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 – dc3tog (Double Crochet 3 Together)

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The double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) stitch is worked over 3 stitches and is a way to decrease by 2 stitches at a time. If you’re familiar with the dc2tog stitch or dc clusters, this is very similar. Here’s how it works: (Click on images to enlarge) I will be working into these 3 stitches   Start out just like you would … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Slanted Double DC Decrease

This stitch decreases two stitches at once in double crochet. In other words, 3 stitches become 1 stitch. Rather than a centered decrease, this one leans to the right. When used at the end of a row, it creates a smooth, angled edge.

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