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Crochet Stitch: Lace Trestles

For the longest time, I was intimidated by lace patterns. Once I took a leap and tried a few, I was pleasantly surprise by how lace patterns are built with the use of simple stitches.

The definition I found for lace says that it is a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine. Crochet builds this netlike fabric with the basic stitches crocheters first learn. In most cases, if you...

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Crochet Stitch: Lace Trestles

For the longest time, I was intimidated by lace patterns. Once I took a leap and tried a few, I was pleasantly surprise by how lace patterns are built with the use of simple stitches.

The definition I found for lace says that it is “a netlike ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine.” Crochet builds this netlike fabric with the basic stitches crocheters first learn. In most cases, if...

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Crochet Stitch: Bars & Loops

Searching for this months crochet stitch was not easy. Its May, and I usually want to work with light weight yarns in vibrant spring-like colors. But the gray and snowy clouds of this past month in Chicago have me still playing with heavier yarns and patterns that arent as lacy as I would normally choose for this time of year. I looked for a stitch that was a bit in between the two extremes and...

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Crochet Stitch: Bars & Loops

Searching for this month’s crochet stitch was not easy. It’s May, and I usually want to work with light weight yarns in vibrant spring-like colors. But the gray and snowy clouds of this past month in Chicago have me still playing with heavier yarns and patterns that aren’t as lacy as I would normally choose for this time of year. I looked for a stitch that was a bit in between the two extremes and...

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Crochet Stitch: Herringbone Double Crochet

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It always amazes me how many different ways you can manipulate a basic stitch and turn it into something completely different. The first time I created a herringbone double crochet, I thought to myself, why had I never thought to make a stitch this way?

A herringbone design is a sort of interlocking V-shaped zigzag that dates back to the Roman Empire where it was used as a pattern for making roads...

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Crochet Stitch: Herringbone Double Crochet

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It always amazes me how many different ways you can manipulate a basic stitch and turn it into something completely different. The first time I created a herringbone double crochet, I thought to myself, “why had I never thought to make a stitch this way?”

A herringbone design is a sort of interlocking V-shaped zigzag that dates back to the Roman Empire where it was used as a pattern for making...

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