Dilemma: “I don’t know what to charge or how to figure out fair pricing when someone asks if I will do a project for them…

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Click here to download Whether it is a quick item, a big project, a repair, or completing an unfinished item for someone who has asked for your help … Generally,  you want to be paid what you believe you are … Continue reading

How to Keep Track of Multiple Knitting Patterns with Different Row Totals for Pattern Repeats

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Click here to download How do I keep track of ALL my rows when the piece I am working on contains several different patterns and each pattern is comprised of a different number of rows for the pattern repeat, and … Continue reading

How Tos: Double Crochet Post Stitches – Creating Vertical Lines on Right Side

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Click here to download HOW TOS:  DOUBLE CROCHET POST STITCHES Creating Vertical Lines of DC Posts on RS Worked in rows: First st is a ch3 ea row. Last st of row is a dc worked in the top of … Continue reading

Horizontal Stockinette Stitch Invisible Seam – Photo How-Tos … EASY PEASY !

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The only thing to say about making it NOT easy to forget HOW TO DO THIS is: EASY PEASY…   Click here to download Note:  white sts are elongated for viewing in above how-tos.  In working seam, tension sts to … Continue reading

How to Create & Work A Knitted Rib Onto A Crocheted Vest or Sweater by Susan D. Kerin

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Click here to download How to Work Knitted Ribbing on a Crocheted Vest or Sweater This is all about 1) Gauge 2) Measuring  & 3) Math. 1)  Complete the front and back crocheted pieces for the vest or sweater. 2)  … Continue reading

How to Count Crochet I-Cord Loops – this goes with previous crochet I-cord tutorial – see listings

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Click here to download An Addition to the crocheted cord series under …Free Stuff.  A good reference. Looks Like I-Cord to Me ! Be sure to see the other I-Cord posts. $1 or $2 donations to support site expenses and … Continue reading

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WE WANT TO CELEBRATE … and You Could Win A Prize! We here at Skerin Knitting and Crochet (me and my five clones do all of the work ourselves; that is a photo of us in front of our 4,000 … Continue reading

‘The Garter Papers – Garter St Tutorials’ by Susan D. Kerin


Garter Stitch Tutorials 17 page PDF with lots of clear how-to photos. Tutorial Includes: Identify Shaping Fixes and Options, Picking Up Sts on Garter Edges. Picking up additional sts evenly – the perfect formula. To pick up or not pick … Continue reading

Garter Stitch Seams Invisible Join How-tos With Photos

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Click here to download Garter Stitch Seams Invisible Join WOW Tips Here!  ‘Phototorial’ How-Tos Garter edge seams do not need to be perceived as a daunting challenge.   The goal in working this technique is to invisibly join stitch rows of … Continue reading

How to Increase and Decrease Evenly Across a Row – The Perfect Formula for Knitting & Crochet

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How To Increase and Decrease Evenly Across A Row – The Perfect Formula … works for both knitting and crochet … Click here to download There are two versions of this tutorial. Part I  is two tutorials, one on Increasing … Continue reading

Organize & Create a Great Studio Space – Tips, Guidelines, & Supplies


Click here to download Organize & Create a Great Studio Space Whether there is ample space or space is at a premium, the same rules of organization apply.  The more organized I am, the more I can devote my time … Continue reading

‘DUPLICATE STITCH CHAIN GANGS’ – Another Method for the Duplicate Stitch

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How Tos: ‘Duplicate Stitch Chain Gangs’ – Another Way to Create a Duplicate Stitch Click here to download The duplicate stitch is a wonderful design element.  As nice as the duplicate stitch is, it can sometimes be challenging to produce … Continue reading

I-Cords Exposed – Again … Crochet Stockinette St. & NEW Rectangular Knit I-Cord

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I-Cords Exposed Again … Click here to download A Stockinette St I-cord Can be Achieved With Three Different Methods   The knitted i-cord has always been a dependable, go-to stand-by when quick ties, chin straps, or embellishment are needed. For … Continue reading

Knitting & Crochet By-Products: Swatch Boards & How To Make Them

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               Swatch Boards  Knitting & Crochet  By-Products Click hereto download Swatching is key to good knitting or crocheting results. The more projects you do, the more swatches you prepare. Suddenly you have a multitude of swatches. When the swatch container … Continue reading