How to make a "cheater's quilt"....very pretty quilt!
When adding a new color, never knot! Instead, join new yarns neatly and invisibly at the beginning of a row. Knots have a way of coming untied and working themselves to the front of your work when you least expect it. We recommend this method: Place the needle into the stitch, dropping the old yarn and picking up the new yarn, leaving a 4-inch tail to be woven in.
Joining a New Color
Interesting technique to try--like a crochet version of double knit. Makes a thick fabric suitable for hotpads. Excellent Tutorial!
Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods by Leslie Ann Bestor • Storey Publishing • www.storey.com
Happy Circles ~free pattern~ ----make a chain (multiple of 8). (Fig. 1)Make a shell of 6 dc at the 4th. chain from hook, and close the shell with a st (slip stitch) at the 4th. chain from the shell center. (Fig.2) Continue making shells of 6 dc all along the chain. The center of each shell will be at the 4th. chain from the last "st" of the previous shell. (Fig. 3)Turn down your work and start making shells in the opposite side.(Fig. 4) Make 3 dc and join the circle to the previous color ci...
how to starstitch
How to Crochet: Spike Stitches - plenty of tutorials here
A nice tutorial on how to add beads to your knitting.
lovely cast on - must try
Learn how to knit your own mittens, hats, scarves, and more. Here, we take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.