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How to crochet tutorial: Inserting your hook in the top of stitches creates different fabrics.

How to crochet tutorials: inserting your hook in the top of crochet stitches (for crocheting right-handed)

Crochet stitches and where to insert the hook Quite often when I’m teaching, students will ask about where to insert the hook into the top of crochet stitches. This is one instance where it really does matter how you crochet. Crochet designers write patterns with the assumption that everyone inserts their hook into the top […]

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A crochet hook and a foundation chain: ready to learn where to insert your hook in the foundation chain

How to crochet tutorial: inserting your hook in the foundation chain (for crocheting left-handed)

Foundation chains and foundation rows (for crocheting left-handed) In my last post I wrote a tutorial about how to insert the crochet hook in the foundation chain for crocheting right-handed. The following tutorial is for those who crochet left-handed, that is, you hold your hook in your left hand. This is one of the things that students […]

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A crochet hook and a foundation chain: ready to learn where to insert your hook in the foundation chain

How to crochet tutorial: inserting your hook in the foundation chain (for crocheting right-handed)

Foundation chains and foundation rows I thought I’d share with you answers to some of the questions that students often ask when learning to crochet. You may have read or been told that it doesn’t matter how you crochet. In some instances this is true. However if you want to follow a pattern and would like your […]

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How to knit tutorial: Double-knitting stocking stitch (for knitting left-handed)

How to knit tutorial: Double-knitting stocking stitch (for knitting left-handed)

Double-knitting: Reversible stocking stitch The version for knitting left-handed In this post I’m going to show you how to work stocking stitch when double-knitting. The following explanations and images are for those who knit left-handed, that is, your working hand is your left hand (regardless of which hand you use to hold the yarn) and the stitches move […]

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Double-knitting stocking stitch (for knitting right-handed)

How to knit tutorial: Double-knitting stocking stitch (for knitting right-handed)

Double-knitting: Reversible Stocking Stitch The version for knitting right-handed In this post I’m going to show you how to work stocking stitch when double-knitting. The following explanations and images are for those who knit right-handed, that is, your working hand is your right hand (regardless of which hand you use to hold the yarn) and the stitches […]

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What is double-knitting?

How to knit tutorial: What is double-knitting?

Using double-knitting for colour work I came across double-knitting a few years ago. This technique intrigued me! Double-knit fabric has two layers which are knitted at the same time using two balls of yarn and a pair of straight knitting needles or a circular needle. You could use this technique to knit a seamless pocket, […]

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Western style untwisted knitting

How to knit tutorial: Western style untwisted knitting

The ‘standard’ style of knitting When I wrote about twisted and untwisted stitches, I said that I would be writing posts about the different styles of knitting (there are about eight different styles). This is the first of the series. In each post, I’ll show how knit and purl stitches are formed for knitters who […]

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