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What are the popular Crochet Techniques?

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What are the popular Crochet Techniques?

Once you have learned the six basic crochet stitches, it is time to upgrade your skills, crochet stitches and techniques. It keeps things interesting and a bit challenging, too. As long as you will be learning new skills, you’ll enjoy your favourite hobby! In this post, we’ll be sharing 6 crochet techniques you can learn or master to take your stitching to the next level.


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Tunisian Crochet


Tunisian crochet, also known as Afghan crochet, is a technique that uses a specialized crochet hook with a stopper at the end. Tunisian crochet is often described as a cross between knitting and crocheting because loops are kept on the hook and then worked off. Some Tunisian crochet stitches mimic the look of knitting. Although Tunisian crochet can create a dense fabric, it can also be used to make beautiful lace.

You can learn more about Tunisian crochet but first you'll need a Tunisian hook.


Double-ended or Reversible Crochet


Double-ended crochet, sometimes called double end crochet, crochet on the double, or crochet knit, is a variation of Tunisian crochet that uses a double-ended hook. Typically, designs are worked using a different color or yarn weight for each hook. In this way, reversible projects with intricate color work can be created.

Don't forget you'll need a double-ended Tunisian hook.


Tapestry Crochet


Tapestry crochet is a gorgeous technique of alternating colors to form pictures within your work. This technique is often used to create a crochet pattern from a photograph or to add other decorative elements to a project.


Mosaic Crochet


Mosaic crochet is often used to form unique geometric shapes in your work. Mosaic patterns are worked over two rows, first working over the row in your main color, then following up with the second color. We love mosaic crochet for the unique double thickness and reversible color patterns it forms.


Double or Multi-Strand


A fun way to add color to your crochet projects is by holding multiple strands of yarn together. Many crocheters enjoy holding a strand of mohair with their yarn to add to the texture of the project. Alternatively, you can wind multiple colors of worsted weight yarn together to make a new, unique color for a bulky project. We love multi-strand crochet because each finished object is unique to the maker.


Overlay Crochet


Overlay crochet creates layers of color and texture by working stitches over or in front of the stitches in the previous row.


We love overlay crochet because it creates unique designs by layering colors on top of each other.


Fair Isle


The term “fair isle” is borrowed from knitting and refers to a form of colorwork very similar to tapestry crochet. With fair isle, you use the split single crochet stitch to mimic the look of knitting. These projects are thick and warm with traditional style colorwork.

To conclude, let’s end with the thought that it is always great to learn new things and expand your repertoire. If you are still at the beginning of your crocheting journey, it may be advisable to try different hooks of good quality in order to test which type and style feel more comfortable. Very soon you will find yourself slowly easing into your own, unique crocheting style.

 

Happy crocheting!

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