In honor of KP Crochet’s launch, the Knit Picks staff is taking this week to focus on all our favorite, hook-tastic products and projects.
The introduction of KP Crochet just wouldn’t be complete without a whole set of brand new video tutorials! We were lucky enough to work with knit and crochet designer Kalurah Hudson from While They Play designs, who kindly shared her wealth of crochet knowledge with us to create our series of crochet tutorials.
Spanning a wide range of topics, complete beginners can learn about the anatomy of a hook or check out different ways to hold a crochet hook and yarn while those more acquainted with crochet can learn new techniques like broomstick lace!
Anatomy of a Crochet Hook
In addition to covering the main stitches found in crochet – single, half double, double, triple, double treble – we have several video tutorials where you can follow along with Kalurah to learn a few new stitches textures like bobbles, the popcorn stitch and the puff stitch.
For working in the round, be sure to check out Kalurah’s video tutorials on working in continuous rounds (spirals), joined rounds and of course, the very handy magic circle technique. And if you’re looking for ways to add shaping to your work, we have increases and decreases covered too.
Personally, I really appreciated Kalurah’s tips in the video that shows how to work a foundation chain. In addition to showing you how to make the foundation chain, Kalurah also demonstrates several different methods for working into your foundation chain. And for a beginning crocheter like myself, a foundation chain seems like a simple enough task but these tips were a huge game changer!
How to Make a Slip Knot & Foundation Chain
If you’re more comfortable with written instructions but want to try out charts, Kalurah’s video tutorial on crochet charts and symbols is sure to get you on track to trying out a charted pattern or two.
How to Read Crochet Charts & Symbols
And again, huge thanks to Kalurah! In addition to being our very awesome crochet expert, Kalurah has over 50 crochet and knit designs to her name! You can also find her beautiful design work in both our First Light pattern collection and our newest crochet pattern collection, Serenity.
You can find all of the tutorials mentioned in addition to so much more here:
So go ahead: get out a crochet hook and a ball of yarn while you peruse our brand new section of crochet tutorials! And be sure to keep checking back throughout the coming weeks and months, we have many more crochet tutorials in store that we will be adding throughout the summer.
What are some crochet techniques that you’d like to learn?