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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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Learn to Crochet: 7 Easy Half Double Crochet Patterns

Today I’m sharing seven easy half double crochet patterns that incorporate the use of the half double crochet stitch. Each of these patterns were hand-picked with the beginner crocheter in mind.   As you develop and grow your crochet skills, you’ll be able to crochet more complicated patterns. And, before you know it, you’ll be …

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Learn to Crochet: 7 Easy Double Crochet Patterns

I’ve put together a list of seven double crochet patterns that incorporate the use of the double crochet stitch that are easy to make. 7 Easy Double Crochet Patterns If you’ve been following along with the Learn to Crochet series here on The Birch Cottage blog, you’ve probably been wondering when I’m going to start …

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Learn to Crochet: How to Make a Magic Circle (or Magic Ring)

A magic circle is a great technique to use when you’re crocheting in the round. Although the magic circle is more of a technique than an actual crochet stitch, it’s a great skill to master for all those crocheted beanies, baskets, doilies and granny square projects! In this tenth post in my learn to crochet …

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Learn to Crochet: How to Half Double Crochet (hdc)

In this ninth post in my learn to crochet series, we’re going to learn how to half double crochet! We’ve already learned: Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (a free printable chart) Basic Supplies Needed to Crochet How to Hold a Crochet Hook How to Make a Slip Knot How to Hold Crochet Yarn How to Crochet …

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