Crochet Stitches

Goodbye to Mesh, Ribbon and Fabric Yarn

Unfortunately many of the ribbon and mesh yarns have been discontinued. However, you may be one of the lucky ones to still have a ball or two. If not, maybe you can search and find some. I especially enjoyed working with this type of “yarn” combined with more traditional yarn as its base. I’m definitely […]

4 Ways to Crochet a Circle/Ring

Many projects begin with a circle or ring that is crocheted into to create granny squares, various motifs, hats, round purses, rugs, etc. Here are 4 ways to crochet that beginning ring. 1. Chain Ring – One of the most popular ways and one you will see in most patterns is the chain circle. The […]

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 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 […]

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 […]