Below you will find a multitude of crochet tips and tricks, all intended to improve your crochet experience and make your finished items look that little bit more professional!
The descriptions below use my standard stitch abbreviations, which are in US Terms.
Click on each item to find a tutorial and written instruction where applicable!
Dora’s favourites from the crochet toolbox
Chainless foundation rows are a great way to start your projects worked in rows, without having to work into a chain.
Great for starting projects worked in the round. This technique allows you to make sure you have no holes in the centre of your work.
Perfect for hats, motifs, amigurumi and most other projects worked in the round!
Learn how to join new yarn without having to sew in all the ends!!
This is especially useful if you’re using several skeins of the same colour yarn. Great for bigger projects such as garments and blankets.
This technique will teach you how to finish your rounds neatly, without any extra stitches or lumps and bumps!
It works whether you are working in continual spiral rounds, or joining each round with a slip stitch.
This is a continuation from the invisible join and is particularly useful for working continual rounds in amigurumi or plushy patterns.
The slip stitch cord is a super quick and effective way to create cords. Use them for handles, decoration or other adornments.
Easier than the icord every time!!!
Ribbing is such a useful technique. Whether you use it as a cuff, hem or neckline, or on accessories such as hats or cowls, it’s a must have for your crochet tool box.
Everyone starts with a granny square don’t they?
Learn my tips for making the perfect, non-twisted granny square with invisible joins.
Share your tips
Do you have a favourite trick or technique you can’t help shouting about? Drop a note in the comments and I’ll add it to the list!!