Tanis Galik

Joining Granny Squares – Part 1 With Needle & Yarn

Joining Granny Squares – Part 1 With Needle & Yarn

Using a tapestry needle and yarn there are two ways to join Granny Squares and other motifs. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Whipstitch Seam – Place two granny squares side by side, wrong sides up. Be sure to match your stitches as you work along the joining edge. Insert the needle […]

Joining Granny Squares – Part 2 with a Chain Seam & Single Crochet Seam

Joining Granny Squares – Part 2 with a Chain Seam & Single Crochet Seam

Two more ways to join Granny Squares. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Chain Seam – Using Granny Squares without a special finishing edge. With right sides of Granny Squares together (if you want the chain stitches to be part of the design, work wrong sides together), join both Granny Squares with […]

Joining Granny Squares – Part 3 Single Crochet Single Loops

Joining Granny Squares – Part 3 Single Crochet Single Loops

Front Single Crochet Seam– With wrong sides of Granny Squares together, work through the back loop of the front Granny Square and the front loop of the back Granny Square, single crochet through corresponding stitches on both Granny Squares. This creates a ridge in the center of the seam with a line border on each […]

Joining Granny Squares – Part 4 with Chain Seam and Dc2tog

Joining Granny Squares – Part 4 with Chain Seam and Dc2tog

Two more ways to join Granny Squares. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Chain Seam– With right sides of Granny Squares facing up and lying next to each other, attach yarn to corner stitch of one Granny Square and sc in same stitch, *ch 3, sc in corresponding st of other Granny […]

What are Triple/Treble Crochet and Post Stitches?

What are Triple/Treble Crochet and Post Stitches?

Some of the best and simplest designs can be created with post stitches. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Of course, a post stitch is a stitch that is worked around the post of a previous row stitch. The depth depends on the type of stitch used. It can be a Front […]

Stitch Red Draws Attention to Heart Disease – The #1 Killer of Women in the United States

I first heard about Stitch Red at Stitches West. What exactly is Stitch Red? Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik First, it is not a non-profit. It does not fund research or directly collect donations. What it is – an awareness campaign. Through partnerships with manufacturers and retailers in the needlearts industry, […]

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Basic or Simple Stitch

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Basic or Simple Stitch

The basic Afghan or Tunisian Crochet stitch (sometimes called a Knit Stitch) creates a knit-like fabric with an Afghan or Tunisian Crochet hook. This stitch creates small squares perfect for further decorative needlework. I’ve seen some lovely and complex afghan designs made with this basic stitch used to crochet the main afghan in a single-colored […]