Daughter of Dragons Scarf Pattern with Videos

It’s finally here! The updated pattern for the Daughter of Dragons Scarf has hit the Long Dog Wool blog! This has been my most popular design on Ravelry. It’s an intermediate pattern that is also suitable for the adventurous beginner. The Daughter of Dragons scarf is based on a dragon tail shape. The ‘fins’ alternate…

Basic Crochet Cable Stitch: A Long Dog Wool Tutorial

One of the features of knitting that I love is the beautiful cable stitches that adorn sweaters, scarfs and other handmade items. I learned to knit and crochet at the same time, when I was five years old, and have somehow always preferred crochet (so much easier to recover a dropped stitch…or two…or fifty!) but…

How to Wet Block your Crochet and Knit Creations

A Long Dog Wool Video Tutorial Blocking is the process we put our finished crochet and knit items through to even out the stitches and give it a professional ‘finished’ appearance. If you’ve ever looked at your wavy, puckered creation and wondered how others get theirs so nice and even, it could be that blocking…

Front-Post and Back-Post Stitches: A Long Dog Wool Stitch Tutorial

Front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc) stitches (called front post treble crochet and back post treble crochet in UK terms) are beautifully decorative and useful stitches. They are often used to create a ‘ribbing’ effect in crochet similar to the type of knit ribs you find on sweater cuffs and…

How to Do Bobbles, Popcorns, and Puff Stitches

Bobbles, popcorns and puff stitches can add a fabulous dimension to your crochet projects. There are all sorts of uses for them from the practical to the decorative. But what is the difference between them and how do you make them? I’m glad you asked…. I’m going to explain the difference between each type of…

Stitch Tutorial: The Suzette Stitch

The Suzette Stitch, sometimes called the Thicket Stitch, is the perfect stitch for making dishcloths, blankets or anything where you want some visual interest and some thickness but don’t want it to be overly complicated or a yarn eater. Video is below. Narration is in USA crochet terms but both USA and UK terms are…