• 9:56

    Two Most Common Ways to Join Motifs

    When it comes to finishing a project, the seaming and joining can be daunting. Projects like granny square blankets or crocheted pillows often need to be seamed once the stitching is complete. In this video, crochet expert Mary Beth Temple demonstrates two simple ways to join motifs. Choose the method that works best for you…

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  • 7:19

    Joining Motifs with Single Crochet: Inner and Outer Loops

    When creating a project, like a crocheted granny square blanket, there are so many ways that you can join the motifs together to complete the piece. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates two ways to join motifs with single crochet. While these techniques are commonly used on motif-based projects like granny square crochet patterns,…

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  • 3:07

    Surface Chains vs. Braided Chains

    There are so many different ways to add crochet embellishments to a project. Techniques like crochet embroidery and surface embellishments can add color, texture, and interest to just about any crochet project. Two popular embellishments are surface chains and braided chains. While some of the mechanics of these techniques are similar, they do create a…

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  • 4:57

    Vertical Braided Chains

    Crochet embellishments like surface chains and crochet embroidery can be a fun a way to add texture and color to just about any project. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work vertical braided chains. Mary Beth notes that both the horizontal and vertical braided chains only create the look of a braid…

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  • 4:43

    Horizontal Braided Chain

    Horizontal braided chains are a type of surface embellishment that’s different from a traditional surface chain. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work a horizontal braided chain. Mary Beth prefers to work these braided chains with her fabric oriented vertically. This means that she turns the piece 90-degrees clockwise. The braided chain…

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  • 6:08

    Vertical Surface Chain

    Adding texture and color to a project with surface crochet or crochet embroidery can be both fun and easy to do. Vertical crochet surface chains can be added to just about any crochet project and in this video Mary Beth Temple demonstrates two ways to add this embellishment to a piece. Mary Beth begins with…

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  • 3:15

    Horizontal Surface Chain

    Adding embellishments to your project like crochet embroidery or surface crochet is a fun way to include more interest and color to any crochet project. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to work a horizontal surface chain. To work a horizontal surface crochet chain, Mary Beth begins with a slip knot on her…

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