Learn how to make a rectangular granny square with this super easy and straightforward method that works for any size rectangle.
The Crafty Tipster will share crochet techniques, tips and general advice that can help both novice and experienced crocheters with their craft.
For now, there are only a few crochet tutorials in this section, but you will quickly find them becoming part of virtually every crochet project you make. The most popular post on all of The Crafty Tipster is our magic circle crochet ring tutorial. You’ll also find and English crochet stitch guide and a great way to make a professional looking finished edge.
Currently, plans do not include a stitch guide for crochet, but if there’s enough interest we might add one at a later date.
I was honored with the task of repairing a stunning vintage afghan. I'm so excited how well it turned out.
Love to crochet but hate weaving in ends? I've tried every kind of needle I could find. One stunk, several were just OK, but I did find my new fave too.
Hate weaving in crochet ends? Try wool needles and you might actually enjoy the once-dreaded task.
Pros and cons of the Clover Darning Needles with Latch Hook Eye. Where they are clever, where they aren't and do they stay in my crochet tool chest.
My review of Susan Bates Finishing Needles. Others love them but they're not for me. Seems like a good idea but there are far better options out there.
A review of hand needles from traditional darning needles to upholstery needles, bent-tip needles and a little bit of everything in between.
A quick, easy and cheap way to thread beads onto yarn or thread when your needle is either too big for the beads or too small for the thread.
A quick and easy drooping picot stitch can make a charming crochet edging for your next project.
A guide to English crochet stitches for Americans and those patterns which feature American-defined stitches to ensure you are placing the correct number of loops on your hook for double and treble crochets.