Crochet is a simple but amazingly versatile and rewarding craft. It is friendly to makers of all levels and allows you to begin creating project almost right away. Only knowing one stitch you are able to create a variety of items that can be used around the house, worn and given as gifts.
At the end of a crochet pattern you might see something like this: Cut yarn, leaving 6 in tail. Fasten off.
What does ‘fasten off’ mean? Fasten off means taking the yarn, threading it through the last stitch and pulling it tight. Fasting off secures the last stitch and prevents your crochet work from unraveling.
HTR crochet stitch stands for Half Triple Crochet. As the name suggests, it’s almost as tall as the TR stitch, but not quite. Because this stitch is on the tallish side of things, you can find it used in the pieces that have more of a lacy texture, with larger holes, with more flow.
Weaving in the yarn ends in crochet means hiding all the yarn tails left after your crochet project is complete. This is the cherry on the top and dot above the i.
Without the ends weaved in and hidden the project will look messy and unfinished. The process also referred to us hiding the ends or hiding the tails.
DC3TOG crochet stitch is one of the stitches that you might not use every day, but that is useful to know, especially if you want to make a garment like a sweater. DC3TOG stands for Double Crochet 3 Together and it’s a stitch that takes 3 DC stitches and joins them, reducing them to one stitch.
The Invisible Decrease is one of those cool tricks you can have in your pocket as a crocheter. You might not use it every day or in any project, but it surely comes handy when you need to create a crochet fabric that is smooth without any visible bumps or holes.