Tutorial – Changing Colors

Changing Colors Tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

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 →

Free Pattern – The Grape Beyond

The Grape Beyond - A free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

Get your grape on with this bold, puffy cowl! Cluster stitches “grapes” pop out of a lighter, two-toned background. It’s fast and fun to make, and the size can easily be adjusted. Since it’s worked in the round, the colors can easily be carried from one section to the next, meaning fewer ends to weave in. Try other colors too, and make … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Dc Cluster

Dc Cluster Tutorial - StitchesNScraps.com

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 →