Crochet Stitches

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 […]

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 […]

Decorate your Crocheted Projects with Button Fringe

Decorate your Crocheted Projects with Button Fringe

Video: Creating Button Fringe As you can see, the fringe in this picture has buttons added to it. Whether you have a collection of buttons you’ve saved over the years or buy packets of buttons especially for your project, it’s an easy decoration that adds punch and a bit of fun to any scarf or […]

Decorate Your crochet with the Chain Stitch

Decorate Your crochet with the Chain Stitch

One of the easiest ways to personalize your crocheted project is by creating lines, plaids, spirals and other shapes with the chain stitch. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video Simple & Sensational™ – Decorating Crochet with the Chain Stitch Begin by wrapping the yarn around your finger, making a loop. Place […]

Decorate Your Single or Afghan Crocheted Item with the Cross Stitch

Decorate Your Single or Afghan Crocheted Item with the Cross Stitch

When looking at a single crocheted or basic Afghan/Tunisian crocheted item, you’ll notice blocks are created by the vertical bars and horizontal threads. These blocks form a mesh on which embroidery stitches can be worked to create a beautiful design. The most popular stitch used is the cross stitch. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or […]

Create a Cord Edging with the Crab Stitch

Create a Cord Edging with the Crab Stitch

Also known as a reverse single crochet, backward single crochet and the pie crust stitch, the crab stitch creates a cord edging for your crocheted projects. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: Reverse Single Crochet or Crab Stitch Normally, I work from the right to the left so I would be […]

How to Crochet a Shell

The shell stitch creates a nice texture on its own or you can dress it up by adding stripes. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: How to Crochet a Shell To crochet the shell foundation chain, each shell requires four chains, plus one for the end single crochet and one for […]

Shell Stitch with a Front Post Single Crochet Edging

Shell Stitch with a Front Post Single Crochet Edging

When you are working a striped shell design, adding a simple, decorative border to your change color row allows the new color to peek though the shell edge. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: How to Crochet a Shell (If you don’t know how to make the shell stitch, read the […]

Shell Stitch with Front Post Cluster Edging

Shell Stitch with Front Post Cluster Edging

To add a decorative ridge along the shell’s change-color row, use a Front Post Cluster edging. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: How to Crochet a Shell (If you don’t know how to make the shell stitch, read the blog or watch the video demonstrating the shell stitch.) After working a […]

9 Ways to Change Yarn – Part 1

There are various techniques for changing your yarn, either joining a new skein of the same color or adding a new skein of a different color. The five techniques presented in Part 1 are: no knot, single knot, double slip knots, split yarn and felting. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: […]