Tutorial – Linked Double Crochet (ldc)

Linked dc tutorial on StitchesNScraps

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

Puff Stitch tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

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

Knitted Kitchen #11 - Mitered Garter Stitch Square -StitchesNScraps.com

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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Tutorial – How to Make a Quilled Carrot

Quilled Carrot tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

I’ve been working on a scrapbook page of pictures from a friends baby shower. The event had a garden theme featuring bunnies, so I decided to make a carrot embellishment for the page, using a quilling comb. Watch how I did it in this tutorial!

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Free Pattern – Jelly Beads

Jelly Beads - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

It’s stretchy, it’s glittery, it’s jelly yarn! This quick and easy bracelet can be worked up in about 15 minutes. Stack them, share them, give them as gifts. The pattern works for any size – you can even make a really long one and wear it as a necklace. If you’re not into the jelly look, you can make this simple bracelet with other yarns as well.

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Scrappy Stitchers Link Party #28

Boys Cardigan by Just Crochet - most clicked link in Scrappy Stitchers #27

The most clicked link in the February Scrappy Stitchers Link Party was this adorable, nautical cardigan by Just Crochet! Congrats! Now it’s your turn – share your pictures! Remember, any fiber related project you’ve made is fine – it does not have to be your own design and you don’t have to have a blog. You can link up your Ravelry project pages or Instagram photos too. While you’re here, help support each other by clicking on a few of the other entries.

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Fiber Fun in Florida

Heart shaped shell found on St Pete's Beach

If you follow Stitches ‘N’ Scraps on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you already know that I was on vacation in Florida last week. We stayed on St. Pete’s Beach, and enjoyed plenty of beautiful weather, white sands, gulf breezes, magnificent sunsets…and even found a couple of great fiber shops!

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