Apache Tears made flat and in a round - Crochet Tutorial by Nicki's Homemade Crafts #crochet #tutorial #Apachetears #howto #learn

Apache Tears made Round and Flat – Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Have you ever seen or made this beautiful stitch called Apache Tears? It is so pretty and can be used for some many different things, such as blankets, scarves and even hats. Here, I will show you step by step how to crochet this fantastic stitch pattern. I have many photos, plus videos included that…

Apache Tears made Round and Flat – Crochet Stitch Tutorial was last modified: October 22nd, 2017 by Nicole Riley
How to make Spider Pom-Pom's - Craft Halloween DIY Tutorial by Nicki's Homemade Crafts #spider #yarn #pompom #halloween #tutorial

How to make a Spider Pom-Pom – Halloween DIY Tutorial

Now that we are in the month of October, it is time to finally decorate the house and of course dress up your clothes for Halloween. But most people do not have much time to do a lot of decoration or dressing up. Well, that is kind of the story of my life. Making something…

How to make a Spider Pom-Pom – Halloween DIY Tutorial was last modified: October 8th, 2017 by Nicole Riley
How to always crochet the perfect beanie and hat no matter which head size #crochet #hat #beanie #tutorial #perfect #always #referencetables #howto

How to always make the Perfect Beanie or Hat – Crochet Tutorial

It is the time of the year again, where everyone makes hats and beanies. Well, I noticed that many people, especially beginners have trouble making hats or beanies for different size heads. I personally create all my hat and beanie patterns with a certain math formula in mind. All you need to know is how…

How to always make the Perfect Beanie or Hat – Crochet Tutorial was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour- Book Review and Giveaway

Do you remember last years big trend? Yes, it was yarn pooling. Until then I have never heard about being able to make intentional pattern appear by simply using a variegated yarn and a crochet hook with a certain stitch. Super incredible. Today, I would like to do a book review of Marly Bird’s new…

Yarn Pooling Made Easy Blog Tour- Book Review and Giveaway was last modified: September 14th, 2017 by Nicole Riley
Make your own Stitch Markers - Crochet Tutorial DIY by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

DIY – How to make your own Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting

I have always loved to make my own things rather than always buying the best and the newest creations on the market. So when it comes to stitch markers, I am just the same way. I use what I have already at home and make my own ones. Well, usually I use just a piece…

DIY – How to make your own Stitch Markers for Crochet and Knitting was last modified: September 13th, 2017 by Nicole Riley
What a Crocheter REALLY wants as a Present for Christmas and Birthday's by Nicki's Homemade Crafts

What a Crocheter REALLY wants as a Present for Birthdays and Christmas

Well, now that my own birthday is coming up and several month later, we will have Christmas, I thought about how much I constantly have to tell my family and friends what I want as presents. I do not like making a list for them to buy as I would like to be surprised, but,…

What a Crocheter REALLY wants as a Present for Birthdays and Christmas was last modified: October 2nd, 2017 by Nicole Riley

How to do the Chevron or Ripple Stitch in Single Crochet – Crochet Tutorial

When I recently went to Michael’s Craft Store and picked up some Caron Bakes Cakes, I knew right away what I wanted to try out with it. I always loved making the chevron aka ripple stitch, but never tried it out with any of the Caron Cakes. So, when I bought some Caron Baby Cakes,…

How to do the Chevron or Ripple Stitch in Single Crochet – Crochet Tutorial was last modified: August 29th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

Celtic Weave Stitch – Crochet Tutorial

I did a Facebook LIVE about a month ago and I asked my followers what they would like me to make. Well, I am trying to work through my very long list and one of the requested items was the Celtic Weave Stitch. So, here I would like to explain to you Step by Step…

Celtic Weave Stitch – Crochet Tutorial was last modified: August 20th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

Tips, Tricks and Helpful and Useful Accessories and Tools for Crochet

I was asked so many times to provide a post all about tips and tricks and useful accessories and tools that I personally use, that I finally had to create it. So this will be a summary of all my most helpful resources I have ever used in crochet, as well as my personal preferences…

Tips, Tricks and Helpful and Useful Accessories and Tools for Crochet was last modified: September 30th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

How to start a Chain with Single Crochet in 3 different ways

Most crocheters, unless you are a beginner, know how to do a chain and a single crochet as the first row. If you are a beginner, check out my beginner post on how to start to crochet HERE. For those of you have have done a chain and a row of single crochet, did you…

How to start a Chain with Single Crochet in 3 different ways was last modified: August 9th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

How to start a bag bottom or shoe soles in 3 different ways – Crochet Tutorial

When creating bags or even shoes/ shoe soles in crochet one usually, not always as it depends on the pattern, starts with a rounded rectangle by making a chain and then crocheting single crochets (or any other stitch) into each chain on both sides of the chain. When using this technique you usually create gaps…

How to start a bag bottom or shoe soles in 3 different ways – Crochet Tutorial was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

Turkish Star Stitch Bracelet – Free Pattern

After so many requests and many tries to figure out how to be able to crochet the trending Turkish Star Stitch flat, I was able to do it. YAY. Finally! Right away I decided to use this stitch to make a bracelet that I will use as a sweet band. However, you can also use…

Turkish Star Stitch Bracelet – Free Pattern was last modified: August 9th, 2017 by Nicole Riley

Tutorial: Crochet Chainless Foundation Chain for sc, hdc, dc and tr

One of the most frequently asked for videos and tutorials is the foundation chains for single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. First, if you don’t already know, the foundation chain is when you crochet the chain row and the 1st row at the same time, saving time and making the crochet…

Tutorial: Crochet Chainless Foundation Chain for sc, hdc, dc and tr was last modified: June 6th, 2017 by Nicole Riley
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