Happy hookers know the crochet terms to discuss patterns and stitches. There are hundreds of crochet stitches with different names. Try making a sampler if you want to learn some!
You can find a design for anything in filet crochet. It's very simple to learn and to design your own patterns.
Imagine a grid of tiny squares. Chain 2, double crochet, chain 2, double crochet, and so on to make the grid.
Each double crochet in the row is worked directly on top of the one in the row below it.
To make a picture, fill in some of the squares. You fill them in by working a double crochet into each of the chains in the row below.
My grandmother usually had an afghan on the rocking chair that consisted of crochet granny squares. They had black boarders and connections. Each center was a different color. It was quite pretty!
Playing with the colors can make these crochet afghan patterns resemble classic quilting designs such as "around the world."
It's a great way to use up leftover yarn scraps. They are small and easy to carry around as a portable project.
There are many ideas for different ways to use them. They can appear in more than just crochet afghans.
Just as quilts can be worked in many shapes, these can also be crocheted in hexagons, triangles, or just about anything you can imagine. Squares are most common so that's why they are one of the common crochet terms.
This is one of the most interesting crochet terms. You can achieve a smoother surface with Tunisian crochet. It looks more like knitting, but it does not have the stretch of a true knit.
My friend was so excited when I taught her this technique because she loves the look of knitting but finds the needles too complicated.
This way you can have the smooth look with an easy hook!
It can also produce a surface that is thick and durable, so it is a good choice for rugs or pillows that will be used often.
Use the same basic crochet stitches, but leave them on the hook handle. The final pulling through is not completed. Do the entire row to add and store loops on the handle, and then go back across to complete each stitch and remove the stored loops.
Normal crochet hooks are shorter, but since this method leaves loops on the hook handle it must be long. It looks more like a straight knitting needle because there is a stop at the end to prevent loops from sliding off, but there is a hook for crocheting.