Crochet techniques Make a magic circle A magic circle is an alternative to chains to start off a square or circular crochet motif without an obvious hole in the centre Join granny squares You can sew or crochet granny squares together to make larger items - learn more about joining techniques Perfect circles Understanding how to make a perfect crochet circle whether using trebles, half trebles or double crochet stitches A neat joining trick for crochet circles A quick and easy technique for closing rounds when making crochet circles or working in the round. No more seams! Crochet stitches: the half treble/hdc Detailed step-by-step tutorial on making a half treble (UK crochet terms). This is the half double crochet (hdc) in US terms. Crochet tricks with the half treble/hdc My Craftsy tutorial on just what you can do with a half treble (UK crochet terms). This is the half double crochet (hdc) in US terms. How to crochet a crab stitch edging Crab stitch is a neat and firm edging to blankets, bags and more. An easy stitch once you get the hang of it! How to crochet waistcoat stitch Waistcoat stitch is a dense form of double crochet that looks a lot like knitting! Used in the rainbow tote bag. Troubleshooting guide - the neat ripple pattern Common problems you might face when crocheting a neat ripple - and how to solve them.