Free Guide on Advanced Crochet Stitches

Are you ready to take the next step in your crochet journey and create with advanced crochet stitches like linked crochet, hairpin lace, or crocodile stitch? The Interweave free eBook uses images, illustrations, and text to share ten advanced crochet techniques with you.Here is just a sample of the advanced stitch techniques included in Advanced Crochet Stitches: A Free Guide to Crocheting Stitches Including Crocodile Stitch, Hairpin Lace and More.


You’ve mastered single crochet, double crochet, and basic increases and decreases. There is so much more to explore. In this free eBook, Advanced Crochet Stitches: A Free Guide to Crocheting Stitches Including Crocodile Stitch, Hairpin Lace and More, you will learn how to create textured fabric with the loop stitch and how to quickly create a solid fabric with linked double crochet stitches. Next, discover how to embellish your crochet project with slip-stitch embroidery, how to create texture with the crochet bullion stitch, and so much more.

Here’s a sneak peek of the advanced crochet stitches you’ll find:

Article 1: Learn the Crochet Loop Stitch

How to Crochet Loop Stitch: free tutorial

The Loop Stitch

Crochet the perfect rug, accessory, or amigurumi with the crochet loop stitch. This advanced crochet stitch is similar to the single crochet but creates a fabric with unworked loops of yarn that create a texture that is ideal for mimicking fur or hair or constructing a plush fabric perfect for home decor and accessories. Discover loop stitch crochet today and create this fun textured crochet stitch.

Article 2: Create Linked Double Crochet

How to do the double linked crochet stitch: free tutorial

Linked Crochet

We have all been faced with the same dilemma. Single crochet creates a solid fabric, perfect for warm garments and accessories, but it can take longer to finish the project. Double and triple crochet quickly work up into lengths of crochet fabric, but the tall stitches create a fabric with possible spaces. Linked crochet stitches allow you use double crochet, triple crochet, or taller stitches while maintaining a solid fabric. In this tutorial we focus on linked double crochet, but once you have that down you’ll see how easy it is to link other stitches.

Article 3: Bullion Stitch Crochet Instructions

The Bullion Stitch

The bullion stitch can be a tricky stitch to master. Created by utilizing multiple yarn overs, this technique will add texture and visual interest to any crochet pattern. In this short article, you will learn not only how to work a crochet bullion stitch but tricks for easily pulling your hook through all of the loops. But with the right tools and a few little tips, this stitch, also called the roll stitch, can let you add texture and visual interest to crochet projects.

Free Guide to Advanced Crochet Stitches1.Multiple yarn overs
The bullion is a series of yarn overs that are drawn together in the final stitch. The best hook to complete the bullion stitch effectively is a long, slender, in-line hook. The best yarn to use is a tightly plied one.To begin the stitch, loosely yarn over the number of times called for in the pattern. Working the yarn overs loosely is key to easily drawing the hook through all the loops. If you can’t get your loops loose enough, hold the handle of another smaller crochet hook alongside your hook and wrap the yarn over both. Slide the second crochet hook out after wrapping before completing the stitch.

Free Guide to Advanced Crochet Stitches.2. Yarn over and pull up a loop
Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook. As you draw the hook through, firmly hold the loops in place with the hand that is not holding the hook. If the loops do not slide easily, pick up each loop and pull it off the hook as you draw through.

Free Guide to Advanced Crochet Stitches3. Finished bullion
To close the bullion, yarn over and draw through the last loop on the hook before working the next stitch. If you get this right away, that’s terrific! Most people new to the stitch have to do a bit of ripping out before getting it right. The key to the bullion stitch is to practice it until your hands become familiar with the tension required when making the yarn overs and drawing the hook through.

Article 4: Solomon’s Knot Crochet Instructions

How to do solomon's knot crochet stitch: free tutorial

Solomon’s Knot

The Solomon’s knot, also called the lover’s knot, is a beautiful crochet lace stitch that is perfect for summer garments and accessories. Step-by-step illustrations will walk you through creating the delicate Solomon knot to create patterns.

Article 5: Slip-Stitch Crochet Embroidery

How to do embroidery crochet stitching: free tutorial

Slip-Stitch Embroidery

Even a simple single crochet piece can become extra-ordinary with the addition of slip-stitch embroidery embellishment. This crochet embroidery technique can be used to add a touch of color or dimension.

Article 6: How to Crochet with Wire

How to crochet with wire: free tutorial
5 Tips for Working Wire Crochet
In this tutorial you’ll discover five helpful tips for creating wire crochet. Learn how to crochet with wire to create a beautiful piece from the simplest crochet stitches. While you can work any crochet stitch with wire, there are a few tricks of the trade for making crocheting with wire easier.

Article 7: Crocodile Stitch Crochet Instructions

How to crochet crocodile stitch: free tutorialCreate Crocodile Stitches
Learn how to crochet crocodile stitch with this article. This version of the crocodile crochet stitch creates rows of “scales.” Use this technique to form a textured project or a funky accessory.

Article 8: Hairpin Lace Crochet Basics

How to crochet the hairpin lace stitch: free tutorial

Learn the Basics and How to Join Hairpin Lace

Created with a crochet hook and special loom, hairpin lace can be used to create amazing garments and accessories. Start by learning the basics, how to create hairpin lace patterns, and then how to join them with these two articles. Each article includes step-by-step photographs as well as written instructions.

Article 9: Bosnian (Slip-Stitch) Crochet + Pattern

How to crochet slip stitch: free tutorialBosnian Lace and Gobelinstitch Cuffs Pattern
The historical tradition of using slip stitches to create a dense elastic fabric. Sometimes called Bosnian crochet, this slip-stitch crochet technique is frequently used for mittens, hats, and other accessories. Bosnian crochet is currently experiencing a renewed popularity, but there is still plenty of possibilities to explore. Experiment with Bosnian crochet with the Gobelinstitch Cuffs.

Download Advanced Crochet Stitches: A Free Guide to Crocheting Stitches Including Crocodile Stitch, Hairpin Lace and More today and add ten new crochet stitches to your library.


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