Category - How To & Tips

Brioche Knitting Pattern – Striped Brioche Blanket – Part 2

    It’s Part 2 of our multi-part series on Brioche Knitting, and we are featuring the Striped Brioche Baby Blanket.  Make sure to purchase the kit or download the pattern and follow along. In Part 1 of this series, we demonstrated the basics of knitting brioche with one color on the flat.  We knitted a quick swatch using size 6...

Easy Titan Toque – Knit Beanie, Knit Slouchy Hat

A toque refers to a knit hat, used commonly in the knit and crochet community.  The origins of this word come from approximately 13th-century Europe.  A toque is also the hat a professional would wear, for instance, the headwear of a chef, magistrate or professor. There are many names for knit caps, and so many stitches and technique variations...

How to Read a Crochet Pattern – Part 2

This tutorial is written for the crocheter who knows how to crochet basic stitches and would like to explore patterns designed by Mary Maxim.  This tutorial does not show how to crochet each stitch from the beginning to end, but does show you one repeat of the stitches written in pattern and relies on you, the crocheter, to continue following the...

How to Crochet C2C or Corner to Corner

How to Crochet c2c

The Corner to Corner technique, although very trendy, is a technique that has been around for ages.  Crocheted items worked in the corner to corner technique are often sought after for their beautiful textures and their beautiful simplicity.  This series teaches how to crochet C2C or the Corner to Corner technique. As we proceed with this...

Fixing a snag in a sweater- Step by Step Tutorial!

Fixing a Snag in a Sweater Let me tell you about my best friend, he’s great! He is always in a good mood, always happy to see me and he’s super sweet. He has beautiful long hair that is always GORGEOUS! I admit he’s pretty close to perfection but, there’s just one thing: Chico’s nails snag my hand-knits like you wouldn’t believe. Even...