There are so many neat crochet tips and tricks that I want to share with you. But why create my own tutorials when some are so perfectly done already? Here are a few of my favorite crochet tutorials from the web. These will literally change the way you crochet!
Seamless Color Changes
Changing colors … Ugh! All those ugly telltale stitches. But there is a way to make a perfectly seamless transition. Christen from NeedleNoodles has this awesome Crocheted Jogless Stripes tutorial to show you how. For her video version, click here.
This next tutorial from Slugs on the Refrigerator totally takes the guesswork out of making hats. Kat has saved me so much trial and error time designing hat sizes by coming up with a genius mathematical formula! She guides us step by step through the formula in her post, How to Design Your Own Hat. Just find a few measurements based on your individual gauge, plug them into her formula and, voila, you get how many stitches are needed in your hat circumference, how many rounds for the perfect height, and how many increases to add. Did I say genius? So easy … even for someone as mathematically challenged as me! She also includes a handy size chart with typical measurements and a few guidelines for altering you pattern to create other types of hats, such as slouchy hats and berets.
Oh, what would we do without Planet June? In her Invisible Decrease tutorial, June shows us how to work a perfect decrease. No more gaps or ugly bumps! She even has a how-to version for left-handed crocheters. For her video version of this tutorial, click here.
Random Stripe Generator
This next tutorial is so much fun! Caitlin from Biscuits and Jam created this clever Random Stripe Generator which allows you to see different stripe variations for the colors you choose. Just select your colors from her grid and add how many rows you want the color sequence to be worked over and it will randomly create a color pattern. And if you don’t like the first one, you can keep generating until one comes up you love. This will help you get an idea of how your finished up will look before you crochet it! See how I used it below.