How to Do the Blanket Stitch

How To : Sew a blanket stitch

Using felt or another thick fabric for your current sewing project? Need to reinforce the edge of a thick material? You will then need the blanket stitch! In this tutorial, learn how to sew a blanket stitch the correct way.

How To : Do a blanket stitch

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to do a blanket stitch. Begin by threading your needle. Then put the needle through only one side. Now run the needle through the other side, at the same place. Run another one through the same place to bind the edge. Now run the ...more

How To : Embroider the blanket stitch on crocheted projects

Add an even more personal touch to your crocheted projects. This how to video is a tutorial on how to embroider crochet projects with the blanket stitch. This stitch is typically used to embroider cloth, but you can embroider just about anything.

How To : Crochet a Catherine Wheel stitch blanket

This video tutorial demonstrates how to crochet a Catherine Wheel stitch blanket. Stitching a Catherine Wheel takes more time than other crochet patterns, but it is well worth it. As seen here, it is possible to crochet two colors of yarn as one to re-enforce the rainbow grada ...more

How To : Crochet a blanket with the wavy shell stitch

Lets create a blanket from scratch using only the wavy shell stitch. This crochet how-to video is an example of how to crochet a blanket out of the wavy shell stitch only using three colors. Go as large as you need to and as big as you want with the crocheted blanket. The colo ...more

How To : Get a pattern for a wool blanket shirt

In order to pattern a wool blanket shirt, you'll need a blanket, scissors, a needle, and thread. Lay your blanket out on the floor. Fold it over at 2/3 of the way. Lay down on the blanket, in order to decide how long you would like your shirt to be. Then, make adjustment to i ...more

How To : Knit a button loop

Berroco knit bits shows how to knit a button loop easily within minutes. 1) Thread a tapestry needle with a 18-24″ piece of yarn. 2) Knot the end of the yarn and insert the needle where you want your first button loop. 3) Make a second stitch an inch or so away from the ...more

How To : Do a crochet Boucan pattern stitch for Afghans

Is your pregnant friend having a baby shower soon? Forget the gift baskets full of teensy baby clothes and pacifiers and all the other cliche gifts you can give your pal. Rather, take both mother and child into account when gifting and create a large Afghan blanket. Watch thi ...more

How To : Crochet a crinkle stitch for left handers

Expand your crocheting repertoire by learning how to crochet a crinkle stitch, which does indeed replicate fabric crinkles. With very hole-y yet tightly woven vertical lines of yarn intersection with horizontal ones, this type of stitch creates excellent warm fabric for scarve ...more

How To : Do a boxed block stitch for right handers

This crochet stitch tutorial is definitely not for beginner crocheters, as it involves a rather difficult pattern called the crochet boxed block stitch, but the results are fabulous if you're an advanced or intermediate knotter and approach the project with patience. In this ...more

How To : Crochet a single rib stitch for left handers

Are you a left-handed crochet addict who's tired of finding only right-hander oriented YouTube crochet tutorials and having to put a mirror up to the screen to get what the heck is going on? Despair no more. Mikey from Mikeyssmail is hosting this crochet tutorial featuring th ...more

How To : Do the crochet single rib stitch for right handers

A crochet single rib stitch is essentially a fancy way of saying a crochet stitch with an undulating up and down pattern. A "rib," or elevated stitch, runs across the finished piece vertically, forming an interesting pattern that can be used to accentuate scarves and mittens. ...more

How To : Do a crochet stitch A pattern for summer

Any good crochet artist will tell you that most crochet patterns can be mastered more easily simply by sticking to one color yarn. Once you begin adding different colors to the same stitch, it becomes an integrative process as well as a learning one. The multiple for this pro ...more

How To : Knit Ribbing

The two basic stitches in knitting are the Knit Stitch and the Purl Stitch. Once you know how to do both of them you can put them together to make RIBBING. RIBBING is usually, but not always, used at the bottom of a garment, as well as at the cuffs and at the neck. It's also a ...more

How To : Bind Off on a Purl Stitch

You've come to the end of your work and are ready to BIND OFF, but you're on a PURL row. What to do? You've learned how to BIND OFF on a knit stitch, but this is something new. Usually you will do the BIND OFF stitch on a knit row, but now your pattern is telling you to BIND O ...more

How To : Bind Off or Cast Off Knitting

You have learned to Cast On, you know how to do the Knit Stitch and the Purl Stitch. Now you've come to the end of your first project and you don't know what to do next. You will need to know how to Bind Off. Binding off, sometimes called Casting off, is how you end your work. ...more

How To : Knit a Snowflake

For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose. Here is the snowflake graph to follo ...more

How To : Crochet a thick fuzzy baby blanket

This film shows how to make a thick fuzzy baby blanket using crochet. The presenter takes some soft red wool and starts using a simple chain stitch. You need a basic knowledge of the stitches before you start. Then you chain stitch three more times before double crocheting, wr ...more

How To : Crochet a scarf with the ripple stitch

Lets create a blanket from scratch using only the ripple stitch. These crochet how-to videos are an example of how to crochet a blanket solely out of the ripple stitch. Go as large as you need to and as big as you want with the crocheted blanket. The colors and size is up to y ...more

How To : Make a fleece blanket with crocheted edges

If you would like to crotchet around the edges of a fleece blanket you will need a fleece blanket, yarn and a hook. You will first need to clip holes in the blanket with a slip stitch blade. These wholes will distinguish where the crotchet chains will go around the fleece blan ...more

How To : Knit the Like Lace Stitch

The Like Lace Stitch This is a beautiful stitch that can be done on any size needle and with any size yarn. When you use a small size needle and thin yarn it will come out looking very delicate. When you use a larger needle and bulky yarn it will come out thick and cozy. It's ...more

How To : Make a standard blanket from crocheting

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a standard blanket from crocheting. First, you will start your crochet by positioning the material into your hand. Then, you will need to tuck in between your ring and middle finger and around the others. The fingers will control the tens ...more

How To : Do a Tunisian knit crochet stitch

Crochet a Tunisian knit stitch with a long crochet hook. Begin with a chain of forty loops. This instructional crochet video demonstrates how to do a Tunisian knit stitch with a six row example. The Tunisian stitch is also known as the Afghan stitch, traditionally used for cro ...more

How To : Crochet a galaxy or snowflake stitch

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a galaxy stitch. This crochet method creates an intricate snowflake pattern. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete this project. This galaxy or snowflake pattern creates a complex crochet weave for warm yet brea ...more

How To : Double crochet left handed

This instructional crocheting video demonstrates how to do a front post double crochet stitch and a back post double crochet stitch with your left hand. The double crochet stitch creates thick and tightly woven stitch that is good for blankets, sweaters, and other warm winter ...more

How To : Crochet a variation of a ripple stitch

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a variation of the classic ripple stitch. This is an intermediate level crochet project, but the visual guidelines are simple and easy to follow. Use this interesting ripple stitch design to crochet blankets, sweaters, or light ...more

How To : Crochet simple open work stitches

Open work makes a project go really fast. You might not be the warmest on a cold winter night, but it still looks nice. An open work stitch is basically a three to two configuration. This is the perfect beginner's project. These crochet blankets will keep you warm but won't st ...more

How To : Crochet a cross stitching

Watch this instructional crochet video to witness the basics of cross stitching. This is a slow process, but the cross stich creates a much more three dimensional pattern that appears on both sides of the blanket. This example uses two colors to point out the crochet steps. Af ...more

How To : Crochet patterns

Changing patterns is easy once you get the simple basic stitch idea in your mind. With consistency, you can complete a large blanket without trouble. Watch this instructional crochet video for some advice on how to count out stitches with a complex crochet pattern.

How To : Crochet a cross stitch

Cross Stitching isn't for impatient people. Watch this instructional crochet video to master the cross stitch. The cross stitch creates a satisfying three dimensional look and a warmer sweater or blanket. This crochet process also takes much longer than standard crocheting, so ...more

How To : Knit the Moss Stitch

There are certain stitches that work well when you want both sides of the work to look pretty much the same. These stitches are good for scarves, shawls baby blankets and throws. One of these stitches is called the MOSS STITCH. It's a pretty stitch and easy to do. Of course, y ...more

How To : Crochet a crinkle stitch for right handers

Expand your crocheting repertoire by learning how to crochet a crinkle stitch, which does indeed replicate fabric crinkles. With very hole-y yet tightly woven vertical lines of yarn intersection with horizontal ones, this type of stitch creates excellent warm fabric for scarve ...more

How To : Single crochet half circle ear flaps for a hat

Use a single crochet stitch to crochet half circle shapes. Use any type of yarn and crochet needle to complete this project. Half circles can be used as ear flaps for hats, additions to blankets, or serve as cute pockets on sweaters.

How To : Double crochet half circle ear flaps for a hat

Use a double crochet stitch to crochet half circle shapes. Use any type of yarn and crochet needle to complete this project. Half circles can be used as ear flaps for hats, additions to blankets, or serve as cute pockets on sweaters.

How To : Crochet a color change with a Tunisian stitch

Watch this instructional crocheting video to crochet a color change on an Afghan or Tunisian style crochet blanket. Use a large crochet needle and several different colors of yarn. These clear visual guidelines allow you to switch colors of yarn on your crochet project quickly ...more

How To : Knit the Garter Stitch

Once you know how to CAST ON and do the KNIT STITCH you are ready to start a project. VIDEO DEMONSTRATION HOW TO KNIT THE GARTER STITCH. The GARTER STITCH is simply KNIT EVERY ROW. You can make a lovely scarf with the GARTER STITCH, or a potholder or wash cloth. You can make a ...more

How To : Machine knit with a Brother KE-100 motor drive

If you have been curious about the Brother KE-100 electric motor drive, this video will explain some of it's features and demonstrate how it works. Basically what the motor drives does is replace the movement of your own hands, or even more simply put, it can't change stitches ...more

How To : Loom Knit The Twisted Knit Stitch

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How To : Knit a Lacey Eyelet Rib Pattern

There are not many stitches that are more beautiful than this LACEY EYELET RIB STITCH. And, there are few that are easier. Most knitters are apprehensive about knitting any lace patterns, and truthfully, many are difficult because of so many rows. This one, however, consists o ...more

How To : Knit the Garter Stitch

There are two basic stitches in knitting. One is the KNIT STITCH, the other is the PURL STITCH. The GARTER STITCH itself is quite simple. You knit every stitch on every row of your knitting. It's the first stitch one learns in knitting. It's the easiest of all the knitting sti ...more

How To : Choose crochet projects

Crocheting is a great hobby. It could even be a great business if you're good enough. But how do you go about figuring out what to crochet? What projects peak your interest, or others' interest? If you know some basic crochet stitches, it may be time to move on to a challengin ...more

How To : Do an I Cord Bind Off

An I CORD BIND OFF is a useful technique to know. It makes a nice edging for a pocket or around a potholder or blanket. Here's what an I CORD BIND OFF looks like: How to Do an I Cord Bind Off Cast on 3 extra stitches at the beginning of the row. K 2 stitches. K next 2 sts ...more

How To : Knit the Seed Stitch

There will be many times when you will want both sides of your work to look the same. One of those times, for instance, might be when you are making a scarf. Another time you might be making a shawl. Or it might be a baby blanket, an afghan or a throw. You'll see, as you're kn ...more

How To : Knit The Raspberry Stitch

There are many beautiful stitches to learn in knitting. Some are harder than others. Some look hard, but really aren't. The RASPBERRY STITCH (shown in the header) is a quite easy. Once you get into the rhythm of doing it and practice for awhile you'll agree. The pattern seque ...more

How To : Create a quick & easy fleece blanket

In order to create a fleece blanket, you will need 2 layers of fabric, for a no-sew version. Cut them evenly. Cut the 2 pieces of fabric to equal size. Cut away a 4" square from each of the corners. Then, cut 1" strips around the edges. Then, tie each pair of strips in a knot. ...more

News : New pattern

I am coming up with a new pattern! I was working on a scrap afghan from a pattern, was inspired to make changes, I thought, "This stitch would be better and this multiple would be better," and am writing a whole new pattern!  The inspiration is a pattern in the book, Great Big ...more

How To : Choose the right needles for a knitting project

Knitting with the wrong needles is like playing soccer with a bowling ball –you’ll end up frustrated and disappointed. You Will Need * The pattern for the project you plan to knit Step 1. Check instructions Check the instructions of the pattern you’ve chosen. It may requir ...more

How To : Crochet an afghan

In this instructional video series, our expert will demonstrate how to crochet an afghan. She will demonstrate an afghan pattern and how to attach each row of crochet stitches. If you are familiar with crocheting and want to make a beautiful afghan our expert can walk you thro ...more

How To : Knit the Bamboo Stitch

The bamboo stitch is a beautiful, versatile stitch that can be used for lots of different kinds of projects. I especially love using it for baby blankets and scarves. It is an easy, reversible stitch. Both sides aren't the same, but both are very nice looking. Here are the in ...more

How To : Knit Straight on a Circular Needle

I love circular needles! I use a circular most of the time, even when I am knitting straight. One of the reasons I love knitting on a circular is because with a circular needle, you don't have to worry about dropping a needle. You just have one. It's particularly good to knit ...more

How To : Bind Off Ribbing

Now that you have learned how to knit ribbing, you will have to know how to bind off ribbing. If you have knitted something that needs to have a stretch to it, such as socks or a neck, this is a very important technique to know. Here are the instructions for binding off ribbi ...more

How To : Make a baby blanket

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a baby blanket. First, cut out a pattern (you can used old shirts and jackets) and line it against a liner fabric, and cut it out. Now, take the ends of the fabric and sew them 1/2 inch in. Then, sew both the liner fabric and the original ...more

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