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This collection of Crochet Tips will help beginners, intermediate, and even advanced and experienced crocheters improve their crochet projects. Most tips have video tutorials included as well.
The year 2020 is almost gone and we will welcome 2021 with open arms. Regardless of how the past year was for you, if you love to crochet, you likely always had an amazing way to escape from the drama of the world. It sure helped me feel calmer and happier. And it sure was much cheaper than therapy. Am I right? 😄
But regardless of how long you have been crocheting, we all love to learn something new and expand our knowledge to make our work look better and better the more we practice. These crochet tips and tricks should help you accomplish that.
Most of these crochet tips are from my own collection of tutorials. But I also asked some of my amazing crochet designer friends to provide me with their amazing tips.
Crochet Tips to improve your work
Let’s start basic. As a beginner of crochet, you likely already noticed the power that crochet has on our mentality and mood. But it’s important to also have the basic stitches and techniques down such that you could almost crochet in your sleep. Check out these Crochet Beginner Stitches and Techniques. That includes how to calculate and measure gauge perfectly.
Once you have crocheted for a bit, days, months to years, it’s great to also know this amazing crochet tip: Perfect smooth and straight edges!
Crochet Circles, Rings and Seams
But once you learn the crochet tips above, it’s also important to know how to get seams straight when crochet circles. Let’s be clear, we all love making hats, baskets, bowls and even amigurumis, right? Or at least some version of it, that requires pretty circles as a base.
But hang on, we also want those circles to start out right, correct? Well, then let me teach you the best ways to crochet a magic ring!
- Normal Magic Ring – best way to hold the loop for sure!
- Alternative Magic Ring – looks the same without a loop
More Advanced Crochet Tips
Now that we covered some pretty amazing and powerful crochet tips, let’s dig a bit deeper into the knowledge box – imagine a treasure chest where the treasure is crochet knowledge LOL.
One of the most amazing things for me are invisible things. YES! Crocheting but actually hiding the things we don’t like so much as crocheters. Such as seams, decreases, and joins. Here are a few for you to explore:
- Hidden Slip Stitch
- Invisible Join
- Invisible Decrease
- Russian Join/ Knot
- Invisible knot to connect 2 yarn strands
- Mattress Stitch to have an invisible seam connecting 2 crochet pieces
WOW! powerful tips, don’t you think? Well, that’s not all. There is so much more to cover. Let’s keep going.
Yarn Tips for Crocheters
Do you know how to figure out how much yarn you need when crocheting a project – let’s say the pattern doesn’t say or you are substituting yarn? Well, this tutorial will tell you step by step how much yarn you will need! Get ready to blow your crochet mind ❤️
Speaking of yarn and substitutions, did you know that you can use one skein of yarn and make thicker yarn out of it WHILE crocheting? YES, you can. Let me teach you how to use 3 strands of the same skeins to make thicker yarn easily.
You can use the above techniques easily to make a beanie or hat. In fact, you can crochet a perfect hat or beanie 3 different ways. Pretty amazing. Like one says “work smarter, not harder”. So pick the hat or beanie style you like and work with what makes you happy.
Color Changes Made Easy
Changing Colors in Crochet may seem scary for some, but it can actually be much easier than you might think.
- Basic Color Change Techniques
- Corner to Corner (C2C) color changes
- FREE Workshop to change color in crochet for more details
Once you are finished with your work, you want to make sure you block your project. It will make it look much better and cleaner. This is the technique I use to block my projects. I also created a detailed video tutorial on blocking crochet projects for different yarn fabric here:
One of the crochet techniques I love a lot right now is actually trending right now. And that is Tunisian Crochet. If you’ve never tried it, it’s so worth it.
More Detailed Crochet Tips From Crochet Designers
Now, let me tell you the most incredible tips my crochet designer friends came up with. I truly must say, they are fantastic and must be tried.
- 4 types of lace crochet
- Bead crochet from a chain
- Crocheting around a hard bead
- Chain loop yarn pom
- Crocheting a Granny Square Straight
- Remove hexagonal effect from circles
- Close a crochet hat on the top
Organizing Tips for Crochet Patterns and Yarn
Once you are addicted to yarn and crochet, you will find yourself surrounded by a lot of crochet patterns and yarn. Do you know what I mean? LOL
I recently discovered some amazing WIP project bags, that I can’t live without. I never thought I would need more of them. But I just ordered a bunch more. Clear, simple and I can find my current WIPS any time.
It’s also great to organize your yarn labels, don’t you think? Joy to the World thinks so, too, and created a tutorial for you here.
Even MORE Crochet Tips for YOU
Ok, that was a lot of crochet tips already, I know. But believe me when I say that is NOT all of them. I have created a huge collection of over 300+ Crochet Tips and Tricks with 48 video tutorials in my new video ebook.
Over 60 pages in an ebook with 48 video tutorials to guide you through more crochet ideas and techniques you may have never thought about.
And if that is not enough, you can also get me to help and guide you through crochet challenges. I love teaching and supporting fellow crocheters to become a better version of themselves.
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