Learn How to Whip Stitch - Photo © Michael Solovay
Whip stitch is a hand sewing technique that's popular with crocheters. If you're crocheting anything that utilizes seams, whip stitch is an easy way to sew them up and finish your project. It works particularly well for joining granny squares or crochet motifs together.
This little granny square works up quickly, and it's an easy crochet project that's ideal for beginners. But now that I think of it, the same could be said of many of our other granny square patterns; so if this one isn't quite what you are looking for, be sure to check out our other grannies too.
If you would like to see a tutorial for how to crochet a granny square, you'll learn how to make a square that is similar to this one. You might also be interested in learning how to join granny squares using slip stitch or whip stitch.
We're well into 2014 now, and I think it's shaping up to be an interesting year, trend-wise. Want to compare notes on what's trendy right now?
Here's a list of top 11 crochet trends for 2014.
Where are you, and what's trending in your area these days? How many of the things on this list have you been seeing around?
Washcloth -- Photo © Amy Solovay.
Crochet an easy textured washcloth with this free pattern. The washcloth is soft and gentle enough to use on a baby, but people of any age can enjoy using it.
The washcloth is crocheted using Nature's Choice organic cotton yarn by Lion Brand.
This is an easy pattern which incorporates two different variations of single crochet stitch. The stitch combination is partially responsible for the interesting mix of textures you see; this particular yarn is also quite textured, adding even more visual interest.
Pictured at right is the solid-colored version of the washcloth. I also tried making a three-color version of the washcloth, which was a bit more interesting to crochet. It also gave me a project for using up some leftover yarn I had on hand from another project.