Knitting and Crochet Techniques

Want to take your needlework skillset to the next level? If so, we invite you to explore this fascinating list of knitting and crochet techniques. We start the list off with some of the most basic techniques that knitters and crochet enthusiasts need to know; from there, we move on to more advanced techniques that are interesting to learn about once you’re comfortable with the basics.

Basic Knitting and Crochet Techniques

How to Make a Slip Knot — Knitters and crochet enthusiasts both need to know how to make a slip knot. This tutorial will teach you how to do it.

Slip Stitch to Form a Ring in Crochet — This tutorial shows you one popular way of getting a crochet project started. You use this method when you want to crochet in rounds; it’s a good way to start crochet flowers, hats, circles, granny squares and lots of other crochet projects.

How to End Off in Crochet — This tutorial is just for brand new crocheters who haven’t yet learned what “end off” means, or how to do it.

How to Weave in Ends in Crochet and Knitting — Dealing with ends is a basic skillset that you’ll need for finishing most of your knitting and crochet projects. Additionally, it’s handy to understand the different ways you can avoid the task of weaving in your ends — a topic that’s also covered in this tutorial.

See Also: Crochet for Beginners

More Crochet Techniques

Bead Crochet Technique -- Patterns, Projects and Ideas: Bead Crochet Snowflake, Bead Crochet Necklaces and Bead Crochet Cell Phone Bag
Bead Crochet Technique — Patterns, Projects and Ideas: Bead Crochet Snowflake, Bead Crochet Necklaces and Bead Crochet Cell Phone Bag — Free crochet patterns are available online for all of these projects.

Bead Crochet — Beads can adorn all kinds of different crochet projects. Some of the most popular bead crochet projects are beaded jewelry, beaded shawls, beaded sweaters, beaded bags, beaded ornaments, beaded snowflakes and beaded edgings. We’ll teach you the basic bead crochet techniques, and you can use them to make whichever types of projects you’re interested in.

Bruges Crochet — A type of crochet lace that resembles vintage and antique handmade bobbin laces that were popular in the 1880s and after.

Fabric Crochet — An environmentally-friendly, and often frugal, money-saving crochet technique. Learn how to crochet with rag balls (AKA strips of fabric) instead of the usual materials like yarn or crochet thread.

Filet Crochet — This is a vintage crochet technique that has been popular for generations, and continues to be of interest to contemporary crafters.

Thread Crochet

Wire Crochet

Woven Crochet — The fabric made using this technique resembles weaving. As with woven fabrics, you often see plaid or checkered designs in woven crochet, because the technique lends itself well to making plaids and checks. It’s also possible to create interesting gradients, stripes and solids with this technique.

Those are the knitting and crochet techniques we’ve covered on our website so far. There are more interesting techniques you could try, but these are some of the techniques that are currently most popular. I hope you will enjoy learning and perfecting whichever of these techniques appeals to you most.

By Amy Solovay

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer who holds a degree in textile design and previously enjoyed a career in the textile industry. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at, and Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns, tutorials and book reviews. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

This page was last updated on 6-25-2019.

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