How to… join motifs using the Locking Mattress Stitch

Now that you have the motifs of your project crocheted, bloqued and the ends are woven in, you are ready to start joining them together! There are many ways to join motifs of crochet fabric together, but the Locking Mattress Stitch is the most secure of all the hand-sewn seams you can use; and because…

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How to… make a lavender eye pillow

If you are looking for an extra dose of calm and a restful self-care routine, a lavender eye pillow is a must! A lavender eye pillow relax the muscles around the eyes and block out light, while the lavender flower scent is proven to be one of the most relaxing aromas around. It’s great for yoga,…

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How to… Extending a row with Foundation single crochet

Extending rows using foundation single crochet stitches (Ext-Fsc) is a great way to add asymmetrical elements to your fabrics. Foundation stitches for extending rows are the perfect alternative to working ch stitches and then working back into that chain, because using foundation stitches makes a more flexible and even edge that looks really lovely. This is…

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How to… make an invisible join in crochet

The invisible join is the best way to finish your crochet piece, specially when working in the round and the edge is going to be visible, because it leaves a super nice and undisturbed ring. With this technique, you use a yarn needle to make a “false” stitch that lies over the top of the…

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How to… join yarn to one of the back loops

Working into the front loop only of the stitch leaves the back loop unused and visible on your fabric. Crocheting into this back loops allows you to don’t have to attach some amigurumi parts and all turns easier and fun! I use this technique very often for a decorative reason too. Let’s see how it works:    1. Make…

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How to crochet through the front loop

CROCHET ABBREVIATION (FL) – WORKING IN THE FRONT LOOP Fabric made inserting your hook under only the front loops using a single crochet stitch, creates a set of lines on the back side of the piece. This visible lines are the unused loops of the stitches you are working into. In amigurumi, sometimes it can…

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How to… block a crochet blanket

You are almost there! your crochet blanket is complete and now It’s time to make the finish touch to your blanket. Blocking is a really great way to let the stitches relax and return to their natural state to look their best. Unblocked fabric will not properly accentuate all of your hard work, so I recommend…

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How to… attach tassels

You can make a tassel crochet border on lots of your projects, like dresses, skirts, tops, bags, blankets, pillows… to use these ends as an opportunity to add more flair. Add tassels is easier than you think! On this quick and easy step by step tutorial I will teach you how to attach tassels on…

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How to… make a pom pom using a fork

Everybody loves pom poms! So make these small, fluffy balls to make your amigurumis a lot more fun. Let’s see how easy it is to make pom poms using a fork.    1. Wrap the yarn around the fork. The more yarn you wrap, the thicker the pom pom will be.      2. Tie a piece of your yarn…

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How to… join yarn to one of the front loops

Working into the back loop leaves the front loop visible on the right side of the piece. Crocheting into this front loops allows you to don’t have to attach some complex amigurumi parts and all turns easier and fun! Let’s see how easy it is to join the yarn and crocheting into this front loops.    1. Make a slip…

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How to crochet through the back loop

CROCHET ABBREVIATION (BL) – WORKING IN THE BACK LOOP Where you put your crochet hook as you make your crochet stitches determinates the type of fabric you will make. Fabric made inserting your hook under only the back loops using a single crochet stitch is transformed into a special kind of texture stitch and creates a…

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