Shopping Basket

Deramores Blog — Tutorials

5 Of Our Favourites: DIY Christmas Hanging Decorations

Christmas Decoration Tutorial Christmas Decorations Crochet Christmas Hanging Decoration DIY Christmas DIY Christmas Decorations Knitted Christmas Decorations Tutorials

5 Of Our Favourites: DIY Christmas Hanging Decorations

We have hand-picked some of our favourite DIY Christmas Hanging Decoration tutorials for you to have a go at! We have a mixture of crochet, knitting and simple wrap around yarn projects so have a look what takes your fancy!

Read more →


Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

Tutorials

Mary Beth Temple: Crochet Symbols

Want to learn how to read your favourite crochet patterns? Look no further! Please welcome Mary Beth Temple, our guest blogger who will teach you how to read crochet symbol charts so those little lines will stump you no longer! What are you waiting for? There are several differences between knit and crochet – not just in the look of the fabric, or in the technical skills needed to make it, but in the way the written patterns work as well. Let’s face it, crochet patterns can be LONG! Not only does the designer have to tell you which stitch...

Read more →


How to Crochet: Joining Granny Squares

Tutorials

How to Crochet: Joining Granny Squares

Need a quick and simple way for joining granny squares? Then we have the blog post for you! The lovely Mary Beth Temple has written this fab tutorial to make this task a breeze! Granny squares – they are so much fun to make, and there are a thousand plus variations, but how best to put them together? The three things you need to think about when selecting a method are speed, strength/durability, and visual appeal. I almost always put my squares together with a double crochet (single crochet US) seam. While whip stitching seams with a tapestry needle and matching yarn...

Read more →


Vickie Howell: How to Crochet a Cable

Tutorials

Vickie Howell: How to Crochet a Cable

The cultivator of craft, Vickie Howell is back and this week she is teaching you the art of crocheting cables. With video tutorial and FREE coffee cup cozie pattern, enhance your crochet skills today.  I love cables. They’re cool, textural and add a bit of interest, especially when working with a smooth yarn like my collaboration with Deramores, Mod Wool. Crochet cables have a similar effect as their knitted sisters, but are easier to create because they don’t require any additional tools. This week I popped onto the Deramores Facebook page for a live streaming, step-by-step tutorial on crocheting cables....

Read more →


Reading Knit Stitch Diagrams

Tutorials

Reading Knit Stitch Diagrams

Prepare to become a knitting whizz and read on for guest blogger Mary Beth Temple’s guide on knit stitch diagrams, that is sure to get you and your needles ready to begin your latest project. In an earlier post, I wrote about reading symbol diagrams for crocheters, see post here, so it seems time for the knitters to get some info on the same topic! I am going to cover a few common symbols, and how to read three different chart layouts. While there are a seemingly infinite number of symbols and variations, once you get the basics down, you'll find...

Read more →