How To Do Flat Chenille Stitch

Flat Chenille Stitch Bracelet by Tammy Honaman  Recently I had the opportunity to work with the flat chenille instructions Jean shared a while back. I so enjoyed the way this stitch worked up but even more so, the results! It was a little tricky to get right off, but after a few tries, it really […]

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Short Row Knitting – The Ultimate Guide

By Véronik Avery, Interweave Knits Winter 2004 Short rows, also known as partial or turning rows, appear daunting to some knitters but are in reality very simple: work extra rows across a portion of the stitches on the needles, thereby lengthening the fabric in the area where the short rows are worked. Short rows can […]

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Knitting and crochet are sisters who share a rich history. From knitted buntings to crocheted lace collars, these two crafts have been providing beauty, pride—and even a livelihood—for hundreds of years. To celebrate this history, I’ve pulled together five patterns that use knitting and crochet to achieve beauty, style, and even a little whimsy, in […]

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Peyote stitch is used around the world, in many different cultures, for many different things. Examples of peyote stitch have been found among ancient Egyptian artifacts, but the name “peyote stitch” comes from the Native American bead-weaving tradition of using the stitch to decorate the handles of gourds used for Native American peyote ceremonies. Learning […]

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Anyone can learn to knit. Most people learn the knit stitch first, and then the purl stitch. Then they might learn how to cast on and bind off, increase and decrease, cable and seed stitch, and other types of knitting techniques and stitches. All of these things are knitting techniques, and knitters are constantly learning. […]

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The building blocks of crochet, motifs perfectly combine structure and lace, and are the perfect components for sweaters, scarves, shawls, and more. Crochet motif patterns can also be the perfect technique for crocheting squares, hexagons, circles, and more. With this free collection of patterns, I wanted to highlight both projects that used crochet motifs in […]

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Crochet Patterns for Kids are small projects and can be quickly finished; they are an ideal stash-busting project, using only a few balls of yarn, and the diminutive recipients are just old enough to appreciate the thought that goes into a handmade gift. Toddler garments are also the perfect canvas on which to try a […]

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Guess what? We’ve just updated and re-released one of our most popular free eBooks, Silversmithing Techniques: 3 Free Silver Jewelry Making Projects plus Bonus Silver Findings Projects. It provides step-by-step instructions with close-up photos to teach you how to make silver jewelry with three free silversmithing projects, plus a detailed list of the silversmith’s supplies […]

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Amigurumi is a Japanese art form that has caught on worldwide, and these fantastic free crochet amigurumi patterns will be favorites that you will turn to again and again. Eleven different patterns make up this exciting free amigurumi tutorial—a sweet crochet bunny, quirky monsters, funky dogs and cats, a handsome prince, and more. Your crochet […]

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