Crochet Tips & tricks update… decreasing~increasing~shaping

I must say it took a bit of brain teasing putting these techniques for decreasing, increasing & shaping in crochet into words… but, hopefully the instructions & drawings are clear & easy to understand… moreover, they help to make your crocheting life just that little bit easier…..

~ Decreasing ~ Increasing ~ Shaping in crochet ~

just discovered – The Clone Stitch….

Ok… so it’s been around for donkey’s ages (re: Irish Crochet) but I’ve only just discovered this amazing little stitch & have been incorporating it into my freeform work – although traditionally worked in cotton thread, I’ve been experimenting with different yarns & hook sizes & the results are fabulous – you’ll find the instructions on Novel stitches if you’d like to give it a go … experiment & have fun….

Crochet Tips & Tricks update….

just finished this new page adding to the Crochet Tips & tricks collection with what I trust is useful & helpful information for bringing  in new yarn & joining crochet fabric, squares & motifs & hopefully enhancing both your tradition & freeform work – enjoy….

How to make an easy Crochet Cord

Crochet Cord: make this decorative cord using any yarn of your choice, each will create an individual look – fingering, metallic, ribbon, chunky or even try using 2 or more threads together – the cord can be incorporated into your freeform work, used as a handle strap or sewn on as binding to created a beautiful edging – experiment with different size hooks & yarns…. you’ll be delighted with the results

You will find the instructions here on Novel Stitches Page

Tunisian Crochet Tutorial – Ebook

Over that past few months I have received a lot of mail from people asking about the Tunisian Crochet Technique which has led me to compiled this tutorial – I trust the reader will find it to be a comprehensive journey through the Tunisian basics & that it encourages them to delve deeper into this exciting crochet technique – My aim in writing the tutorial was to build confidence so that once you understands the basics you will venture out & explore the multitude of stitch combinations available.

This Ebook tutorial is now available in my Ravelry shop & also in my Etsy & Zibbet shops

Tunisian Crochet is worked on a long hook, not unlike a knitting needle, resulting in a rich-textured, woven fabric

The tutorial takes you through the basics of Tunisian Crochet in both written (UK & US terminology) & diagram form & covers the following:

  1. how to make the foundation chain (pg 2)
  2. how to make the basic foundation cast on row (pg 2)
  3. how to make the basic foundation cast off row (pg 2)
  4. how to make a basic Tunisian Knit stitch (pg 3)
  5. how to finishing off (pg 4)
  6. how to increase (pg 4)
  7. how to decrease (pg 4)
  8. how to make a basic Tunisian Solid Knit stitch (pg 5)
  9. how to make a basic Tunisian Purl Knit stitch (pg 6)
  10. how to make a basic Tunisian Treble stitch (pg 7)
  11. how to make a basic Tunisian puff stitch. Aligned puffs (pg 8)- Alternate Puffs (pg 9)
  12. how to bring in new yarn & change colour (pg 10)
  13. tips & tricks (pg-10)
  14. Three super easy projects to get you started Potholder (pg 11) Belt (pg 12) Scarf (pg 13)