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Tutorials & Stitches

Our patterns all use the same abbreviations and terms, which can be found here. Some of the less commonly-used and complicated techniques we use are below.

To quickly find a term, try using the find function (PC keyboard shortcut: "Control + F" / Mac keyboard shortcut: "⌘ + F").

To download a PDF with CEY's Standard Stitches and Abbreviations, click here (3 pages, 464 KB).


How to make a bobble.

Binding Off – Three Needle Method

Learn how to bind off using the three needle bind off method.

Binding Off – How to smooth stepped bind off stitches

Learn how to bind off while avoiding visible steps.

Binding Off – Sewn

Learn how to bind off using the sewn bind off method.


Learn how to block using the wet blocking technique.

Buttonhole – Bound-Off

Learn how to make a buttonhole by binding off.

Buttonhole – Yarn-Over

Learn how to make a buttonhole using a yarn over.


How to make cables.

Casting On – Beginning and End of Row

How to work cast on stitches at the beginning or end of a row.

Casting On – Long Tail

How to cast on using the Long Tail cast-on Method.

Casting On – Provisional

How to cast on using the Provisional cast-on Method.

Charts – Beginning and ending points

How to work beginning and ending points as indicated on a chart.

Crochet – Double Crochet

How to work double crochet stitches.

Crochet – Fasten Off

How to fasten off.

Crochet – In the round

How to crochet in the round.

Crochet – Joining Motifs

How to join crochet motifs.

Crochet – Joining with a slip stitch

How to join yarn with a slip stitch.

Crochet – Seaming with single crochet

How to seam a garment using single crochet.

Crochet – Single Crochet 3 together

How to work a sc3tog.

Crochet – Single Crochet Ribbing

How to work ribbing using sc-tbl.

Crochet – Single Crochet and Single Crochet through the back loop

How to work a sc and sc-tbl.

Crochet – Treble Crochet

How to work treble crochet stitches.


Learn the difference between left and right slanting decreases.

Dorset Buttons

Learn how to make a Dorset button.

Double Decreases

Learn a few methods of decreasing 2 stitches at the same time.

Double Yarn Overs

Learn how to work double yarn overs.

Embellish - Cast-on/bind-off Flower

Learn how to make a flower using cast-on and bound-off stitches.

Embellish - Vertical Chain

Learn how to make a vertical line using a crochet chain.

Embroidery - French Knot

Learn how to make a French knot.

Fair Isle

Learn how to do color work with 2 strands of yarn.

Felting - by hand

Learn how felt by hand.


Learn how to join two pieces using the Kitchener Stitch.


Learn how to make an I-Cord.


Learn the difference between right and left slanting increases.

Increase - k1-b/r

Learn how to k1-b/r.

Increase - m1 and yo

Learn how m1 and yo can differ and be used interchangeably.

Increase - m8

Learn how increase 8 stitches from 1 stitch.


Learn how to do the Intarsia technique.

What does "Knit the knit sts and purl the purl stitches" mean?

What are ladders and how to avoid them.


Learn how to line a bag with fabric.

Magic Loop

Learn how to work in-the-round using one long circular needle.

Picking up Stitches

How to pick up stitches evenly along an edge.


How to create your own pom-pom maker and use it to make a pom-pom.

Provisional Cast On

Learn one way of doing a provisional cast on.

Rolling Edges

Learn how to avoid rolled edges when working in Stockinette Stitch.

Seaming – CO to BO edges

Learn how to sew the cast-on and bind-off edges together.

Seaming – Mattress Stitch

Learn how to sew two side edges together using the Mattress stitch.

Short Rows

How to wrap and turn when working short rows.

Slip Sts

How to use simple slip sts to create intricate looking colorwork.


How to create a smocked fabric from Stockinette Stitch.

Stitch Patterns – Knit and Purl

A few knit and purl stitch patterns.


How to change colors for stripes in various stitch patterns.

Yarn Overs

Learn how to work yarn over stitches with ease!

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