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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 […]

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Purl Stitch or How to Stop the Curl

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Purl Stitch or How to Stop the Curl

How do knitters control the knitting curl? They use a row or two of the purl stitch as the beginning and ending edge of an article or panel. The same thing can be accomplished with the Afghan or Tunisian Crochet Purl Stitch.   Use the purl stitch in your foundation row and the first row […]

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Create a Finished Edge on All Sides As You Work

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Create a Finished Edge on All Sides As You Work

How do you crochet a finished edge around your Afghan or Tunisian Crochet panel or item? It’s easy with a few tricks. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik 1. Loosely chain your foundation chain with a regular crochet hook, usually a size smaller than your Afghan/Tunisian Crochet hook. Switch to the Afghan/Tunisian […]

Project Linus

This month’s charity is Project Linus – providing security through blankets. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik “As Charles Schulz’s Linus character from the PEANUTS® comic strip was comforted by his blanket, Project Linus strives to do the same and more for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. […]

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Knitting with a Crochet Hook

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Knitting with a Crochet Hook

The beauty of this stitch is the textured knit-like fabric it creates. The Knit Stitch results in columns of inverted “V’s” so it really looks like knitting, but it’s all done with an Afghan or Tunisian crochet hook. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik   To work a Knit Stitch: 1. Cast […]

Halos of Hope® – Comfort for those living through the side effects of chemotherapy

When I was at Stitches West, one of the charities present was Halos of Hope®, founded by Pamela Haschke, IBC Survivor since 2004. At http://www.halosofhope.org Pamela states: Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik “The most apparent aspect of chemo is hair-loss. I thought this was going to be the easiest part of […]

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Waffle Stitch & the Secret to Prevent “Growing”

Afghan or Tunisian Crochet – Waffle Stitch & the Secret to Prevent “Growing”

The beauty of this stitch is the textured knit-like fabric it creates. The Waffle Stitch results in a pleasant waffle-like pattern on one side and rows of running stitches on the other side. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Foundation Row: Begin with a regular crochet hook one size smaller than the […]

Captions or What’s she saying?

While watching a video demonstration have you ever wondered – What’s she saying? Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik When shooting videos, I know I stumble over words, I’m not always articulate about the process and sometimes I actually say the wrong word. So what’s the solution? Captions. I’ve begun adding captions […]

Mesh Yarn – How do I begin?

Mesh Yarn – How do I begin?

When I first began making ruffled scarves, I followed the manufacturer’s instructions – jumping right in and working along the top edge. The problem: after I was finished, the ragged end just hung there, not always hidden under the ruffle. I experimented and found an easy solution. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com […]

Tanis Galik’s New Crochet Designs – Quick & Simple Collection

Tanis Galik’s New Crochet Designs – Quick & Simple Collection

I am happy to announce I have two new crochet designs available in the Quick & Simple collection published by FW Media and D&C. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Crochet for the Home, 10 Designs from Up-and-Coming Designers! My Boy’s Granny Square Baby Blanket is found on page 8. With its […]