Jun 112016
 
How to crochet the Anchored Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, Today’s article will show you how to crochet an Anchored Stitch. Why anchored, you might wonder? Well we thought about how to name the stitch and we noticed that the mixture of double crochet stitches in V and one other on top of them looks like an anchor. We admit that […]

Jun 092016
 
How to crochet a variation of the Arcade Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, This post will show you how to crochet a variation of the Arcade Stitch, which is one of the easiest stitches, even if it looks fancy and complicated. However, this particular variation is not for those of you who are faint at heart, because it requires a lot of attention and […]

Jun 082015
 
How to crochet a pairing of Single and Double Crochet Stitches

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, It has been a long time since we last posted instructions for crochet stitches. We are going through major changes, but once in a while, we like to get our hands on crochet tools and play. Today we are posting instructions on how to crochet a pairing of single and double […]

Feb 252015
 
How to crochet the Spider Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, Welcome to yet another pattern for a fancy stitch. We know that Halloween has already passed, but even so, adding a new stitch to your crochet dictionary is always a bonus. Today’s written instructions will show you how to crochet the spider stitch. You can use it to crochet scarves, cardigans, […]

Feb 062015
 
How to crochet The Tulip Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, We apologize for the over a month break, but, as you probably remember, one of The Coolorburbians is still recovering after a stroke (that’s me). So, my sister and I are now in Bucharest so I can get more alternative therapy. There is a noticeable progress with the therapy. In any […]

Dec 152014
 
How to crochet the Moss Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, Today’s written instructions will show you how to crochet the Moss Stitch. It is a fancy stitch that looks complicated, making you wonder: “How do you do this?” In reality, it is a very simple stitch and to make it, you will only need to know how to slip stitch and […]

Dec 022014
 
How to crochet a beginner Elongated Rhombus Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, Welcome to yet another “name this stitch” written instructions. We thought the pattern looks like a rhombus, so we decided to name the stitch the elongated rhombus stitch. The pattern is composed from two parts: one that looks solid and one that looks like a lace. It can be used to […]

Nov 212014
 
How to crochet the Good Old Lace Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy friends, Have you ever looked at a lacey poncho or a lacey shawl and wondered “What stitch is used for this pattern?” It’s none other than the good old lace and variations of this stitch. The following written instructions will explain how to crochet the basic lace. Let’s start with the explanation. […]

Nov 152014
 
How to Crochet the Arcade Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, I, Cătălina, came across this stitch in one of my Romanian books with crochet patterns and, at first, didn’t know how to name it. While looking closer and closer to my swatch I was making, I realized that each row started looking like an arcade. Hence the name The Arcade Stitch. […]

Nov 092014
 
How to crochet an opposed V stitch

Abbreviations: ch – chain; ch- – refers to chain previously made; ch-sp – chain space; dc – double crochet; beg ch – beginning chain space. Level: beginner. Tip: Before committing yourself to a larger project, learn the new stitch on a smaller swatch. Work a loose chain from multiples of 6, plus 3 extra chains […]