Crochet Stitches

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: […]

9 Ways to Change Yarn – Part 2

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 four techniques presented in Part 2 are: Russian join, floating yarn, encasing yarn and dropping yarn. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: 9 Ways […]