Say What? Crochet Speak Is Like a Secret Code

Crochet lingo can often sound foreign—almost like a secret code. I remember the first time I read online that someone was frogging their project. Say what? What do little green frogs have to do with crochet? And when someone wrote, “I need to get out my WIP,” I definitely did a double take. Crochet abbreviations […]

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Half Double Crochet Three Together (Hdc3tog)

The half double crochet three together (Hdc3tog) crochet method is a HDC crochet decrease that may seem challenging at first, but it’s well worth the time and effort to learn. Also referred to as the 3 HDC together or the HDC 3 together, this technique can help you reduce the number of stitches you’re working […]

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Master Foundation Double Crochet (Fdc)

A chainless foundation, such as foundation double crochet, is an alternative to creating a foundation chain. This technique creates your stitch and chain at the same time. This method produces a foundation row that is sized similarly to a regular row. Because this method eliminates the chain altogether, it makes your foundation row and the […]

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Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPHdc)

Working around the front or the back of a post of the previous row gives an interesting raised ridge on the crochet fabric. Around-the-post crochet is worked by inserting the hook from the front or back and around the post of the stitch of the previous row. While the back post half double crochet (BPHdc) […]

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