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How to Crochet: Pineapple Puff Stitch | Easy Video Tutorial for Beginners

The pineapple puff crochet stitch is one of my new favorite stitches. It has a great texture and is slightly airy. It is easy to crochet and useful for a myriad of crochet projects! I have used this stitch in several projects over the years, including the Sequoia Ridge Slouch beanie (a free pattern). favorites.  It’s so easy to create and is so useful for all kinds of projects.  I’ve used it in scarves, hats, and blankets.  It works up super fast too and its versatile too!  You can yarn over as many times as you’d like to create a small or larger puff, which is great!

Sequoia Ridge Slouch Beanie on a hardwood floor..
sequoia ridge slouch crochet beanie free crochet pattern

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Pineapple Puff Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

The pineapple puff stitch creates a great horizontal look to the puff, unlike traditional puff stitches which have a vertical look to them.  Keep an eye out for some new patterns using this pineapple puff, because I think I’m in love.

I would love to see all your creations using this stitch.  Head over Instagram or Facebook and post some pics!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, I would love to talk crochet!

What is your favorite type of crochet project?

I recently asked some of my crochet groups what they like to crochet the most and I was surprised to find out it was Afghans!  Then hats & beanies were a close second.

I haven’t delved into the world of Afghans very often, but I absolutely love creating C2C graphs.  I only wish I had more time to design, and create ALL my patterns for graphs.  Soon I will be uploaded a bunch of C2C graphs.

I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial and learned something new today!

how to make a magic circle in Crochet | Learn in 2 Minutes!

In this post you will learn how to make a magic circle in crochet. The magic circle is used to create so many projects, including beanies, toques, I used the magic circle to create so many crochet projects including the Sequoia Ridge Slouchy Beanie.

The magic circle is fabulous for all projects worked in the round because it creates the option to tighten or loosen the center hole – with ease.  I hope you enjoy this video tutorial, please share if you love it!

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How to Make a Magic Circle in Crochet Video Tutorial

Written Instructions on How to Make a Magic Circle in Crochet

Although for me, watching a video is the easiest way to learn this crochet technique, you may find written instructions easy too.

Step 1. Using your left hand (or right if you are a lefty) wrap your yarn around your index, middle, and ring finger – two times – creating an X.

Step 2. Insert your crochet hook under the strand of yarn closest to your thumb.

Step 3. Grab the strand of yarn closest to your pinky.

Step 4. In one motion, pull that strand through and twist it up.

Step 5. Chain 1 to secure it.

That’s it!

If you are looking for some fun crochet patterns to practice your new crochet skills, try these:

How to Crochet a Heart

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How to Crochet: FPdc2tog – Front Post Double Crochet 2 tog | Easy Video Tutorial for Beginners

Front post stitches can be a challenge for new crocheters.  Don’t be afraid!  They just regular old stitches, but where you place the stitch is the key.  So, the front post stitches are performed just like they sound – you work around the post of a stitch, instead of in the two top loops of the V.

The Front Post Double Crochet 2 Together is abbreviated as FPdc2tog and is a decrease stitch.  This means that you are combining two double crochets over two stitches to create one stitch.  This is helpful when you want a project to curve, or you want to create a textured look.  This technique is also used to create Mandala designs, ribbing for hats and cardigans, or even for scarfs.  If you want to use it as a design aspect and not actually as a decrease stitch, all you need to do is add the stitch back that your removed (example below).

The FPdc2tog is a step up from the Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc) because it creates texture as well as a decrease.  When you crochet any stitch “2 together” you are decreasing by one, which means you are making the garment smaller.  It is a helpful technique to learn for reading patterns.  It sounds like a mouthful, but it is really just the stitch placement that makes it different from a regular double crochet.

Using it as a design element:

Pattern:  FPdc2tog, chain 1. (That will leave you with the same stitch count as you started with).

Using it as a decrease stitch:

Pattern:  Just use the FPdc2tog as a stand alone, this will decrease your stitch count from 2 to 1)

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What is your favorite stitch?

What is your favorite type of crochet project?

I recently asked some of my crochet groups what they like to crochet the most and I was surprised to find out it was Afghans!  Then hats & beanies were a close second.

I haven’t delved into the world of Afghans very often, but I absolutely love creating C2C graphs.  I only wish I had more time to design, and create ALL my patterns for graphs.  Soon I will be uploaded a bunch of C2C graphs.

What do you want my next pattern to be?  Leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to create something fun for you to make!

Challenge me!

Happy Hooking!

How to Crochet: Dc2Tog – Double Crochet Decrease

HI everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

This is an easy How To video on how create a double crochet decrease, also known as dc2tog.

The double crochet decrease is abbreviated as dc2tog in most patterns. However, some designers will simply say “dec” or “dc dec” – these are all the same stitch! It can be confusing for sure, but as long as you learn it, you’ll remember for the next time you pick up a pattern.

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How to Crochet: Honeycomb Stitch – Easy Crochet Tutorial

The Honeycomb stitch is a great stitch to create market bags, tops, skirts, and so much more.  It is an easy stitch for beginners to learn, and easily modified to create a smaller hole.

This is a modified version of the original Honeycomb stitch, I created this smaller version for the Honeycomb Mesh T – a free crochet pattern you can find here.

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half treble crochet stitch tutorial

Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

This half treble crochet stitch tutorial is such a wonderful way to create that little V in the front of your patterns! This is a simple, short and sweet tutorial, with an easy-to-follow video too.

Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The half treble crochet stitch is a part of my series, Crochet Stitch Explorers. In the stitch explorers series, I show you the wonderful world of various crochet stitches.

I demonstrate them in the form of picture and video tutorials – check out the playlist Stitch Explorers on YouTube.

I use the half treble crochet stitch in my Sansa’s Revenge Infinity Scarf crochet pattern.

Sansa's Revenge easy crochet infinity scarf pattern worn by Tasha with blonde hair red crochet scarf

You can see it below, where it looks like rows of V’s:

Sansa's Revenge Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf Pattern on table
Sansa’s Revenge Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf

I also use the half treble crochet stitch in the Winter Blush Scarf & Beanie Set.

winter blush crochet beanie and scarf pattern on wood floor

What is a Half Treble Crochet Stitch?

A half treble crochet is a stitch that combines a double crochet and a half double crochet into one stitch.

It’s a great stitch to use working in the round, if you want to get the height, and also the knit V-stitch effect on the front side of your work.

You can achieve this look by crocheting in the third loop only as you work in the round.

blue crochet swatch of the half treble crochet stitch
Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Want to learn how to create this fun and versatile crochet stitch?

Here is the short and sweet tutorial on how to create this awesome stitch.

Half Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial – Video Tutorial

I used Lion Brand’s Heartland yarn for this tutorial.

I am in an affiliate program with Lion Brand, so if you happen to make a purchase, I will earn a small commission (win, win!). These commission helps me keep providing free video tutorials and free patterns on my blog (links below).

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