6 things I don’t do in crochet

6 things I don’t do in crochet

Each crocheter has their own unique set of preferences and practices. I have been crocheting for well over 50 years. It is long enough to know what my preferences are! The video I created on this topic has sparked many interesting conversations. While some fellow...
Crochet a basic cardigan in any size

Crochet a basic cardigan in any size

Crochet this basic cardigan, taking dimensions from an existing sweater. The sample cardigan is in extended single crochet stitch. You can also select another similar stitch of your choice. The tutorial is a step-by-step video. The cardigan in the photos was made for...
Best tip for smoother edges in single crochet

Best tip for smoother edges in single crochet

Do you want smoother edges for your single crochet? Look at the starting image. The right hand photo shows the most common single crochet edge. It is straight, and the stitch count does not alter but it is dented. Then take a look at the image on the left. It is very...
Chunky bobble stitch bag

Chunky bobble stitch bag

What color would you make this chunky bag? The bag works up in an evening and is useful for carrying your phone, books, make-up and other essentials. Originally published in the Simply Crochet magazine 117, the pattern is worked in rows. The bag panels and side/bottom...

How to crochet faster – 6 tips

Whether you are a beginner or have crocheted for decades, there may be things you can change in order to crochet faster. You don’t need to crochet fast but if you do, here are some tips to improve! “How to crochet faster” is a common search term both...
Yarn bombing ideas

Yarn bombing ideas

Are you looking for ideas for your own yarn bombing (or yarnbombing) event? I have been involved in many different types of yarn bombing events over many years, both in Finland and several other countries. For the other countries I have sent contributions by mail....
6 most popular crochet tutorials of the last year

6 most popular crochet tutorials of the last year

Is there a crochet tip or a project that is new to you among these six most popular tutorials on my YouTube channel? Some of these videos are several years old but viewers continue to come back to them every day. The most popular one has been watched over a million...
Straight edges in double crochet

Straight edges in double crochet

How often have you crocheted a scarf or blanket in double crochet and been annoyed that the edges are not straight? The edges easily look like the two bottom ones in this image. Either you get holes or the edge is very uneven. (Using US crochet terms) But this is a...
Crochet fun barefoot sandals

Crochet fun barefoot sandals

Flora barefoot sandals Crochet these fun and easy barefoot sandals for the beach, garden parties or even a summer wedding – anywhere where shoes are not needed. My design was first published in the Simply Crochet Magazine in summer 2020, issue 99. There are two...
Crochet a lacy summer top

Crochet a lacy summer top

The summer top in lacy crochet is easy to adjust to different sizes and also to lengths. The tops are cotton and cool for the summer days. We alternate rows of small dainty flowers and my favourite stitch, the V-stitch. Crocheting the top starts from the waist, in the...
Crochet a wind spinner using twine

Crochet a wind spinner using twine

Did you crochet a wind spinner with yarn last summer? Here’s my pattern and tutorial for that. Wind spinners can be made also in twine or cord. I had many spools of plumb line cord or masonry twine in one of my yarn drawers. They were super popular here in...
3 common crochet problems

3 common crochet problems

After decades of crochet, I have noticed three problems that keep coming up in discussions with other crocheters. It is worth finding out what causes those problems and how you can fix them. It may take a little time but the result is that you feel more confident in...
How to crochet a wind spinner

How to crochet a wind spinner

Crochet this easy wind spinner! How would a colorful wind spinner look on your veranda, balcony or in your garden? Wind spinners are simple to make and suitable for a beginner crochet project. It doesn’t require a lot of yarn so it is a great way to use up some...
Zoo animals crochet pattern blog hop 2021

Zoo animals crochet pattern blog hop 2021

Do you love crocheting animals? Amigurumi, plushies or animal appliques? There’s a collection of all types of crocheted animals in the June blog hop that I’m participating in. 16 crochet designers bring you animal patterns. There is one animal per day with...
12 fast and useful crochet tips

12 fast and useful crochet tips

There is always something new to learn in crochet, isn’t there?! Recently I have made many “Shorts” videos in YouTube. You have probably noticed those recently – max one minute long and vertical videos mixed with normal videos on many channels....
Crochet the bobble stitch

Crochet the bobble stitch

The bobble stitch gives texture and interest to many crochet projects. It looks adorable in baby blankets. It can create designs like hearts or squares or just stripes on cushions, bags, afghans and scarves or smaller items like hats and mug cozies. Depending on how...
Easy crochet flower star motif

Easy crochet flower star motif

Crochet these simple flower star motifs for many uses. Depending on the yarn you use, you could make blankets, throws, ponchos, scarves, bags or table cloths, coasters etc. A single flower can be attached on a card too, or used as a purse decoration. You could even...

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