Tips and Techniques

So now you’re comfortable with the 5 basic stitches, and the terms “finish off” and “weave ends”. Let’s take a look at some ways to make sure your work is neat and straight, how to make swatches, measure gauge and choose your hook size, and some ways of altering placement of the basic stitches you already know that open up a lot of options. You can also learn how to do the magic circle and work in the round. Videos will be added as I get them up on Youtube.

Working front and back post stitches. These are great for creating ribbing, basket weave texture and cabling.

Get neat and straight edges

Now learn the magic circle so you can work in the round.

Reverse single crochet, or crab stitch, makes a simple yet interesting border,