Video tutorial on how to pick up knitting stitches with crochet hook

Today,  I was working on a new design for knitted clothes for Edward and Anastasia teddy bear.

It struck me that it might  be a good idea to get a little bit more specific when I say: ‘pick up x number of stitches along this edge’.

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So, I wrote out how I like to pick up stitches – which is with a crochet hook.

And, then it struck me that showing how to do this is probably even better than just writing about it.

So, I made a video tutorial, demonstrating on how I use a crochet hook to pick up the required stitches.

This technique works equally well for knitting flat or knitting in the round.

And, here’s the video tutorial:



Filed under knitting, tutorial & how to

4 responses to “Video tutorial on how to pick up knitting stitches with crochet hook

  1. Aleksa

    Brilliant! This is kind of like having my Grandma available on screen. Thank you!


  2. Hi Aleksa
    I love that! And, you know, that’s kind of how I felt when I made the video… it struck me as a useful thing to pass along, if anyone was interested… a rather granny-ish thing to do 😀


  3. Carolee

    timeing is everything, I am working on a baby sweater that needs to have the front and neck stiches picked up and knitted (first time) and I was very unsure even after looking @ several videos. It has sat for over a week and the babys due this month. I have crochet for over thirty years and knitted for five so the idea of having old faithfull in my hand was AWSOME ! I will get the ribbing done this weekend using that method. THANK YOU !! Also liked the slip stich tip could use help with soomther easier to stich together edges.


  4. Hi Carolee
    I am so pleased that my video was helpful! Yay! Have fun with that baby sweater! 🙂


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