As it’s my first time writing a post for Knitcrate, let me briefly introduce myself. My name is Julie, and I am a crochet designer & instructor (scroll down to check out some of my work)!
Having designed for Knitcrate before, I know that this is a wonderful group of people. It makes me happy to work with them with regards to crochet. I was so excited to open this month’s Knitcrate Membership package and discover that the crochet pattern was by Brenda Anderson, and that it was for socks. I simply love designing socks, crocheting socks, wearing crocheted socks, … you get the idea!
If you read through the pattern and were curious about some of the special stitches, I’m here for you. I realize that not everyone knows what the front or back loops of a stitch are, and so I made you a quick video to explain exactly that, and where to work when instructed to work in the back loop.
Where is the back loop?
I am an avid fan of extended stitches to add height and elasticity to crochet projects, but I know that many people haven’t come across them too often. The video I made shows that it’s just 1 additional step from a single crochet to an extended single crochet.
How to work an Extended Single Crochet
And while we’re already discussing extended stitches, and how they’re made, I made a video to show you how to work extended single crochet decreases, which are also used in Brenda’s pattern.
How to work an Extended Single Crochet Decrease
I really do hope you’ll crochet this lovely sock pattern! Until next time!
Julie runs the popular crafting site Accrochet! where she shares her enthusiasm for crochet and crochet patterns through colorful, dynamic tutorials and videos. You can find her on Ravelry, Instagram or Facebook. Julie offers her patterns and tutorials in English and sometimes in French.