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Crochet i-Cord Tutorial

Posted by Jorie Jones on

The crochet i-cord is a great technique to know for a variety of reasons. It can be used to create bag handles, tie strings on bags, stems on fall pumpkins and more. This version of the i-cord is using 3 loops, however you can add loops to creating a larger i-cord if desired but adjusting your starting chain.  To begin ... ch 4 Insert hook into second chain from the hook, pull up a loop Insert hook in next chain, pull up a loop Insert hook in last chain, pull up a loop Carefully remove the first two loops from...

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Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC) Tutorial

Posted by Jorie Jones on

The use of a foundation chain instead of a your traditional crochet chain not only provides a cleaner finished look, it also provides more stretch than a standard chain.  Step 1 Begin with a standard slip knot on your hook Step 2 Chain 2 Step 3 Yarn over and insert hook into first chain (2nd chain from hook) Step 4 Yarn over and pull loop through FIRST loop on hook Step 5 Yarn over and pull loop through FIRST loop on hook (just like we did on Step Four) Step 6 Yarn over and pull loop through all three loops on...

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Crab Stitch Tutorial

Posted by Jorie Jones on

Crab Stitch is essentially a reverse single crochet. The texture and simplicity makes it ideal for a final border row on just about anything you can imagine. Also, it is not a stitch that can easily have any rounds or rows following it as it would create a generally messy appearance.  It is easiest to work a moss stitch into a round of single crochet to ensure more even stitch placement. It is possible to place moss stitch as the only border around a project if you prefer.  For this tutorial, I have made a simple square using HDC, using a...

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