Lots of crochet patterns start out with a foundation chain followed by the instructions to make a single crochet into each chain. The problems are manifold: we lose count of our chain stitches, we recount, we rip out, we start over; we end up with an ungainly edge of chains that were too loosely constructed, or we discover a taut, unforgiving edge from chains that were too tightly constructed! It's very hard to get right! Enter the Foundation Single Crochet, an ingenious way to…

Love the stitch keeper. Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) - Crochet Tutorials - Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!

Learn how to crochet the adorable and bobbl-icious Picot Single Crochet with this easy tutorial!.. Perfect for all beginners!

Learn how to crochet the adorable and bobbl-icious Picot Single Crochet with this easy tutorial! Perfect for all beginners!

Lots of crochet patterns start out with a foundation chain followed by the instructions to make a single crochet into each chain. The problems…

Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) - Crochet Tutorials - Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas!--a way of creating a foundation chain and first row in one. Avoids many of the problems of chain rows.

crochet stitch - grit. Good for a washcloth.

The Single Crochet Grit Stitch is a simple crochet pattern that creates a tightly textured fabric that is firm and dense.

Seamless join, when weaving circles

seamless + symmetrical

Seamless + Symmetrical - Sarah London shares a brilliant tutorial for creating a perfect join that you can’t even notice. I need this technique in my life.

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the woven shell stitch. This unique sculptural stitch pattern uses crossed stitches in an interesting way to create a thick, squishy fabric. We are not really sure what you would use it for.

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the woven shell stitch. This unique sculptural stitch pattern uses crossed stitches in an interesting way to create a thick, squishy fabric.

How to expand a circle for a hat.      Ch 2 or make a magic circle (my preference)  8 dc into the 2nd ch from hook. Join with slip stitch to beginning of round.  2 dc into each dc (16 st)  Increase in every alternate stitch, i.e., 2 dc + 1 dc + 2 dc + 1 dc + ... (24 st)  2 dc + 1 dc + 1 dc + 2 dc + 1 dc + 1 dc + 2 dc ... (32 st)  2 dc + 1 dc + 1 dc + 1 dc + 2 dc + 1 dc + 1 dc + 1 dc + 2 dc ... (40 st)

The Lazy Hobbyhopper: How do you crochet a hat that FITS. This lady deserves a medal. Sizecharts for babies, kids and adults.

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