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TUTORIAL: Reverse single crochet stitch

TUTORIAL: Reverse single crochet stitch

Reverse single crochet stitch or crab stitch is great for giving a nice finished edge to your crochet pieces. It's crocheted just like a regular single crochet stitch, but instead of working from right to left, crab stitch is worked from left to right, crocheting each stitch in a stitch on the right of the previous stitch.

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TUTORIAL: Crocheting into the "bumps" on the back of a starting chain

TUTORIAL: Crocheting into the "bumps" on the back of a starting chain

I have a very quick and easy trick to share with you today - crocheting into the loops or "bumps" on the back of a starting chain. Doing this will leave a nice even row of loops along the bottom edge.

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TUTORIAL: Parts of a crochet stitch

TUTORIAL: Parts of a crochet stitch

In this post I will talk a little about the parts of a crochet stitch and show different ways you can insert your hook through a stitch - crocheting in front and back loops only and around the post of a stitch.

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TUTORIAL: Finishing an open piece

TUTORIAL: Finishing an open piece

In this post I will show you two ways to finish open amigurumi pieces. The first one is great for pieces that will later be sewn to another piece and the second one for pieces where the edge will be visible.

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TUTORIAL: Finishing a closed piece

TUTORIAL: Finishing a closed piece

When making a closed amigurumi piece there will be a little hole left after finishing the last round. Today I will show how to close up that hole nice and neatly by picking up the front loops of all the remaining stitches and pulling the hole tightly closed.

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