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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Tutorial – Introduction to Bruges Lace

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Welcome to the New Year, New Technique CAL! This week’s technique is Bruges lace, and one of the patterns is my Bruges Lace Napkin Ring. If you’ve never done Bruges lace before, this pattern is a wonderful introduction.

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Knitted Kitchen #3 – Garter Chevrons

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This Garter Chevron Washcloth is pattern #3 in the 2017 Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop. It’s a simple design with just knits and purls, and is available in 9 inch and 12 inch sizes. The pattern includes both written and charted versions of the instructions. There is also a video tutorial that focuses on reading and following the charts.

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Tutorial – Split / Center Stitches in the Round

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Split or center stitches are just like normal stitches except for where you place your hook. It’s much easier to work split stitches from the right side than from the wrong side, so they’re particularly great for working in the round without turning your work. Normal stitches are staggered between the stitches from previous rounds. As we’ve discussed before, this can cause the rounds to shift. Split stitches, on the other hand, line up directly above the stitches below them, so there’s no shifting!

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Tutorial – Herringbone Half-Double Crochet Decrease

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Earlier, I showed you how to do the herringbone half-double crochet stitch (hhdc). If you’re not familiar with the hhdc stitch, please take a look at that tutorial first. Now let’s look at how to decrease (and increase too) in hhdc.

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Tutorial – Herringbone Half-Double Crochet (hhdc)

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The herringbone half-double crochet stitch creates a lovely, reversible texture, with stitches leaning to the left on one row and the right on the next row. It sounds much more complicated than it is. It’s really just a slight variation on the half-double crochet. Herringbone Half-Double Crochet (hhdc) – Photo Tutorial: (scroll down for video tutorial) Half Double Crochet (hdc) Let’s first … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Changing Colors

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When changing colors, the goal is (usually) to get a nice, clean edge between your color sections. You don’t want to end up with any part of the first color showing in the stitches of the 2nd color. Changing Colors – Photo Tutorial: (scroll down for video tutorial) Here I have a row with a few single crochet, and I’m going to … Continue reading →