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I love having one handy place to look for HOW TO's. I hope this collection of links to Tutorials and articles on How To helps you. If you have a favorite How To on the net, please email me with a link.


General Crochet

Crochet Pattern Central- lots of tutorials for all kinds of stitches

Turning Chain- method for turning chain that leaves a more even end

How to Make Polymer Clay Handles for Crochet Hooks- very informative video

Blocking Snowflakes- I am falling in love with crocheted snowflakes

Tips on Crocheting Socks

Hexagon Motifs- how to make hexagons

Selecting the right size hook to get the gauge you want

Magic Loop- great photos demonstrate how to form the magic loop that is popular with some patterns when working in the round.

Seeming Pieces- video tutorial on joining pieces with various techniques

Measuring Gage- this is a great video tutorial on measuring gage

Crocheting Post Stitches- video

How to make T-shirt Yarn  (pattern for bag made of T-Shirt Yarn)

Video Tutorial How to Make T-Shirt Yarn

Invisible Beginning and Joining Rounds- This is so useful and has changed the way I finish my rounds. – lots of stitch tutorials

Stitch Tutorial from

Needlecraft University- NOT a free tutorial

Stitch Guide from Haas-includes video tutorials

How to calculate stitch multiples- this is so handy to understand if you are getting started in making your own designs.

How to make cross stitch charts in Adobe Photoshop- this can be then used in making fillet charts or tapestry charts

Needle Felting Demo and Pattern

How to teach others to crochet

How to Use a Nostepinde (nest stick)- Nostepinde is a Scandinavian word meaning Nest Stick and it is used to wind yarn and thread very simply into the wonderful little nest shapes that let you pull from the inside.

Creating new colors by working with two strands- great afghan squares as example of possibilities

How to do the Siberian Stitch

How to Make Crochet Hook Holders- made from recycled items

Hexagon Square- video

Color Changes, Making Fuzzy items, Invisible Decreases- several tutorials together

Making Shoes into Boots-making a crocheted top to shoes

How to make a Row Counter

Another Row Counter How to
How to get your original pattern published


How to read Diagrams & Patterns

How to read written patterns

How to read crochet diagrams

Converting symbol diagrams to written stitch patterns

Crochet Symbols Converted

Stitch Symbols- both American and English, includes photos of stitches being made and videos for basic stitches.

Working from a Graph


Tapestry Crochet
Tapestry Crochet

Fillet Crochet

How to Fillet Crochet

Pop Top Crochet

How to Crochet With Pop Top Tabs- what a great idea, save those pop top tabs and make beautiful things out of them

More How to Crochet With Pop Top Tabs- flower

Video Tutorial on Crocheting with Pop Top Tabs

Article on Crocheting with Pop Top Tabs

Pop Top Purse Pattern

Broomstick Lace

How-To Video on Broomstick Lace

Shaping Broomstick Lace

How-to Crochet Broomstick Lace in the Round