Mollie Johanson, Freelance Writer

Mollie Johanson

Mollie is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.

This basic stitch is great for crafting garments, scarves, and hats.
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It can be used in a variety of different configurations, including rows, squares, circles, triangles, and other shapes.
Try these three practical tips when learning how to do it in a way that works for you.
Customize your clothing, make mending more beautiful, or add special details to home décor.
Learn how it's cut and used in all kinds of sewing projects.
Did you know that the seed stitch in American English is the moss stitch in British English?
Choose one that's perfect for your project whether it be a quilting, embroidery, or appliqué technique.
Plus, how to find the one that is right for you.
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All you need is a needle and thread to master this handy skill. Once you know the basic stitches—running stitch, whip stitch, blind hem stitch, and more—and practical techniques, you can use them for basting, buttons, hems, and more.
As a beginner, this is one of the basic stitches you'll learn.
Its classic pattern adds a decorative border for hats, sweaters, and blankets.
Add fluffy texture to your crochet projects—baby blankets, shawls, and even flower pins.
A few simple variations can give your crochet a completely different look. Once you've mastered the basics—chain stitches and single crochets—you've got a solid foundation to craft patterns in all shapes, textures, and visual effects.