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Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Woven Stitch Bookmark Crochet Pattern

Learn to crochet the Woven Stitch with our Bookmark pattern! This week we are learning the Woven Stitch a little differently than normal—we’re using our Bookmark pattern!  You’ll learn how to crochet this stitch along with a free pattern. I like this stitch because it […]

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern

Crayon Pencil Case Crochet Pattern, Part of the August Blog Hop! When E’Claire Makery sent out a message asking for some nifty Back-to-School themed patterns, we couldn’t resist and set out to design the Crayon Pencil Case crochet pattern! I was literally just sitting on […]

Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Spider Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Learn how to crochet the Spider Stitch with this tutorial!

Welcome back to another crochet tutorial with Stitch of the Week; this week it’s the Spider Stitch.  Just in time for Halloween, too!  Though I have to admit, I dislike spiders and that’s putting it very mildly.  This stitch also does not look like a spider, which I suppose is a good thing!

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About the Stitch

The Spider Stitch is actually a very pretty stitch with nice texture and it is very sturdy.  It’s ideal for homewares projects such as baskets, washcloths, and towels.  It is also best made with bright or light colored crisp cotton yarns.

You could make a baby blanket with it however, I recommend using a lighter weight yarn to try to get a little drape out of it, or it will just be stiff as a board!


Yarn—preferably cotton

5mm hook

Yarn needle







YO—yarn over

SC—single crochet


Any odd number plus 2 for the turning chain


For the video tutorial, I chained up 15

Step 1: (Row 1) [sc, ch1, sc] in the 3rd ch from the hook

Step 2: (Row 1 continued) sk 1 st, [sc, ch1, sc] into the next st.  Sk 1 st, *[sc, ch1, sc] in the next st, sk 1 st; rep from * to last two sts; after skipping one stitch, place a SC in the last st.

Step 3: (Row 2) Ch2 and turn, skip over that lonely SC and the next SC and work [sc, ch1, sc] into the ch1 sp from previous row.  Into each ch1 sp along the row, work [sc, ch1, sc] to the end; SC in the turning chain.

Step 4: repeat step 3 for the rest of the project.

Finishing Up

It’s a nice paired stitch that works well for homeware items and looks great when you change colors each row.  I like the zig-zag look it gives when changing color.

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Wattle Stitch Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

Wattle Stitch Handbag Free Crochet Pattern

Our Pattern of the week, featuring the Wattle Stitch–free crochet pattern–Wattle Stitch Handbag Along with our Stitch of the Week, we’re including a Pattern of the Week that goes with the corresponding stitch of the week.  This week, it’s the Wattle Stitch and this is […]

Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Stitch of the Week: Wattle Stitch Crochet Tutorial This week’s Stitch of the Week tutorial is on the Wattle Stitch. I feel that this stitch is super easy but creates a very nice texture, especially when more than one color is used. This post contains […]

Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Stitch of the Week #7: Up and Down Stitch Tutorial

up and down stitch crochet

Welcome back to Stitch of the Week!  This week’s stitch is the Up and Down stitch.

This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better.  It’s also a bit of an alternating stitch, because you work single crochets on top of double crochets from the previous row, and double crochets on top of single crochets from the previous row.

I believe that the fabric this stitch creates is better for cotton homewares projects, such as kitchen and bath items.

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Dc—double crochet

Sc—single crochet

Yo—yarn over


Yarn—best to use cotton yarns but for the swatch, you can use any worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver

Hook—I used 5mm to go with my yarn

Yarn Needle (for weaving in ends)



The multiple for this stitch is any even number of stitches.  For the purpose of the tutorial, I did a chain of 20.

Make your chain of 20 and follow the instructions below.

Up and Down Tutorial:


  1. Dc in 2nd ch from the hook 2. *Sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * to the end.


  1. Ch1, turn, skip first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to end, dc in turning chain.

The repeat for this stitch pattern is row 2.


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Crochet Solid Granny Square Tutorial

Crochet Solid Granny Square Tutorial

Learn How To Crochet The Solid Granny Square in this Tutorial Welcome back to the Tutorial of the Week!  Last week we covered the traditional granny square.  This week, we’re covering the solid granny square. Why Solid? Most people are content with the traditional granny […]

Crochet Granny Square Tutorial

Crochet Granny Square Tutorial

Crochet Granny square tutorial–the right way Welcome to our first in the Crochet Techniques series, the Granny Square Tutorial. Have you ever worked up a large granny square blanket only to realize several rounds later that the middle is no longer in line with the […]

Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern

Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern

Mug Cozy Crochet Pattern. Our Pattern of the week featuring the Alternate Stitch

Mug Cozy crochet pattern

We’ve got a great mug cozy crochet pattern for you this week that uses the Stitch of the Week: Alternate Stitch.

As you can see in the picture, it’s a nice and easy pattern you can use to whip up fast in any yarn you’d like (I still recommend cotton for anything kitchen/bath related), add your fancy button, and sell a ton of them at craft fairs!

I think they would make great stocking stuffers for Christmas, or a little addition to your holiday decor for Halloween, Christmas, any holiday!

The possibilities are endless!

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What you will need to do this pattern:


Finished piece measures approx. 3’’ x 9’’

Pattern Notes

Chain 2 at the beginning does not count as a sc.



FSC – Foundation single crochet

Sc – single crochet


Sk – skip

SS – slip stitch


*to*–Repeat the instructions written between the two *

FO – fasten off


To start you can either:

Row 1: Ch15, 2sc in third chain from hook, *sk 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch* across


Fsc 13

Row 2: turn, ch2, sk 1st sc, 2sc in next st, *sk next st, 2 sc in next st* across

Rows 3-33: repeat row 2.

Note, you can increase or decrease the length by working more or less rows.

Row 34 : turn, ch1, sc in next 7 st’s, chain 10, sc in same st as first chain (this creates the loop for the button), sc in each st across

Do not fasten off.


You can leave it as it is but I didn’t like the uneven edges that the ch2 made so I continued working around the cosy. Without turning sc evenly (1 sc in each row) along the longer side, the bottom and up the second longer side making sure to put 2sc in each corner.

FO and sew in ends.

Position and sew the button.

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Stitch of the Week: Staggered Double Crochet Pairs

Stitch of the Week: Staggered Double Crochet Pairs

Welcome back to stitch of the week. #4 in the series is the Staggered DC Pairs.  It looks like a V stitch but that’s just your eyes playing tricks on you!  It’s actually an upside-down V shape, completed by doing a double crochet two together […]