Here at “Crochet with Passion” we are celebrating a crochet theme each month. March is our “Bucket List Month” as many of our followers know.
If you would like to join us for “Bucket List Month,” there is still time. The best part is that you get to choose how to participate in one of three ways:
1. Any project not finished – an UFO that has been laying around the house.
2. Any project that you have been really wanting to crochet.
3. Any new crochet techniques or stitched you have been wanting to learn.
Myself? I love learning new crochet stitches and techniques. The endless amount of crochet stitches is what has kept crocheting alive and exciting for me. I know my life time hobby will never became boring or dull as long as I not only crochet things I have mastered, but also attempts learning a new one.
All of that being said, today I would like to address those of you that are past the beginning stages and are now ready to take what knowledge you have and challenge yourself to learn some new skills.
To help inspire you here are a few of my favorite stitches or techniques.
Filet crochet is a technique that uses a combination of solid and open mesh to crochet a beautiful picture, letters and or numbers. Filet crochet is open crochet by following a chart to show you which blocks to fill in and which to leave open. If you know how to crochet a ch and dc you should be able to soon master this technique.
Hairpin lace is a technique that uses a crochet hook with a loom. A loom has two parallel metal rods held at the top and bottom by a removable bars.
C 2 C
Corner to corner crochet, also known as C2C crochet. This is a technique that works the stitches back and forth, however it is done diagonally corner to corner of each square.
This is the technique that I have decided to learn this month. I have been wanting to learn it for a few years now and chose this month to do so. I am really enjoying learning how to crochet this technique. I found it a surprisingly easy way to crochet two colorful yarns together to make this interlocking fabric design.
Tunisian crochet or Afghan crochet is crocheting while using an afghan crochet hook. It is an elongated crochet hook that has a stopper on the one end of the handle. It is a stitch that takes a mixture of crocheting and knitting.
Double ended crochet
This stitch is very similar to Tunisian except you will be working with two different colors and the long hook will have a hook on each end. What is so amazing about this stitch is that it creates a reversable fabric that is different on the front and back.
If you stick around crocheting for any length of time, sooner or later you will want to master the pineapple pattern. It is just a breathtakingly beautiful pattern. This motif once learned can be used from anything from a doily to an afghan.
When I am teaching my “Crochet Class 101,” this is the stitch pattern that every one first gets excited about because the husband is amazed at their skill. It is a stitch using fpdc and bpdc and the end results are stunning.
Popcorns; puff and bobbles, are just fun to work. Whenever I have them in a pattern I know I am going to love working them. The popcorn adds texture and style to my work. It is a fun and useful stitch to master.
I learned how to crochet a Solomon Knot early in my crocheting journey. It is a knot that consists of two closed loops, which you interlocked in a lace like manner. It is one of my favorite lace like crochet stitches and looks amazing when worked.
I hope that one or several of the above mentioned stitches or techniques, interests or has inspired you to pick up your hook and begin to crochet yourself into the next level.
Over the next few months I will doing a video tutorial on two of these stitches or techniques, probably two a month. (I cannot however share the patterns with you, only the basics, because of copyright laws)
Would love to hear what you are working on this month.
Until next time, keep those hooks flying.