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8 Crochet Techniques to Learn for Fall

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Ever thought of taking your fall crochet skills "beyond the basics"? Here are some unique techniques to spice up your crochet projects. You can learn these techniques and more in Crochet Beyond the Basics.

1. Irish Crochet

Irish Crochet is just gorgeous. It's all about working around a "padding" cord. Which makes this technique perfect for crochet flowers and intricate lace. 

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Irish Crochet Lab

2. Mosaic Crochet

Mosaic Crochet seems as though you are crocheting on top of crochet. It's all about contrasting colors and the results are stunning! The second photo is a pattern by Lily Chin. She was twice named Fastest Crocheter in the World. Her book Lily Chin's Mosaic Magic  makes this technique surprisingly simple. 

Ravelry: Margret Willson
Lily Chin's Mosaic Magic

3. Tapestry Crochet

Tapestry Crochet is about working with two colors on the same row. The technique is to switch colors smoothly so the fabric almost looks woven. This technique would be perfect for creating a crochet tribal print pattern. 

Jellina Creations
Ravelry: Carol Ventura
4. Filet Crochet


Filet Crochet is amazing! It must take so much time mapping out how to crochet images into your pattern. This technique uses simple crochet techniques. It is easier to read by charts instead of written out instructions. 

Ravelry: Johnnadette (pattern by Kim Guzman)
Ravelry: Katya Novikova 
Needle-Works Butterfly

5. Hairpin Lace

Hairpin Lace looks very high fashion. It started in the nineteenth century using actual hairpins. This is a difficult technique, but the results are worth it! 

Ravelry: Jennifer Hansen
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6. Symbol Crochet
 
Do you ever fall in love with a pattern and realize it's written in symbols? This Blossom Slippers pattern was that pattern for me. They are so cute. But, I have never learned to follow symbols. Fear no more of patterns written in different languages. Symbol crochet is universal! 
Ravelry: Pierrot
7. Broomstick Lace
 
Broomstick Lace was the inspiration for this blog post. It's so unique. I had to try it out. It is a little awkward trying to hold size 19 knitting needles while crocheting. But I'll get the hang of it! Makes me think maybe using an actual broomstick might be easier?
Ravelry: B.hooked Crochet
Ravelry: Kristin Omdahl

8. Bruges Lace 

Bruges Lace was inspired by ribbon lace. Crocheters learned to make material that looks like ribbon lace, but is much easier to make. It only requires simple crochet skills and the results are stunning! 

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Thanks for reading! I hope you were inspired to learn something new. Check out Crochet Beyond the Basics to learn all these techniques and more! 

Stay crafty!

-Marie

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