TECHNIQUES

Techniques

Starting off easy for beginners, here are the tips and tricks that will help you to improve and move on to more advanced techniques in no time.

Starting Rows:

Starting Chains
Beginner
How many chains you need to begin


Turning Chains
Beginner
Starting a new row


Foundationless Chains
Advanced
How to start a row of crochet without a starting chain




Starting Rounds:

Making a Chain loop
Beginner
How to join chains to start a round


Working into a Chain
Improver
How to make a tight starting circle without using the magic loop technique


Magic Loop
Advanced
How to make circle with no space in the center


Working in a spiral
Beginner
How to work in the round as a continuous spiral





Coming to an End:

Stopping

Beginner
How to finish a section or stop completely.




Invisible beginnings and endings:

Standing Stitches
Advanced
How to start a stitch without a chain


An Invisible Finish
Improver
How to finish so no-one can see.




Dealing with yarn ends:

Weaving in Ends
Beginner
How to deal with the cut off ends of yarn



Crocheting over Ends
Improver
How to crochet over the ends.



Weaving in as you go
Advanced
How to weave the ends in as you crochet.




Changing Yarns and Working with Colour:

Changing Colours
Beginner
Start a new row or round with a new colour



Adding new yarn
Beginner
How to add the same colour yarn when you run out, or change colour in the middle of a row or round