Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or jus ...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 increase. Increasing is adding a stitch (or stitches) to your work. There will be many instances when you will need to know how to increase. ...more
The single stitch is a very simple stitch, easy for beginners to master, which can be used to join two granny squares together. This is a useful technique for joining any two crochet pieces together of any size or shape, not just granny squares!
Watch this video to learn how to make a bracelet using seed beads and the African helix stitch. Part 1 of 2 - How to Do the African helix stitch to make a beaded bracelet. Part 2 of 2 - How to Do the African helix stitch to make a beaded bracelet.
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
This video will show how to slip stitches both for purl and for knit, and how to slip stitches if the pattern is a little vague. These instructions provide basic knitting how-to instruction for those just starting out.
This video shows us how to do a lanyard cobra stitch. Here are the following steps. Step 1: First of all take two threads and make a loop of one thread. Step 2: Now take the other thread and make a loop of it and then pass one end of the thread over the other and pass it thr ...more
This how-to video demonstrates everything you need to know for lanyard needs. Follow along and find out how to start and finish a lanyard using the square of box stitch (or the circle stitch) throughout. All you need is two lengths of plastic thread. Use your lanyard as a keyc ...more
Most of the time you will increase on Knit stitches. You can see my article on that here. However, there will be times when you will need to know how to increase on a Purl stitch. Here's how: Watch for a demonstration on increasing on a Purl stitch.. Put the needle in the fron ...more
The star stitch is a great crocheting pattern that works well with single colored or multicolored projects. Learn how to crochet the pretty star stitch by watching and following along with this how-to crafting tutorial. Part 1 of 2 - How to Crochet the star stitch. Part 2 of ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a lanyard twisted triangle stitch. Users will need 3 pieces of gimp with the same length. Take all 3 strings and tie a knot at the end. Now separate all 3 strands from each other and select one of the strands to be the top strand ...more
This video demonstrates how to remove stitches at home, without the assistance of a doctor or other licensed medical professional. You will need a pair of tweezers: in good working condition. You will need a very sharp pair of scissors or clippers. Grab the end of the thread w ...more
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
Stay tuned for this knitting instructional video on the Kitchener Stitch. Grafting with the kitchener stitch requires a bit of concentration. You want to do this when you know you won't be interrupted. With the stitches to be grafted on two parallel, double-pointed knitting n ...more
Check out this knitting and crochet how-to video for crocheting a cable cross over stitch for your new clothing. Part 1 of 2 - How to Crochet a cable cross over stitch. Part 2 of 2 - How to Crochet a cable cross over stitch.
Want to make one of the hottest accessories of this season? The infinity scarf is a versatile addition to your winter wardrobe, and you can dress it up or dress it down. In this two-part video, you'll be shown how you can crochet your own infinity scarf. Part 1 of 2 - How to C ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to weave a (king) cobra stitch for paracord bracelets. First, take a 10 inch cord, fold it in half, then tie a knot at the end of it. Put this on a holder, then tie another chord on the bottom of it and hold it with your knees for tension. Next, ...more
This how-to crochet video offers a simple pattern and instruction for stitching your own cute and easy crocheted hat. Knitted hats don't have to be for winter. While a cozy hat will protect you from the cold, a lighter yarn can add some style in warmer months as well. Check ou ...more
In this bead-weaving video tutorial, there's a quick way to create a beaded rope with different size seed beads, and this video will show you the simple pattern needed to create this wonderful stitch. Learn how to do the spiral weave stitch for jewelry-making by watching this ...more
Add to you crocheting skills by learning basic stitches. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet the basic shell stitch. Crochet several rows of the shell stitch to create larger yarn projects.
This short crochet tutorial shows you a variation on the simple single stitch. If you want your project to have a relatively even surface, you can use the flat single stitch as taught in this video to join your granny squares together.
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
Sometimes your instructions will include having to CAST ON AT THE BEGINNING OF A ROW. It's not difficult and here's how to do it. Starting at the beginning edge of the work CAST ON as many stitches as you need in the usual way of casting on. Knit each newly cast on stitch. ...more
This video knitting tutorial shows how to stitch a twisted stitch cable. This is a ribbing pattern, worked over six rows, with a twisted stitch worked in row 3. Watch this instructional knitting video and learn how to knit a twisted-stitch cable pattern.
Couching is another easy embroidery stitch in hand embroidery, and a great way to create decorative line stitches that scroll and twirl about. It's also widely used for filling areas, and historically was used to great effect during the Middle Ages and Renaissance in a techniq ...more
The slanted stitch is just a variation of the traditional shell stitch. Learn how to crochet the slanted shell stitch by watching and following the step by step instructions in this video tutorial.
Follow this quick video demonstration to see how to knit a shaker rib stitch. The shaker rib is also known as the half fisherman, and that's because it's not as bulky as the fisherman rib. During this process, you'll even see how you can knit one below, or k1b. For the 1st ro ...more
The kitchener stitch, also called grafting, is a knitting technique used to create woven seams. It's commonly used for the toe of knitted socks, but you'll find it used whenever you need an invisible seam.
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a bullion or roll stitch flower. This is a difficult crochet stitch to accomplish. You should master the bullion stitch before beginning to crochet this flower design. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete this ...more
The video demonstrates how to do the two stitches used to make the raspberry stitch, which are purl 3 stitches together, and knit 1 purl 1 knit 1 in the same stitch. To purl 3 stitches together, simply take the next three stitches on the left needle at the same time and purl ...more
This instructional knitting video shows how to use chain stitch embroidery to embellish knitting and crochet projects. Use a tapestry needle and a piece of yarn to add a special decoration to a hand knit sweater, scarf or pair of socks. It's an easy knitting embroidery trick t ...more
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
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
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
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
Get started with stitching in the ditch by attaching the "Zip Bind Tool" and mitering the 1st corner with the "Minute Miter." This instructional quilting video demonstrates how to sew a neat binding onto your quilt using a few innovative tools.
Detailed demonstration of Shell design which can be used as edging or part of a crochet pattern. The second video shows you how the second row of a shell stitch looks. Part 1 of 2 - How to Crochet the shell stitch for edging. Part 2 of 2 - How to Crochet the shell stitch for ...more
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
This instructional knitting video will show you how to knit a garter stitch scarf using bulky weight yarn. If you are a beginner, you may want to avoid knitting your scarf with thin, skinny yarns. These step by step instructions cover casting on, knitting, adding new yarn, and ...more
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
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
An up close demonstration of how to knit a checkerboard pattern stitch by Judy Graham. The checkerboard pattern stitch will be a two color pattern. Learn how to knit from these simple and clear instructions.
In this episode of BFX, Erik shows you how to create a gross and realistic gash that you can stitch up. It looks so good you can even stitch it up on camera! Plus Gary eats a sandwich and an homage to the Simpsons! What else could you want?
Add to you crocheting skills by learning decorative stitches. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet the seed stitch. Crochet several rows of the seed stitch to create larger yarn projects.
While crocheting an Afghan or Tunisian style crochet blanket, you can crochet different patterns and colors into a single row of stitches. Use a large crochet needle and several types of yarn to learn this crocheting trick. You can switch back and forth between colors in the s ...more
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
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
In this bead weaving video tutorial learn step-by-step how to make the very versatile Right Angle Weave for bracelets, necklaces and earrings. The right angle weave creates row upon row of beads, up to any thickness or length desired. Learn how to stitch the right angle bead w ...more
This is a fun and easy stitch you can use to stitch scarves, shawls and other accessories you want to have a lace-like look. This knitting stitch leaves large gaps in the pattern, which look quite pretty and gives it a lace like look. There's two different variations of the li ...more
Ladder stitch in hand embroidery can be one of two stitches. There's the surface embroidery technique that creates a decorative band that looks a lot like a ladder, with edges that look like a chain stitch. There's also a drawn thread technique called ladder stitch that produc ...more
Learn the knit stitch, twisted knit stitch, purl stitch, and basic removal method on a knitting loom. A will need a knitting loom, wool yarn, and a knitting tool. Perform basic loom knitting stitches. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
The rope stitch is a nice hand embroidery stitch, perfect for a thick, corded look, and a member (believe it or not) of the chain stitch family. It looks like overcast stitch on a slant, or trailing on a slant. It's a great stitch for curves. Watch this video from Needle 'n Th ...more
Watch this video to learn how make a beaded ladder stitch ring.
Want to learn how to bind your own books? For aspiring publishers, or artists and fashion designers looking to bind a small quantity of look-books for prospective retailers, this tutorial will be of use. Learn how to do the coptic stitch to bind a book in this two-part video t ...more
Want to create a crochet pattern that doesn't take much time to do but creates a professional-looking finish? This video guides you through the crochet puff stitch, which consists of up and down waves of crochet yarn interspersed with small holes. You can use the crochet puff ...more
Are you interested in doing a crochet project? Watch this two-part video tutorial to learn how to do the daisy star crochet stitch. for this project you will need some yarn and a crochet hook. Part 1 of 2 - How to Crochet the daisy star stitch. Part 2 of 2 - How to Crochet th ...more
Scrabble is definitely my pastime addiction of choice, but it's not the only game I frequent. I'm a big chess fan, crossword lover, and hooked on puzzles—any kind of puzzles. Logic puzzles, sudoko, and... the Rubik's Cube. After seeing Cory's how-to articles on parabolic curv ...more
Learn how to tie the Chain Sinnet Knot. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can tie the Chain Sinnet, Chain Stitch, or Monkey Braid Knot fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Learn to tie knots for your n ...more
Herringbone is a real easy beading stitch that gives a slinky, flexible finish for the final jewelry projects. The herringbone stitch is easy to build beads onto, so the project can be any size desired. Watch this video beaded jewelry tutorial and learn how to do the flat herr ...more
In this free video knitting lesson, you'll see how to create stockinette stitch (St st) shown in the English or throwing style. For more information, including complete, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using stockinette stitches in your own knitting projects, wat ...more