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Free Pattern and Tutorial: Infinity Scarf

Favorite or Queue on Ravelry here. This pattern and tutorial is for our Infinity Scarf. I teach crochet classes and I believe the best way to learn is by using the tubular crochet method. This method allows a beginner to repeat one stitch without turning rows. The beginner is then able to master that one stitch and… Continue reading Free Pattern and Tutorial: Infinity Scarf

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Free Pattern and Tutorial: Coffee Cozy

Favorite or Queue on Ravelry here. Concise, written pattern located at the end of this post. I teach crochet classes, and I believe that the very best first-time crochet project is a coffee cozy. It is small, quick, and tubular. Tubular crochet is excellent for beginners because it provides repetitive practice of one stitch, thus allowing… Continue reading Free Pattern and Tutorial: Coffee Cozy

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Tutorial: Starting and Ending Double Crochet Row in Tubular Crochet

So far in our Tubular Crochet series, none of our patterns have required rows to connect. Rather, we've worked rows in a spiral. Now we are adding to our repertoire. The sunglasses case requires three distinct rows of double crochet, so the two strings for the cinch can weave in the center row. The infinity scarf… Continue reading Tutorial: Starting and Ending Double Crochet Row in Tubular Crochet

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Tubular Crochet Tutorial: Connecting the Chain with Slip Stitch

In tubular crochet, the next step after completing the number of chains a pattern calls for is to connect the chain with a slip stitch. Our first series of beginner crochet patterns uses this simple method to teach you to crochet. The best thing about tubular crochet is you don't need to keep track of… Continue reading Tubular Crochet Tutorial: Connecting the Chain with Slip Stitch

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Tutorial: Slip Stitch

The slip stitch is used to add stitches without adding height to a row. In this case, it is used on the coffee cozy (and Tubular Crochet) to taper off the final row to create a clean line at the end. Like the simple chain, it is easy to make your slip stitches too tight. Think loose. If… Continue reading Tutorial: Slip Stitch