Don't get us wrong; we'd never pass up a lazy Friday night spent watching "Sleepless in Seattle" with our girlfriends in our comfiest sweat pants with our hair up in a bun and not a stitch of makeup on, but sometimes a girl wants to feel - and look fabulous. Check out this ha ...more
Linen Stitch Video
The buttonhole stitch is used in many types of hand embroidery - general surface embroidery, crazy quilting, whitework and cutwork, Mountmellick embroidery, needle lace, filet work - you name it, buttonhole stitch fits in somehow. It's a super versatile stitch, and once you ha ...more
The oyster stitch is an isolated stitch. It is a combination stitch using the twisted detached chain stitch which is "surrounded" by an "open" chain stitch, or even a fly stitch. The oyster stitch makes a filled oval shape, suitable for flower petals or individual buds and acc ...more
In this video, we learn how to knit a hat on circular needles. First, use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and make sure no stitches are twisted around. Now, join the two ends by knitting your stitch and using both of the loose ends at once. You will now star ...more
The Chevron Stitch is used in hand embroidery to work decorative bands and seam embellishments. It's a great stitch for smocking, too. Chevron Stitch is a lot like the herringbone stitch, differing only slightly by the fact that the stitches on the upwards stroke do not cross ...more
Missing the pure fundamentals when it comes to crocheting? Well, this video will teach you one very important method— triple crochet. Listen closely and follow along to learn the proper technique of stitching the triple crochet. You just need your crochet hook and some yarn.
Make a do-it-yourself shoe! This video sewing tutorial shows how to put together Simple's first DIY shoe. Watch and follow along to sew and assemble a hand-made shoe from Simple.
Improve you crocheting skills by learning basic decorative stitches. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet a single crochet ripple. Crochet several rows of the ripple stitch to create larger yarn projects.
Improve you crocheting skills by learning the basics. This how to video is a tutorial that shows you how to crochet a quadruple crochet, abbreviated QC. Crochet several rows of them to create large handmade projects.
You can learn how to crochet a kingston cap! First step is to wrap the yarn over the hook and then slip the hook through the stitch. Next, wrap it over and pull through. After that you want to wrap the yarn over pull through to make two loops. Leave those loops on the hook. Th ...more
In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the auto blend command that allows you to merge multiple pictures together into a single larger document. When you have a large scan and you have to scan it in multiple pieces and then stitch it together or if you ...more
Another hand embroidery stitch that's great for beginning embroidery - the whipped running stitch. It's a simple, quick stitch to work. This stitch is one of many line stitches that can be used for bold or delicate outlines, depending on your choice of thread. Watch this video ...more
The detached chain stitch, also known as the "lazy daisy" or just "daisy" stitch, is a pretty popular embroidery stitch. It's perfect, of course, for flowers, but can be used in lots of different ways. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done. Video: .
The drizzle stitch is a "texture" stitch. It makes an individual, almost-upright, slightly twisted "tower" on your fabric. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done. Video: .
There are many dimensional embroidery stitches , but one of the most fun is the woven picot. You can do a lot with it! It's an easy embroidery stitch - it looks more advanced than it actually is! It's a great stitch for adding texture to your embroidery project, and it doesn't ...more
Watch this instructional video to accomplish the knitting technique: M1R / M1L: Make One Right / Left. A make one, abbreviated M1 in knitting patterns, is an increase stitch. In some instances the slant of the increase does not matter, but, when it does, it's helpful to know h ...more
This is an improved ssk (slip slip knit), for which I must give credit to Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen. It's improved because it lays a bit flatter and more closely matches the right slanting knit two together (k2tog). You slip the first stitch as if to knit, the seco ...more
Once you have learned how to do ribbing on double-pointed needles, you will have to learn how to bind off on double-pointed needles. It's really quite easy. Just follow the steps below. Knit the first 2 stitches on the first needle. Insert left needle into the front of the st ...more
So, you're addicted to that award-winning, science-fiction, first-person shooter, computer game Crysis, are ya? Well, then you probably know a bit about the Sandbox 2 level editor then, don't ya? Well, if you need to figure out how to make 1:1 scaled maps in Sandbox to go int ...more
Stay tuned for this knitting demonstration video. This three needle bind off technique produces a very neat, flexible shoulder seam – and, no sewing is required. Begin by moving the shoulder stitches from their stitch holders to appropriately sized needles. I like to use doub ...more
This clip demonstrates the continental-style Norwegian purl stitch, an alternative method for purling that may save some knitters time when they are working ribbing. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, and to get started utilizing this decrease ...more
The stem stitch is a versatile embroidery stitch. It can be used to outline or to fill an area. Learn how to do it yourself with this video from Needle 'n Thread. Video: .
The cretan stitch is used in hand embroidery to create bands, to fill (any shape - leaves, for example), and it can be worked closed or open, depending on the effect you want. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to see how it's done. Video: .
The feather stitch is an easy stitch for hand embroidery. It's worked vertically, from top to bottom in a kind of back-and-forth, right-and-left motion. You can use the feather stitch in hand embroidery for edges and borders, it's used often in crazy quilting as a seam embelli ...more
This is a small sample of knitting, shown from cast-on to bind-off. Topic covers how to weave in cast-on and bind-off ends, and how to avoid those loose side stitches. This is a long overall stitch demo, from just string and sticks, to knitted fabric! Great tips for how to dea ...more
Watch this instructional video to learn how to make a messenger bag out of trash bags. All you need to do is melt some trash bags together with an iron and wax paper, stitch them up, and then add some necessary buckles and pack accessories. Join Bre Pettis and Make Magazine fo ...more
In this video, we learn how to increase and decrease treble or triple crochet. First, make a chain of ten, then do a few yarn overs. Treble into the next stitch by placing the yarn over your hook twice and drawing out the loop. Draw through two three times, then your treble wi ...more
If you've ever sewn or worked with fabric, you know what no matter how great that shirt turns out it must be hemmed (raw edges sealed with a stitch) in order for your work to last. The same principle goes for delicate duct tape art. If you've created a pattern you'd like to k ...more
When you make an actual garment you will have to know how to decrease and increase stitches. For this article we'll deal with just the decrease. There are two ways to decrease in knitting. If you're knitting a garment one way is done at the beginning of the row and the other ...more
Knitting the rib stitch crochet pattern can be learned fairly easily with practice. Learn how to knit the rib stitch crochet in this series of free crochet video lessons. Part 1 of 10 - How to Knit the rib stitch crochet. Knit the rib stitch crochet - Part 2 of 10. Click throu ...more
Reading crochet instructions for beginners isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. But fear not, I'm here to help! :) Follow these easy steps to make sure you follow crochet instructions properly: Select a pattern that matches your abilities. Crochet patterns come with diffe ...more
Knitting and purling are two of the most important parts of crochet, and once your get them down you should be able to do the texture stitch in this video, called alternatively a seed, British, or Irish moss stitch. Watch the video for instructions.
This how-to video demonstrates the dot stitch knitting pattern. The dot stitch creates a textured, pebble-like surface on the knitted piece. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do the dot stitch pattern.
This how-to video demonstrates the bamboo stitch knitting pattern. The bamboo stitch is very textured, and involves yarn-overs on the knit stitches. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do the bamboo stitch pattern.
Watch this video and learn a fundamental crocheting stitch. This short video will show you how to crochet a triple crochet stitch (trc) or a treble crochet.
Watch this video and learn a fundamental stitch in crocheting. This short video will show you how to crochet a half double crochet stitch.
This how-to video demonstrates the elongated knitting stitch. There are a few different ways to make a n elongated stitch, by wrapping the needles before knitting, placing yarnovers, or dropping the knit stitches. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to knit an elo ...more
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a bullion or roll stitch. This is a difficult crochet stitch to accomplish. This video provides an alternative method of completing the crochet stitch using a homemade tool. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete ...more
This video crocheting tutorial shows how to crochet the basic Tunisian stitch, and how to use it to perform a color change. Crochet Andy's directions are especially easy to follow thanks to color-coded yarn. Learn how to crochet the basic Tunisian stitch by watching this instr ...more
How To Crochet: Double Crochet Stitch is a short video that demonstrates how to create the double stitch. As show in the video, you will need yarn as well as a crochet hook. The video shows step by step how to create this specific type of stitch. The narrator explains that the ...more
This how-to video demonstrates the twin rib stitch knitting pattern. The twin rib stitch has a lot of stretch and looks the same on both sides, making it useful for knitting projects that will have both side visibility. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do th ...more
This video will show you how to make a knit stitch using the Continental method.This video will show you how to make a knit stitch using the Continental method. In basic knitting, the knit stitch is always coupled with the purl stitch. So, once you can knit stitch, you are wel ...more
Here's a video tutorial for the seed stitch used in hand embroidery. This is a very simple filling technique! Seed stitch looks great when it's worked either in a uniform pattern (as it is in the video) or when it's worked randomly. Watch this video from Needle 'n Thread to se ...more
This video crocheting tutorial shows how to do the half double crochet stitch. The half double crochet stitch is larger than a single crochet stitch, but not as large as a double. Watch this instructional video and learn how to stitch the half double crochet.
The moss stitch, as demonstrated in this how-to video, is just a knitting pattern alternating between a knit and a purl stitch. It's very easy to do, but comes in two varieties, American, with the right hand, and English, with the left hand. Watch this video knitting tutorial ...more
Want to learn how to crochet? Then watch this how to video to learn a more advanced stitch in crocheting. Once you have mastered the basic single crochet stitch you can try the double crochet stitch. The double crochet stitch is a little more advanced, watch the video and foll ...more
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
This how-to video provides a demonstration of pass slipped stitch over, PSSO, or slip knit pass, SKP. The PSSO is a very common way to decrease stitches on a row, and is much easier to do than say. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to knit a pass slipped stitch ...more
Get started in the world of crochet? Get educated about the triple treble stitch with help from this video! This stitch is very very high if you crochet it in thick wool... It's best to be used with fine cotton. Note: This stitch is called a "triple treble stitch" in the US, ...more
This video knitting tutorial demonstrates a technique for how to stitch two sides at once with a double-knitting technique. It's like knitting a tube. Learn how to stitch a double-knitting technique by watching this instructional video.
In this beading video tutorial you'll see how quick and easy it is to create this basic stitch - a must know stitch for weaving many other stitches! The ladder stitch creates a row of beads as long as you want to make it. Learn how to do a ladder stitch with beads by watching ...more
This video demonstration is on the seed stitch, also called the moss stitch in Continental knitting. This is different then ribbing because instead of following the pattern for k1, p1, through the rows you change each row giving a whole different effect than ribbing. Do the se ...more
This video demonstrates how to do a duplicate stitch join (shows how to Weave in the Ends).This is most commonly used with two-color join. This method gives you great control. Do a duplicate stitch join. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com
This video demonstrates how to make a mattress stitch seam. This method of joining seams makes an invisible side seam. This is a great joining method for the side of sweaters or hats. Make a mattress stitch seam. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com
This how-to video demonstrates the purl stitch using the continental method, or with the left hand. Start with the yarn in left hand. The middle finger (or index finger) is used to push the yarn down and to the right, to where the right needle can easily push it back through t ...more
Watch this instructional knitting video knit a stockinette stitch using the Contintental method. This means you will knit on one side of the piece and purl on the other side. Stockinette stitch tends to curl at the edges, which add a nice finishing touch to sweaters or hats. K ...more
Conquer a brand new loom stitch! This video is the first to demonstrate the the triple knit stitch on a loom. Create beuatiful works of woolen art by following the instructions in this video. Learn how to knit the triple knit stitch on a loom and take your knitting to a whole ...more
This video demonstrates how to do a Kitchener stitch for joining seams, this is also know as grafting and weaving. This is used for invisible horizontal seams. Do a Kitchener stitch for seams. Click through to watch this video on knittinghelp.com
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
Watch this two part instructional knitting video to knit a spider stitch. A spider stitch is a stitch used in lace making to fill in open spaces with threads resembling a cobweb. The knitter's version of this stitch makes an elegant, open weave pattern.The Continental method i ...more