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How to Crochet: Knit | Waistcoat Stitch | This is a knit-like stitch you can work graphs & fair isle patterns with ease!

Waistcoat Knit Stitch Tutorial

The knit stitch is a crochet stitch that looks like a knit stitch.  It’s sooooo simple, you won’t even believe how simple it is.  I’ve fallen in love with it.  It’s also known as the waistcoat stitch.  I’m not sure why there are so many names for it, but either way – It’s a lot of fun.

In this post you will learn:

  • How to crochet the knit (waistcoat) stitch.
  • How to work the knit (waistcoat) stitch in the round.
  • Learn to change colors in crochet.
  • Learn to keep your yarn from tangling while changing colors.
Crochet Knit Waistcoat Stitch Tutorial

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The two videos in this post will teach you the following.

Video #1

Learn the knit stitch in the round.

Video #2

Learn to change colors and do so in a way that keeps your yarn from twisting while you work alternating colors.


I used this stitch in the Meow Beanie, Shine Beanie & Fair Isle Slouchy beanie patterns.

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

How to Crochet the Knit (waistcoat) Stitch

How to Change Colors with the Knit (waistcoat) Stitch

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

So…….

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.

Pin it!

Crochet Knit Video Tutorial

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

The pineapple puff stitch is one of my 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.

Please hashtag: #pineapplepuffstitch on Instagram with what you create with this stitch and I’ll enter you into the pool to win a free gift!

I used this stitch in my sequoia ridge slouch hat – pattern can be found on Etsy here and Ravelry here.

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!

So…….

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: 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)

Want to learn more decrease stitches?

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So…….🙃

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: Half Treble Crochet Stitch (htr) | Easy Beginner Crochet Tutorial

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

This is an easy How To video on how create a Half Treble Crochet (htr). 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 effect a half double crochet creates when you work in the back loop only.

I recently used this stitch in a free pattern on my blog called the Winter Blush Beanie & Scarf set, you can find that here: https://stardustgoldcrochet.com

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).

Do you have a stitch you’d like a video created? Leave a comment! I’d love to create a video tutorial for you.

Happy Crocheting!

 

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