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Learning how to crochet is more than figuring out what stitch to use — there are some techniques to know that will help along the way. You will thank yourself for mastering these crochet fundamentals, no matter if you are crocheting a gift or just crocheting for fun.

When you’re starting a new crochet project, you might need to crochet a magic ring or a flat circle. In many crochet patterns, you need to know how to change colors, or how to join shapes like a granny square or a hexagon. After you’ve finished the last stitch, be sure to weave in the ends and block your finished work.

Here is where you can also find free tutorials on how to try specific crochet techniques, like corner-to-corner (C2C) crochet, Tunisian crochet, and tapestry crochet.

Blocking is the best way to give your crochet a beautiful, professional finish – and it’s easier than you think! Read on to learn three easy ways to block crochet for stunning results! Just finished your latest crochet project? I know you’re tempted to skip that last blocking step. It seems so fussy and time-consuming, …

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The popcorn stitch is a classic technique that adds irresistible texture to your crochet projects – and it’s really easy to do! In this article, I’ll walk you through how to crochet the popcorn stitch step-by-step. The popcorn stitch creates a round, three-dimensional texture that pops off the surface of crochet fabric – almost like …

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Crocheting hexagons is easier than you think – and so satisfying! With just a few basic stitches, you can make gorgeous hexagon motifs for blankets, pillows, bags, and more. Crochet Hexagon Pattern Hexagons are one of the most versatile shapes in crochet, and so fun to make! Their six-sided shape makes them perfect for joining …

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Understanding gauge is the secret to crochet projects that fit! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll break down how to measure gauge, adjust it if needed, and get perfectly sized results. Wondering if gauge really makes a difference? Spoiler alert: it does! While it’s tempting to skip, checking your gauge is one of the most important …

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In this tutorial, I’ll teach you how to crochet the classic granny stripe stitch. This versatile stitch is great for blankets, scarves, cardigans, and more. Let’s get started! Go-To Granny Stripe I absolutely love the granny stripe stitch. It’s one of those classic crochet stitches that never goes out of style. It’s easy and quick …

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