• Crochet Video Tutorials: basic stitches and amigurumi techniques

    Need help crocheting? You’ve come to the right place! Learning to crochet from written instructions can be tricky… that’s why I’ve made a collection of video tutorials to help you out. Sometimes, seeing something in action is all you need! I’ve videotaped the most common crochet stitches in action, as well as techniques that you’ll [...] Continue Reading
  • Great little instarsia video! Stacey makes it easy! Quickie Intarsia Tutorial

    Intarsia. Oooh. Sounds scary, right? But it’s totally not scary at all! I’ve filmed a quickie video for you… it’s only 2 minutes, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is! Intarsia Tutorial Video Intarsia is a method of changing colors over big stretches (when it’s too far to carry your unused color). All you […]

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  • Grab my new Craftsy class for 50% off!

    My newest Craftsy course is live! And you can get it for 50% off just by clicking this link: craftsy.me/StaceyTrock. Squee! This class is so amazing! I’ll teach you how to read Japanese charts, crochet using joined rounds, make kawaii proportions and expressions, add fabric and felt details… and of course, the patterns for all […]

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  • FreshStitches rainbow bundles fabric Video Tutorial: English Paper Piecing

    I’m obsessed with English Paper Piecing (EPP). And because I want to you to share in the love of this awesome craft, I’ve put together two video tutorials so you can learn to do it too! Watch them and then start stitching! You’ll probably end up addicted to these little hexagon-shaped fabric pieces of candy… […]

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  • Candy Skein yarn rainbow Want to try 9 inch circular needles?

    I absolutely love knitting socks on 9 inch circular needles. Most people think I’m crazy when I say that my favorite knitting needle is a 9″ circular. But I can’t help it. I’m in love. When you knit with other techniques (double point needles, two circulars or magic loop), there’s always a join that creates […]

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  • Paint your own craft eyes How to Paint Your Own Craft Eyes

    I stock lots of pretty colors of craft eyes in my shop. But, what do you do if you want something I don’t have? Like pink eyes? Or glitter eyes? Or polka dot eyes? Hmm… those would be hard to find. You can paint them yourself! Today, I’ll show you how to paint your own […]

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  • Crochet Provisional cast on from FreshStitches Crochet Provisional Cast On Tutorial

    The crochet cast on is a fabulous cast on to have in your knitting tool kit. And I’ve made you a video to show you how to do it! It uses a ‘waste’ piece of yarn that you’ll pull out when you’re finished knitting: leaving a row of live stitches on the first row! It’s […]

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  • Continental knitting from FreshStitches What is Continental Knitting?

    When I’m teaching new knitters, I notice that a lot of them get caught up in the terms for the different styles of knitting. What is continental knitting? What is throwing? And which one is better? Do what’s most comfortable When I teach beginning knitters, I don’t tell them anything about how to hold the […]

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  • how to sc3tog crochet tutorial How to sc3tog

    sc3tog: single crochet 3 stitches together Sc3tog is a decrease over 3 stitches, and it’s one that I find myself using a lot, recently! Today, I’ll show you how to do it, step by step. Here is what your piece will look like before you begin… notice there is one loop on the hook: Insert […]

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  • beaded crab crochet Tutorial: How to crochet with beads (video)

    Crocheting with beads can be tricky. Many techniques call for adding the bead to the stitch as you go, which isn’t great for traveling, and the bead doesn’t sit nicely. Want to see the beading technique I developed? In this technique, the beads sit nicely on the front loop of the piece, so we’ll be […]

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