Knitted Kitchen #20 – Butterfly Stitch

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The Butterfly Stitch washcloth is pattern #20 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. This simple technique uses slip stitches to create a unique texture. The pattern includes written & charted instructions, plus a video tutorial.

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Knitted Kitchen #16 – Brick Stitch

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The Brick Stitch washcloth is pattern #16 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. This square uses a type of colorwork where you only work with one color on each row, and slip stitches are used to carry one color up into the next. The pattern includes written & charted instructions, plus a video tutorial.

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Tutorial – Crocheting with Beads (pre-strung)

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Ready to add a bit of sparkle to your crochet? There are several different ways to add beads to crochet, and all end up having a slightly different effect. In this tutorial we’re looking at crocheting with beads that have been pre-strung. This means we string the beads onto the yarn first, and then work them in as we go along.

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Tutorial – Linked Double Crochet (ldc)

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Double crochets are fast and easy, but for some applications they are too loose and leave unwanted gaps. Linked double crochet (ldc) stitches close those gaps by linking the stitches together in the middle. This creates a firmer, denser fabric that’s not quite as stiff or thick as single crochet. I love ldc for borders on lacier items. It can add shape and structure to an otherwise floppy piece, while creating a decorative edge. It’s also great for things like pockets where you still want a little drape, but want to limit gaps.

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Tutorial – Puff Stitches

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Puff stitches are soft, squishy, versatile, and easy to make. Learn how with this tutorial!

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Knitted Kitchen #11 – Mitered Garter Stitch

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The Mitered Garter Stitch washcloth is pattern #11 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. This square has a unique construction, highlighted by the ridges in the garter stitch. The pattern includes written instructions and a video tutorial.

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Knitted Kitchen #7 – Itty Bitty Bobbles Washcloth

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The Itty Bitty Bobbles Washcloth is pattern #7 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. These tiny, 2-row bobbles are easy to make and do not involve turning your work back and forth for each bobble, like larger ones do. They create a fun, scrubby texture too! The pattern includes both written and charted versions of the instructions. There is also a video tutorial for making the bobbles.

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