Crochet

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 […]

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Welcome to All Things Crochet!

In this blog I’ll be discussing various crochet stitches and techniques as I continue to explore them myself. I love learning new techniques, experimenting with known stitches and developing new ways to use them. I also love crocheting and enjoying sharing it with others. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik First, there […]

How to Block a Crocheted Item

Blocking a crocheted item gives it a finished, professional look. The process of blocking involves shaping and pinning the crocheted piece into the correct shape before completing an item. It is especially useful Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik in taking various shapes such as squares and making them a consistent size […]

Why Meet with Local Crafters?

I live in a small town. While visiting a local sanctuary for abandoned animals, the tour guide (knowing I’m a crocheter), asked if I could refer her to any spinners. They had just sheared their alpacas, sheep and other yarn-producing animals and they wanted to sell the “wool” at a large discount to someone who […]

Using Crocheted Edgings on your Handmade Projects

Nothing adds a personal touch to your crocheted or knitted item than including a handmade edging. No matter the pattern or design, adding a beautiful edging will only enhance the beauty and uniqueness of any afghan, baby blanket, sweater, shawl, scarf or hat you make. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Create Your Own Blocking Board

Create Your Own Blocking Board

If you are someone who crochets a lot of doilies or motifs such as granny squares, you might already own a doily stretcher. However, these are usually vintage and can be rather pricey. Another inexpensive way to block a motif is by using a Styrofoam board or square. Lay your item down, pin around it […]

Crochet a Ruby Garland Boa

Crochet a Ruby Garland Boa

Make a sea of ruffles using a ribbon yarn and a base yarn. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: Simple & Sensational™ – Red Garland Boa Written Pattern: Simple & Sensational™ – Red Garland Boa Start by carefully unwinding the TuTu Lamé skein (or any ribbon yarn) and rewind the ribbon […]

Add Ruffles and other Decorations with the Chain Stitch

Add Ruffles and other Decorations with the Chain Stitch

Crochet decorations right on your crocheted projects by using the chain stitch. Work on various Afghan/Tunisian crochet stitches or single crocheted items (or knitted projects for that matter). Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: Add Ruffles & Other Decorations After crocheting your running chain stitch, put your hook under the stitch […]