Part 3: Passion for the Basic Crochet Stitches

In Part 1 & 2 of this article series I created for our dear readers, I mentioned 4 of my favorite basic crochet stitches. This new post will show you what other crochet stitch patterns I am fond of doing. If you live in the area or near us, we encourage people from all over to drop by the store, The Ball of Yarn.

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Here, you will find not just a store but a legacy. Our local communities assemble here, to share knitting-crochet patterns and best practices to family and friends. We have made it our mission to share our love for knitting through the store and our website. You see, it takes time, creating a crochet piece. You can relax and let go of your worries, letting both your hands fly and work as you reminisce beautiful memories of childhood Thanksgivings and Christmases wherein you received your first crocheted work of art from a loved one.

Our day to day activities always include making beautiful things with our hands. This is a constant reminder of our upbringing, our passion for creative creation. 

From a small crocheted pair of baby boots one can give as a Christening gift, all carefully planned from design, color, size and kind, or to a personally designed knitting pattern for grandma’s crocket sweater, creatively planned to show the work of our hands, having grown up being mentored into crocheting works of art we could all use or wear—all these started with the basic know how of the basic crochet stitches.
Let me give you a rundown of things I learned while I was growing up. See below a description of each and a basic illustration of how it should look like all done into a crochet pattern.

Spike Stitches

Intriguing is what I would describe it. The first time I saw a finished crochet piece with this stitch, I felt it lovingly with my fingers. I loved the zigzag of the lines, the ins and outs of it. It brought me to research how I could make a design for myself using this type of crochet stitch.

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Described as elongated crochet stitches used to create exciting texture patterns and incorporating attention grabbing colored designs. Spike stitches are valuable vertical features into your handmade crochet art work.

 

Tunisian Crochet Stitches

One can create this using needlework technique resulting to a finished eye-catching and charming fabric. This needlework borrows fundamentals from both crochet and knitting which produces a fusion of the two techniques. Commonly, you will be using a hook noticeably longer than the traditional crochet hook. The Tunisian crochet is one of the most popular techniques. Learning this stitch will give you an even wider understanding of the varieties of designs you can incorporate into your own wearable crochet-knitting handiwork.

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