pattern. The chevron can be used to make a blanket, a scarf or even part of a garment.

     

    15 - Crochet 2 Rows at a Time

    Bella Coco

    This is a crochet hack to help you work up larger pieces more quickly. It may take a little bit to get used to, but if you're planning a large project this might just save you some time!

     

    Looking for a technique not listed here? Send us an email with suggestions and questions at motherofpurlyarnshop@gmail.com.