January 24, 2022

Techniques

In CreaCrafts' magazine collection, Knit & Stitch Creative, we tailor the magazines as if they were a gradual learning course - starting with the basics and developing the reader's skills as they grow and develop. Through the collection we hope you'll not only become an advanced knitter (and create our beautiful throw, of course!), but you'll learn crochet, felting...
Here at CreaCrafts we don't just love knitting and crochet - we love all crafts big and small, little and tall, all and all... (you get the picture!). Our magazine collection, Knit & Stitch Creative, focusses on knitting, crochet, felting and crewelwork. But what is crewelwork? Read this little interview with our designer, Sam Beresford, to get the picture. Can...
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In Issue 24 of Knit & Stitch Creative magazine you'll discover something exciting - how your squares will be joined together to make your beautiful throw! Watch the video above to find out more. Your squares are joined together with a flat seam. Make sure they're all blocked to 12x12cm by using the spray method. Keep the tacking stitches in...
It's a week until Valentine's day, and six days until Galentine's or Palentine's (celebrating your friends), so it's a time to really feel the love. To celebrate, CreaCrafts has another special knitting treat for you - a free heart cushion pattern! This lovely chunky cushion is knitted on 8 millimetre needles, and while it's themed for the season, we...
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The embossed diamonds pattern is a distinctive stitch that will look lovely as part of Knit and Stitch Creative's throw. It's created by working moss stitch on a stocking stitch background and is designated as 3* in difficulty, so watch the video above if you're stuck at any point. Remember you can always contact the @CreaCrafts team on Facebook (ask for...
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Have you ever tried knitting on the round? Many knitters of varying levels prefer knitting in this way rather than knitting flat with two flat needles. In the video above you'll learn how to knit in the round using double-pointed needles, although you can also knit with circular needles. Double-pointed needles are essential for knitting small tubes such as when...
Hairy and fluffy yarns are wonderfully tactile and look beautiful in a finished knitted or crocheted item. However, at a first glance these type of yarns may seem trickier to knit, especially if you haven't had much practice. We feature a few fluffy yarns in our collection - Aerial, a fluffy fashion yarn, Craquelure, a fine and fluffy yarn and...
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Although it may sound daunting to a novice knitter, changing colours when you're knitting really is so easy. The video above shows you how to make coloured stripes using stocking stitch. Want to put your skills into practise? Then check out this free bonus pattern here for a striped pot holder. We recommend customising it by adding lines of running stitch...
CreaCrafts has a special Christmas present to readers - a unique knitted santa hat and two amazing ways of customising it! These fun festive hats are great to wear on Christmas day - and far classier than paper hats from a cracker. You can easily adapt them in your own colours and they're brilliant last-minute stocking fillers. Click here for...
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Was the first stitch you ever learned garter stitch? This simple stitch is created by using the knit stitch on every single row. It's easy to learn but essential to master because it appears in a variety of projects throughout the Knit and Stitch Creative collection. Take time to watch the video above to finesse your technique. Garter stitch creates a...

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