The block stitch is a really fun and quick crochet stitch to work up. It’s fairly airy and open which can make a nice lightweight scarf and the eye catching appearance looks especially good in home decor pieces like table runners and placemats. The block stitch is also beautiful when used in blanket projects, especially if you’re switching colours between the DC and SC rows. As with many stitches, sometimes they might be familiar to people under a different name. You might have also seen this stitch referred to as the brick stitch although that term seems to be less common.
I have a really fun and textured stitch to share with you today…the bean stitch! It has a wonderful eye catching appearance and is one of those stitches that looks really great on both the front and the back sides. Because this stitch has a natural slant, it creates a really beautiful and almost zig zag appearance when worked in rows.
Solid squares are a simple and fun alternative to the traditional granny square that many crocheters know and love. The solid version offers a more dense appearance and looks wonderful when made in solid shades or multi-coloured rounds. You can make them as big or as small as you’d like to accommodate the type of project you are working on.
Learn how to make a simple solid granny square below…
A few years ago, I created a simple holiday themed hexagon table runner to add some colourful, handmade decor for my coffee table. I received quite a few inquires about how it was made and put together so I thought it would be helpful to share the process.
Please note this isn’t so much a pattern as it is a basic tutorial on how it was created. I have included a hexagon tutorial as well as an invisible seam tutorial for anyone looking to learn.
I really love the half double crochet stitch. As a basic stitch and one that a crocheter learns in the very beginning, I feel like it deserves more appreciation than it gets. For one, it’s simple but it also creates a lovely, subtle texture with the natural 3rd loop that is created. It looks wonderful on it’s own but also works beautifully mixed in-between other stitches when crocheted in rows or rounds.
There are a few different stitch variations that use the half double crochet and today I’m going to share one with you. The half double v stitch is a fun alternative to the traditional way and creates a really pretty airy and lacey effect.
Learn how to crochet the half double v stitch below…
Using the invisible seam is a common method when you want to join crochet projects or pieces together. It is especially popular when joining squares, motifs, panels or ends on infinity scarves and neck warmers.
I use this method almost exclusively within my patterns because I like the neat and tidy look. This is just my preference and there are many other ways to join and connect your work.
I’d love to share how I do the invisible seam. Read more about it below…
Working with increases and decreases can sound a little intimidating, especially if it’s a new technique for you. I promise, it’s pretty straight forward and easy to learn. You’ll come across this method quite often in crochet, especially with scarves, hats and other wearables.
Today I’m sharing a crochet tutorial on how to work an increase and decrease using the double crochet stitch.
The crochet wattle stitch is a simple combination of chains, single and double crochet. It creates an interesting and fairly dense texture that also has a bit of drape which makes it ideal for a variety of projects. Washcloths, hand towels and blankets are all popular projects for the wattle stitch. It works up quickly with a relaxing row repeat and would definitely be a great stitch for both beginners and advanced crocheters to enjoy.
Learning new crochet stitches is a great way to expand your skills and allow for creative growth. They can add texture, drape and provide a fun change from working with traditional stitches. Check out my collection of crochet stitch tutorials below…
Learn to make the extended half double crochet stitch with this quick and fun tutorial. This simple variation on the classic half double crochet stitch is slightly taller and provides a little bit more drape. Easily adaptable for a variety of projects, this stitch is a nice twist to the traditional method.
Let’s learn the extended half double crochet stitch together…