Dec 182014
 
How to crochet an Urban Slouchy Beanie

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, Winter has come and my mom was looking to make a few beanies for me and my sister and she didn’t know where to start. She used to be an avid crocheter, but since taking a break for a few years, she doesn’t remember patterns and things like that. I remembered […]

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 092014
 
How to crochet The Slip Stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, In today’s photo tutorial, we will show you how to crochet the slip stitch. It is a very easy technique in crocheting and it is very useful when finishing a crochet project, or joining parts of a crochet project, like granny squares for a blanket, for example. We could say, it […]

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 292014
 
How to crochet the Basic Chain, a.k.a. the Foundation Chain

Dear Artsy & Craftsy Friends, Welcome to a new photo tutorial that will show you how to crochet the basic chain, also known as the foundation chain. There are a few variations for the foundation of a crochet project, such as the single crochet foundation, the half double crochet foundation, the double crochet foundation and […]

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 132014
 
How to make the Crochet Slipknot

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, You are probably one of those people who want to learn how to crochet and have no idea what to start with. Well, let me tell you that the first thing you need to know in crocheting is how to make the slipknot. “What?!” you’ll say. “But making a slipknot is […]

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 […]

Feb 272014
 
The Old coolorful.com

Dear Visitors, Catalina, the founder of coolorful.com, would like to apologize for the inconvenience of visiting an empty site. Sadly, she got ill in November 2013 and lost her sight and hearing. While in the hospital, she couldn’t manage the site anymore, the web hosting deadline was missed and all her work was lost in […]