Tutorial – Herringbone Half-Double Crochet Decrease

Herringbone Half Double Crochet Decrease tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

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)

Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc) tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

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 →

Tutorial – Dc Cluster

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Cluster stitches are wonderful for adding texture to a project. Clusters can be made in different ways, so it’s more of a technique than a specific stitch. The basic concept of a cluster stitch is to work several stitches part of the way through, and then finish them all off at once. This is most commonly done with dc, but can … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Crochet Mitered Rectangles

Last week we talked about mitered squares. You can use a similar technique to create mitered rectangles, though it does require a little extra planning up front. Sc Mitered Rectangle: With a mitered rectangle, the first row defines the proportions. So to start, we need to decide what we want those proportions to be. What you’re looking for is the … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Crochet Mitered Square

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Crochet mitered squares are super easy and versatile. They look great in solid colors, but are even more dramatic in self striping yarn, or with each row a different color. Make small squares for a set of coasters, or larger squares as washcloths. If you put several together to make a blanket, you can get some neat effects by rotating them … Continue reading →

Edging – Jacob’s Ladder

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I’m mildly obsessed with Jacob’s ladders. Ever since I did the Jake’s Blankie Crochet-Along last year, I’ve been hooked. I used Jacob’s ladders in my Jacob & Julia bracelet, in my Accidental Beanie, and in my Criss Cross Applesauce square.  I love the chunky, braided look, and the versatility of this stitch. A bold, Jacob’s Ladder edging just seemed like … Continue reading →