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Submitted by Robin
Love your site. Between the encouragement from the Word and the patterns, I feel very happy and content to just look here all the time. I do have a question however. Can you explain the differences between double crochet, cro-hooking, and crochetknit? I see books in the stores and catalogs from craft places but I don't know what the difference is in the techniques. I appreciate your time on this question. Thanks.
Double Crochet is one of the basic crochet stitches:
Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, yarn over again and pull up a loop. (You should have three loops on your hook.) Yarn over again and draw through two of the loops on the hook. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over again and draw through the last two of the loops on the hook.
Cro-hooking (a/k/a Crochet On The Double) is a method of crocheting that uses a double ended hook.
Cro-hooking is similar to tunisian crochet (a/k/a afghan stitch) which uses an extra long crochet hook that resembles a knitting needle. Stitches are placed on the needle and then worked off. Cro-Hooking uses a long hook but there's a hook on each end.
Crochetnit, a crochet technique developed by Mary Middleton, also involves a double ended hook.
The basic stitch is the same as cro-hooking but other stitches vary.
Stitchguide.com offers information on various crochetnit stitches:
The following site offers over 200 patterns:
Free Crochenit patterns available here:
Submitted by Mary
Came across a pattern that called for "a double loop know stitch" but
proceeded to describe the stich as if it were really 2 knot stitches. I
searched your site and "About" and several others, but found nothing
indicating that there was a special "double loop knot stitch". Am I
correct in thinking that it is just two knot stitches? At the end of the
row the directions say to do three knot stitches and does not call this a
"triple loop knot stitch". I am working the pattern as if the "double"
is just 2 and it is working very nicely, but I am curious AND a little
You can see how to do a Double Love Knot here:
If the pattern says to work 3 knot stitches you work 3 of the regular love knots.
The difference in the love knot and the double love knot is the height of the stitches.
Submitted by Cheryl
I Love your website and newsletter. I was looking for directions on how to make a loop stitch and spent several hours scaning different crochet websites and could never find the directions. I would love to see directions and an illustration for the loop stitch and double loop stitch.
Thank You and Merry Christmas
The Loop Stitch Instructions you found here will be helpful in learning the double loop stitch:
For the Double Loop Stitch you do the following:
Wrap the yarn clockwise around your finger twice. Insert your hook in the next stitch, then between your finger and the yarn through both strands. Draw both loops through the stitch. Yarn over and draw through all loops on the hook. Remove your finger from the loops and let them drop.
Here's another set of instructions I found online:
Double loop stitch: Hold yarn and hook as if to sc. Then twist yarn around your left index finger once more by moving finger forward, down and then back up again (2 strands over finger). The complete sc (using) both strands of yarn on finger. After completing stitch, slip loop off finger, making 1 loop. Repeat in same stitch for 2 loops in each stitch.
Here's a nice snowman pattern that includes the loop stitch:
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love the site!!!! I was an avid knitter until I figured out how fast crochet was compared to knitting....I still knit every now and then but CROCHET IS THE GREATEST!!!!!! LOve the site Keep up the good work.
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Jim had an awful day fishing, sitting on the lake all day without a single bite.
On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish.
He told the fish salesman, "Pick out the four largest ones and throw them at me, will you?"
"Ok. But, why do you want me to throw them at you?"
"Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them."
A man hated his wife's cat and he decided to get rid of it. He drove 20 blocks away from home and dropped the cat there. The cat was already walking up the driveway when he approached his home.
The next day, he decided to drop the cat 40 blocks away but the same thing happened. He kept on increasing the number of blocks but the cat kept on coming home before him.
At last he decided to drive a few miles away, turn right, then left, past the bridge, then right again and another right and so on until he reached what he thought was a perfect spot and dropped the cat there.
Hours later, the man called his wife at home and asked her, "Jen is the cat there?"
"Yes, why do you ask?"answered the wife.
Frustrated the man said, "Put that cat on the phone, I am lost and I need directions."
Three preachers sat discussing the best positions for
prayer while a telephone repairman worked nearby.
"Kneeling is definitely best," claimed one.
"No," another contended. "I get the best results standing
with my hands outstretched to Heaven."
"You're both wrong," the third insisted. "The most
effective prayer position is lying prostrate, face
down on the floor."
The repairman could contain himself no longer.
"Hey, fellas," he interrupted, "the best prayin'
I ever did was hangin'upside down from a telephone pole."
A man put his fifty cents in a vending machine and watched
helplessly while the cup failed to appear and a nozzle sent
coffee down the drain while another poured cream after it.
"Now that's automation!" he exclaimed. "It even drinks for
A father took his two-year-old daughter to the home-improvement store.
Madison got tired of walking, so her daddy let her ride on his shoulders. As
he walked, Madison began pulling his hair. Although he asked her to stop
several times, she kept on. Getting annoyed, he scolded, "Madison! Stop
"But, Daddy," she replied, "I'm just trying to get my gum back."
A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a midwest town
he planned to visit on his vacation.
He wrote, "I would very much like to bring my dog with me.
He is well groomed and very well behaved. Would you be
willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?"
An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who said,
"I've been operating this hotel for many years. In all
that time, I've never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes,
silverware or pictures off the walls. I've never had to
evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and
disorderly. and I've never had a dog run out on a hotel bill.
Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog
will vouch for you, you're welcome to stay here, too."
A little girl was wearing one of those Medical Alert bracelets.
Someone asked her what the bracelet was for. She replied,
"I'm allergic to nuts and eggs."
The person asked, "Are you allergic to cats?"
The girl said, "I don't know. I don't eat cats."
Q. Will health care be any different in the next century?
A. No, but if you call right now, you might get an appointment by then.
A lady is throwing a party for her granddaughter, and had gone
all out... a caterer, band, and a hired clown. Just before the
party started, two bums showed up looking for a handout.
Feeling sorry for the bums, the woman told them that she would
give them a meal if they will help chop some wood for her.
Gratefully, they headed to the rear of the house.
The guests arrived, and all was going well with the children
having a wonderful time. But the clown hadn't shown up. After a
half an hour, the clown finally called to report that he was
stuck in traffic, and would probably not make the party at all.
The woman was very disappointed and unsuccessfully tried to
entertain the children herself. She happened to look out the
window and saw one of the bums doing cartwheels across the
lawn. She watched in awe as he swung from tree branches, did
midair flips, and leaped high in the air. She spoke to the
other bum and said, "What your friend is doing is absolutely
marvelous. I have never seen such a thing. Do you think your
friend would consider repeating this performance for the
children at the party? I would pay him $50!"
The other bum says, "Well, I dunno. Let me ask him - HEY
WILLIE! FOR $50, WOULD YOU CHOP OFF ANOTHER TOE?"
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