Tips and Tricks

Here are some of my super secret crochet tricks. Not so secret anymore...
(New tutorials coming all the time so check back often!)

Run of out yarn in the middle of a project? Forget all that weaving, braiding, and fraying... get knotty. This is the ONLY method I trust in my finished items. Once you get it, you'll love it too!

Never work into chains again! I've used the chainless foundation method and offered the tutorials in my patterns for several years now. Hopefully it will help you learn a new skill, push outside your comfort level, and let you grow as a crocheter.

CHDC: Chainless Half-Double Crochet Foundation

The half-sister of the CSC. They're related, but this one's a little rebellious. You'll have to keep a little closer eye on her.

You've probably got the idea of the chainless foundation, but here's the double crochet step-by-step just in case you're a visual learner like me. 

The Chainless Single Crochet Foundation Join is rounding things out for my chainless tutorial series (see what I did there?). It's for use when you're making something in the round and you don't want a big ugly gap at the bottom of your join. Because really, no one wants a gap - unless we're talking about thighs.

Magic Ring (Magic Loop, Magic Circle...)

The Magic Ring is a technique that I use almost exclusively when I'm making my beanies. It's a great way to start a project in the round and eliminate that big hole at the top!

Add a liner to your hats

I live in the mountains of Colorado. It's cold here. And windy. So let's face it... getting cozy rocks. I've had several requests to show you how I add a liner to my hats. You asked for it!

Invisible Finish
Ever wonder what you can do to make your finished items just a little more professional and clean? This is one of those tricks. I'll show you how to remove that big ugly knot when you fasten off your work. (This is a tutorial I've had on my blog for a loooong time - new, updated photos coming soon!)