Crochet, crochet fundamentals, instruction video

Crochet gauge, tension and the golden loop

When you just start to crochet, don't worry about gauge and tension, but there comes a point when it's important, for example when making clothing or working with a yarn kit containing a specific amount of yarn. In this tips and tricks post as part of my TLC Blanket I discuss what tension and gauge… Continue reading Crochet gauge, tension and the golden loop

Crochet, crochet fundamentals

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 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

Crochet, crochet fundamentals, Free pattern, instruction video

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