Crochet

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 […]

Decorate Afghan/Tunisian Crochet with Weaving

Decorate Afghan/Tunisian Crochet with Weaving

You can use yarn or a double strand of embroidery thread to weave through your project, creating simple, but beautiful designs. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: Simple & Sensational™ – Decorate Afghan/Tunisian Crochet with Weaving I’m using a tapestry needle but you can use a darning needle. A blunt nose […]

Elongated and Extended Double Crochets Add Design Options to Your Crocheting

Elongated and Extended Double Crochets Add Design Options to Your Crocheting

It’s easy to add interest to your crochet projects by slightly altering double or single crochets. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: Elongated & Extended Double Crochets For an elongated double crochet begin my making a normal double crochet. Yarn over and go under the top two loops of your next […]

Ribbon Yarn Ruffles

How to make beautiful thick ruffles with single crochets using a ribbon yarn and a base yarn. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: Simple & Sensational™ – Ruby Ribbon Candy Purse Take your ribbon yarn and winding it smoothly and flatly around a core. You may have to trim the end […]

Joining Granny Square or Motif Corners

Joining Granny Square or Motif Corners

I have been asked to demonstrate how you join the corners in a granny square or motif project. Of course, there are several different ways of doing this. Subscribe to My Crochet Channel or go to: YouTube.com TanisGalik Video: Simple & Sensational™ – Joining Corners of Granny Squares & Other Motifs For this granny square grouping, […]