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 – Single, Half Double and Double Crochet Stitches

Most of crochet patterns are combinations of chains, single, half double and double crochet. Working these basic stitches in different orders creates most of the elaborate lace and garment patterns you see. Once you get the hang of these stitches you are well on your way to your first project. It is important to remember…

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Stitch Tuesday – The Very Beginnings Of Crochet

In this week’s tutorial, I go over the very beginnings of crochet- how to make a slip knot, how I hold my yarn and my hook as well as how to chain. It’s important to remember that everyone is different and what may be comfortable for me might not be comfortable for you. It’s easy…

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Stitch Tuesday – Choosing Yarn and Hooks for Beginners

When you are new to crocheting it may be hard to choose the right yarn, project, hook and the rest. In this video, I go over the different types of yarn and notions available as well as my recommendations. In upcoming videos, I will go over stitches, reading instructions and charts, different techniques and finally…

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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 – Pistachio Shell

We are just a few weeks away from Christmas! I hope everyone is done or is close to finishing up gifts. One of my favorite things is all the nut mixes which get put out during Christmas parties. The most favorite nut of all being pistachio. The fact that it’s in a shell makes it…

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Stitch Tuesday – Iced Shell

Oh boy! It has been cold out here. I’m so grateful for all the wool in my life keeping me warm. Though I feel like I don’t have enough wooly clothing in my life. That’s probably because I’m cold at all times. Despite the name, I’m sure this iced shell would make heck of a…

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Throw Back Thursday – History of Crochet

A little disclaimer before we begin, I am not a historian. But since I am a master of crochet, I feel like I should know a thing or two. Thus, I did some reading up on this subject. It seems no one knows for sure where and when crochet came to be. It just appeared…

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Stitch Tuesday – Chain Links

I’m carrying on with cables this week. Chain link stitch is a mock cable that is super easy even for a beginner. Ch multiple of 5 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 2 ch, *ch 10, sk next ch, hdc in next 4 ch; repeat from * across, turn Ch 2 (counts…

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