Jun 182016
 
How to crochet the Granny on the Straight stitch

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, In this post we will teach you how to crochet the Granny on the Straight stitch. This stitch originates from the Traditional Granny Square. Unlike the traditional Granny square, the Granny on the Straight stitch is worked on the long or on the wide in straight rows (thus the name). It […]

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 […]

May 032016
 
Crocheting a Black & White Granny on the Straight Blanket

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends, After nearly 2 years and a half break from crocheting, I began practicing the art once again on a beginners level. I started crocheting a blanket using the Granny on the Straight Stitch. It will be given as a gift to my bioenergy therapist, who is treating me free of charge. […]

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 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 […]