• 2:22

    Magic Fasten Off

    There are so many little tips and tricks to learn in crochet. Each one will help make your crochet projects easier and even help you to give your finished item a cleaner, more polished look. The magic fasten off is one of those techniques that can really take your crochet up a notch. When used…

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  • 4:53

    Comparing Beading Methods

    Adding beads to a crochet project, like a lace shawl or sweater, can be done in a variety of ways. The two most common methods for joining beads are pre-stringing the beads onto the yarn and bead-as-you-go. In this video, Mary Beth Temple compares the two methods so that you can decide which one will…

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  • 4:27

    Adding Beads as You Go

    Beads can be a fun detail to add to crochet projects like lace shawls and sweaters. There are different ways that beads can be incorporated into a project, and you should use the method that works best for you. In this video, Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to add beads to your crochet project as…

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  • 6:06

    Pre-Stringing Beads for Your Crochet Project

    Adding beads to a crochet lace shawl or sweater is a fun way to add pizzazz and something extra special to your project. There are different ways that you can add beads to your crochet project and in this video crochet expert Mary Beth Temple demonstrates how to add beads by pre-stringing them onto the…

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  • 6:48

    Stitch Pattern Repeats

    Reading a crochet pattern can sometimes seem very daunting. There are so many abbreviations and a variety of punctuation is used, making it difficult to decode. Even stitchers who have been crocheting for decades sometimes find difficulty in reading crochet patterns. In this video, Mary Beth Temple discusses common notations used in crochet patterns and…

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  • 5:13

    Reading A Crochet Chart

    Reading a crochet chart and understanding pattern schematics are important skills that can help take your crochet up a notch. In this video, crochet expert Mary Beth Temple explains the basics of both crochet charts and schematics and shares her tips and tricks for using them when working on your next crochet project. Mary Beth…

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  • 7:04

    Treble Crochet Decrease

    The treble crochet decrease is a decrease that takes two treble crochet stitches and reduces them to a single stitch. This decrease may be used when a piece worked in treble crochet needs to be shaped, like a bottom-up shawl or lacy crocheted sweater. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to work a treble…

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  • 6:52

    Half Double Crochet Decrease

    Half double crochet is a stitch that’s quick to make and can be used for a variety of projects. If a project requires shaping, like a crocheted sweater or hat, then increases or decreases will typically need to be used to ensure that the item fits properly. The half double crochet decrease is a simple…

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  • 6:31

    Double Crochet Decrease

    Double crochet is a popular stitch used for all sorts of projects. If a project needs to be shaped, like a crocheted hat or sweater, then increases or decreases typically need to be used in order for the item to fit properly. The double crochet decrease is a simple decrease that takes two stitches and…

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