Crochet uses one hook and yarn held in the left hand to make a fabric using a series of loops. Generally faster to make than knitting, crochet fabric has a stiffer, more structural feel. It also uses more yarn. Crochet projects use patterns and charts just like knitting. KnitFreedom has a small selection of crochet tutorials.

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Blog Post: How To Crochet A Scalloped Edge or Border

By Liat Gat – Founder / Crochet, Decorative, Finishing / July 8, 2011 / 6 Comments

Use a crochet hook to create a scalloped border on your knitted projects. Even if you’ve never crocheted before, you will be able to create this easy decorative finish just by grabbing a crochet hook and following the video.

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Crochet Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single crochet
DC – Double crochet
HDC – Half-Double Crochet


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Crochet Border on Knitting

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Crochet Scalloped Border on Knitting

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Extended Single Crochet

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Add Fringe to a Scarf Using a Crochet Hook

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Crochet Bind-Off

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This is a medium-fast, medium difficulty bind-off that matches the Chain Cast-On.


Chain (Crochet) Cast-On

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The special thing about the chain cast-on is that it’s the only cast-on that exactly matches the Standard Bind-Off, so you can use it to create perfectly matching cast-on and bind-off edges.

However, because it creates a rather obvious edge, this wouldn’t be a great choice for adding stitches in the middle of a project.


Crochet Provisional Cast-On

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The crochet provisional cast-on is very convenient because it’s so easy to remove.

It works the same way as the Chain Cast-On, only you’ll be using a piece of waste yarn to cast on the first row . After you cast on, work the stitches in your working yarn according to your pattern.

When it’s time to remove the cast-on, simply pull the tail – the chain will unravel easily.



Recommended Notion: Crochet Hooks by WooCrafts

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Crochet hooks are useful to knitters for many tasks – adding fringe to a scarf, picking up dropped stitches, and adding crochet borders and embellishments. Any crochet hook with a soft handle will do.

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Recommended Book: Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crocheting by Barbara Breiter and Gail Diven

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This is the book I used when I learned how to knit. It’s got tons of illustrations, straightforward explanations, and best practices for knitting correctly and understanding what you’re doing. A great starter text.

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Recommended Book: Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet – The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

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This is a fabulous book for learning to crochet. Very clear diagrams and illustrations are accompanied by punchy, light-hearted text. I felt very clear and secure starting to crochet after working through this book, even through crochet is a lot different than knitting in some respects!

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