How to Crochet the Shells and Pearls Stitch

One of my favorite parts of crochet is getting to combine crochet stitches to create all sorts of different combinations. As I’ve been crocheting garments, one of my go to crochet stitch patterns that I’ve come up with is what I like to call the Shells and Pearls stitch. It’s a combination of the shell stitch and horizontal puff stitch, which creates the affect of shells with pearls in between them. I love it! It’s a unique crochet lace stitch pattern that has beautiful drape, and is super easy to do! This crochet lace stitch pattern has a lot of different uses. I’ve used it for tank tops, cardigans, and want to make a shawl using it. It would be really pretty on a dress, table runner, shawl, scarf, or anything else you’d like a lace pattern on…

4 Ways for How to Seam Crochet Pieces Together

Seaming, some people either love it or hate it. As you crochet and diversify your projects, you’ll often run into crochet projects that are made in multiple pieces and have to be sewn together. For a long time I was afraid of projects with seaming because I never felt like I knew exactly what to do or how to seam crochet pieces together. If you’ve been afraid of seaming too, today I’m here to help! I’ve put together four different methods of seaming crochet pieces together, that will help you feel comfortable with seaming in no time. The four methods in this tutorial are: the whip stitch seam, mattress stitch seam, slip stitch seam, and mattress stitch seam. The first two methods for sewing crochet pieces together involve using a strand of yarn and a yarn needle, and use basic sewing techniques…

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…