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Single Crochet Thermal Stitch

The single crochet thermal stitch creates a solid, dense and very warm textured pattern that is ideal for pot holders, hot pads, warm blankets and mittens. Single Crochet Thermal Stitch I discovered the single crochet thermal stitch after crocheting potholders using the lemon peel stitch. When I made my potholders, I essentially crocheted two dishcloths …

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Learn to Crochet the Modified Lemon Peel Stitch

The Modified Lemon Peel stitch is a combination of single crochet and double crochet stitches. Modifying this stitch gives you nice straight edges. Last week I shared with you how to crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch. If you tried crocheting the lemon peel stitch you may have noticed that the edges are a little jagged. …

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Reader Favorite Ideas from The Birch Cottage for 2019

A review of The Birch Cottage blog reader favorite ideas for 2019. Come be inspired by the most popular craft, crochet, sewing and recipe ideas of 2019! If you are reading this blog post, thank you! It’s because of you and your return visits that I am able to continue to bring you creative ideas …

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7 Easy to Crochet Hats, Scarves & Mittens for the Family

These 7 easy to crochet hats, scarves and mittens for the whole family are free crochet patterns and just in time for holiday gift making! It’s no secret by now that I love making handmade gifts for my family and friends. I don’t always get to share with you the crochet patterns I’m working on …

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Learn to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch

Learn to crochet this easy lemon peel stitch. Using simple alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches creates this lovely textured pattern. The Lemon Peel Stitch is an easy stitch that is simply comprised of alternating single crochet and double crochet stitches. This stitch is also known as the Griddle Stitch. In fact, my fellow …

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The Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch

Learn how to crochet the herringbone half double crochet stitch. The HHDC creates this beautiful textured pattern with a chevron type of look. I’ve been looking forward to sharing the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch with you for a long time. In fact, last year, I crocheted an afghan for our daughter Morgan that incorporated …

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Learn to Crochet The Birch Cottage Dishcloth

Learn how to crochet The Birch Cottage Dishcloth using the moss stitch. The moss stitch creates a beautiful woven almost basket weave type pattern. Months and months ago now, I shared with you how to crochet the moss stitch. Then back in January, I shared with you how to crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel …

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Learn to Crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel

Learn how to crochet The Birch Cottage Dish Towel using the moss stitch. The moss stitch creates a beautiful woven almost basket weave type pattern. Do you remember that I had previously shared with you how to crochet the moss stitch? I love the woven pattern this stitch creates! As you  may recall, this stitch …

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Learn to Crochet a Pumpkin with this Crocheted Pumpkin Pattern

Learn to crochet a pumpkin with this free crocheted pumpkin pattern.  This crocheted pumpkin adds the perfect handmade touch of autumn to your home decor!  I love to crochet. In fact, I just finished crocheting a large afghan for our daughter for her birthday. I had some yarn leftover and I just thought it’d make …

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