Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern, instruction video

Planned Color Pooling with long color changing variegated yarn

Yarn pooling is an interesting phenomenon which can be both a wonderful blessing and a massive bother, depending on what you are doing. With this post I am aiming to lift the fog around color pooling a bit. Op verzoek heb ik deze uitleg ook in het Nederlands beschikbaar.  Huh? Color pooling? What's color pooling?… Continue reading Planned Color Pooling with long color changing variegated yarn

Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern, instruction video, Nederlands

Planned Color Pooling met Lang Kleurverloop Garen

Planned Color Pooling is een opmerkelijk fenomeen dat zich kan voordoen als je met kleurverloop garen werkt. Het kan iets heel leuks zijn maar het kan ook super irritant zijn, ligt er aan hoe je ernaar kijkt en waar je mee bezig bent.  If you don't speak Dutch, I also have this post available in English.… Continue reading Planned Color Pooling met Lang Kleurverloop Garen

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How to speak crochet slang

"I had a WIP that I was considering frogging before it turned into a UFO, but I picked it up again and now it is HOTH." Are you looking at that and thinking "Huh?? What is she talking about?" You see, there is more than just stitch terms and definitions when it comes to crochet.… Continue reading How to speak crochet slang

Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern, instruction video

How to C2C – Corner-to-Corner Crochet

Corner-to-Corner crochet, or C2C for short, is a fun and relaxing technique to work everything from very simple to very intricate designs and graphghans. In my series on Crochet Fundamentals I would like to help you master C2C. The basic idea.... The basic idea of C2C is that you start in one corner and work along… Continue reading How to C2C – Corner-to-Corner Crochet

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Why does my granny square center turn?

I have had many discussions with people about turning centers in their granny squares when crocheting in the round and what they can do about it. A friend of mine asked me if I could write up my explanation and advice because she kept forgetting. So here goes! What is a turning center granny square? Before we… Continue reading Why does my granny square center turn?

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How to Crochet: increasing and decreasing stitches

In lesson 3 on 'How to Crochet' I showed you how to do slip, chain and single crochet stitches. Today I am going to show you how to decrease and increase stitches. How to increase stitches Increasing crochet stitches is actually really easy. All you have to do is work more than one stitch in the same… Continue reading How to Crochet: increasing and decreasing stitches

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How to crochet: slip, chain and single crochet stitches

In this lesson on 'How to Crochet' I show you how to make slip stitches, single crochet stitches and chain stitches. All three these stitches have the same name in US and UK terms, so that makes life a little easier this time. In three videos I show you step-by-step how to make these stitches.… Continue reading How to crochet: slip, chain and single crochet stitches

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How to crochet: difference between US and UK crochet terms & crochet abbreviations

Have you mastered the chain stitch I showed you in Lesson 1? Have you been experimenting a bit with holding your yarn and hook in a certain way? Then you are just about ready to start crocheting. US and UK crochet terminology But before we get to making stitches, there is something you should know… Continue reading How to crochet: difference between US and UK crochet terms & crochet abbreviations

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How to crochet: hooks, yarn and making a slip knot

To start crocheting it's a good idea to invest time in finding hooks that work well with your hands and finding a way to hold your hook and yarn that don't stress your hands. But then there is still the question of getting the yarn actually attached to your hook in the first place.... In this… Continue reading How to crochet: hooks, yarn and making a slip knot

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How to crochet step-by-step

Do you see all those wonderful crochet creations online and think "I wish I could do that"? What if it's not as difficult as you might think? In a series of lessons which include step-by-step video tutorials and assignments I will help you to master many crochet stitches and make something fun in the process.… Continue reading How to crochet step-by-step