Stitch Tuesday – Reading Charts and Written Instructions

I ran into some difficulties posting yesterday. I shot the video and then ran out of storage. Thus I couldn’t edit it before heading out to work. So I am a day late but I’m sure you’ll forgive me for this slight delay. In this video, I show you how to read charts and understand…

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Stitch Tuesday – Back To Basics

For some time I’ve been thinking what should I do for this weekly segment. So much so that I didn’t do anything at all and this simply won’t do. I’ve decided to go back to basics. For the next few weeks I’m gonna be going over the building blocks of crochet starting with how to…

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Stitch Tuesday – jeobneun stitch

With fall fast approaching, I’m thinking more and more about cozy and warm fabrics. Cables make dense fabrics and the textures are amazing. They are awesome for outer wear or home decor like pillows and throws. This is a particular favourite of mine. Ch multiple of 6 plus 3. Dc in 4th ch from hk,…

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Stitch Tuesday – tweed stitch

I love tweed. It’s a classic, which never goes out of style. Any given year, any given season, you’ll be able to find tweed in the runway. Crocheted tweed stitch doesn’t quite look like woven fabric, but it’s very flexible and has a lovely texture. Ch even number of st Sc into 2nd st from…

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Stitch Tuesday – reading charts

Charts are great for both crocheting and knitting. They provide clarity. There can’t be any confusion due to wording and explanations. They are also great for visualizing what the pattern looks like before you begin. I often find myself in a rabbit hole of patterns and charts on Pinterest. The problem is, half of them…

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Stitch Tuesday – foundations 

Different foundations serve different purposes and are best suited for different projects. Here are four most common ways to crochet foundations. Pick the one you like the best! I know I have my favourites. Happy stitching!

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Stitch Tuesday – Diamond Shell

Diamond shell is a very pretty and easy stitch. It would lovely as a shawl or incorporated in a garment. V-stitch (v-stitch): Dc, ch3, dc in st indicated Ch multiple of 10 plus 3 Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, v-st in next ch, *dc in…

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Stitch Tuesday – pleats two ways

I’m super late with this post. First there were plumbers at my place and then covfefe happened. Nevertheless, here it is. I love pleats! They add so much interest to a garment. Plus they never go out of style. Today I’m showing how to crochet pleats going from bottom up and from top down. At…

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Another Lacy Stitch – tutorial 

Spring has arrived to Vancouver. The trees are white and pink with blossom and a hint of green from the tiny leaves. The bugs are awake from their slumber, doing important days work. I found this lace which reminds me of them. Ch a multiple of 6 plus 4 Sc into 2nd ch from hook,…

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