How to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch

Are you getting tired of using regular single crochets or double crochets, and just want a new look for your crochet pieces? One of the amazing things about crochet is that you can take those stitches that you do all the time and turn them into something different! With those basic stitches you can do this beautiful stitch pattern known as the Lemon Peel stitch since it has the texture of a lemon peel. By alternating single crochets and double crochets you can create a new look to your projects! Since this stitch pattern uses just single crochets and double crochets you won’t need to know anything complicated. You can use this stitch pattern in any project such as a sweater, blanket, scarf wall hanging, or dish towels. I’ve been using it in some of the designs I have coming out, and I don’t…

Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet (Step By Step Photo & Video Tutorial)

Tapestry crochet is my new crochet obsession, and today I am going to show you how to do it so that you can use tapestry crochet too! If you’ve seen the beautiful color work that some people do with tapestry crochet, you might think that you could never be able to do it. You totally can! Once you learn the basics of tapestry crochet you can create any pattern that you want, and soon you’ll have beautiful crochet pictures and patterns throughout your home. One of the things that got me back into designing was doing cross stitching, I loved the idea of getting to create pictures out of pixels, and I got to combine my love of drawing with my love of textiles. For a long time I thought that I would never be able to combine those two loves with wanting to design crochet…

How to Crochet the Horizontal Puff Stitch: Photo & Video Tutorial

It’s time for another Stitching Saturday Crochet Stitch tutorial! There are so many fun crochet stitches out there that often it is extremely difficult to choose, which one to teach next. I mean, can’t we just do all of them at once? As I’ve been trying out other makers’ patterns, I’m learning lots of new stitches to begin using in my designs. One of the recent ones that I’ve come to love is the Horizontal Puff Stitch, which is what I’ll be teaching you today!   The horizontal puff stitch is made by doing a double crochet, and then yarn around the post of that double crochet stitch a few times. I had never done this stitch before until I started making Hooked Hazel’s Paired Paths shawl. Her shawl pattern uses Horizontal Puff stitches as an…

Knit Academy: How to Knit the Knit Stitch

Man, sometimes life just gets ahead of you and you have no idea how you thought you could do so much. That’s what happened to me these last two weeks, and I got way behind on delivering the rest off the Knit Academy lessons. I’m hunkering down though, determined to get them out there so that you can keep learning how to knit! Today’s lesson is all about how to knit the knit stitch. The knit stitch is hands down the most foundational stitch of knitting followed by purling. I love using the knit stitch because it’s simple technique creates a super warm fabric with a classic knitwear look. It can also be combined with the purl stitch to create all manner of combinations, and you’ll be able to use it in almost every knitting project that you’ll…

Bobble Stitch Crochet Tutorial

If there’s one stitch that’s trending in crochet design right now, then it is definitely the bobble stitch. You might have seen it used to accent different crochet patterns, or seen sweaters made completely of bobbles. They’re one of my favorite stitches! I’ve been using them in so many of my designs recently that I had to make myself diversify my stitches more, so everything wouldn’t look the same, haha. What I love about them is that they are such a simple stitch that adds a great pop of texture to a design, and they make the crochet fabric thick and cozy. Bobble stitches are perfect accent stitches to use in crochet patterns! I love using the bobble stitch as a brim on a crochet hat, or for a beautiful texture on a crochet bobble blanket wrap. I’ve…