tutorials

Here are some tutorials on basic skills you will need to make your own projects:

Crochet basic stitches and skills

Chain stitch

It is usually abbreviated as ch in patterns. This is the base of most crochet work. It is used in foundation row in linear crochet and working in rounds. It is shown in diagrams represented by a empty circle or oval . Download instructions for Chain Stitch

 

 


Double crochet stitch

It is usually abbreviated as dc in patterns. In the US is known as single crochet (sc). This stitch creates a tight mesh. It is commonly used in amigurumi (3D shapes such as dolls and stuffed creatures). In diagrams it is represented by an + or X. Download instructions for Double Crochet Stitch

 


Treble crochet stitch

It is usually abbreviated as tc in patterns. In the US is known as double crochet (dc). This stitch creates little posts and a loose mesh. Treble crochet is used in clusters and shells and in techniques such as Filet Crochet. In diagrams it is represented by a T crossed with one line. Download instructions for Treble Crochet Stitch.

 


Slip stitch

It is usually abbreviated as ss in patterns. This stitch is used to finish rows and close circles. Slip stitches can also be used to attach a new yarn to the work. When counting stitches, slip stitches are not usually counted. They are represented in diagrams by a filled in circle or dot. Download instructions for Slip Stitch.

 


Slip knot

Learn how to make the slip knot so you can start your crochet projects. Download instructions for Slip knot.

 

 


Fastening off

Learn how to finish off your crochet work. Download instructions for fastening off crochet.