Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Double Crochet Tutorial

Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Congratulations! You are about to learn the final basic stitch in your Learn to Crochet Journey – the Double Crochet Stitch! Now that you OWN that half double crochet stitch, you are so ready to conquer the Double Crochet! Plus, remember how with a half double crochet stitch you can crochet bigger, faster? Well guess what? The Double Crochet takes you even further with just 2 additional steps. Woo! Read on to follow my easy photo and video tutorials for the Double Crochet Stitch!

How to Double Crochet | Photo and Video Tutorial | www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.com

The Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet the same way I did! As a busy mom, the easiest and most appealing way for me to learn crochet was through the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns. While there are some fantastic programs out there, it was hard for me to find the time and babysitter needed to attend a formal class. So for me, I preferred the “self taught” method.

This method is also great for those who don’t have access to a local class, or those who prefer to learn without pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! Once I learned to crochet, I never wanted to stop (and I haven’t)!  🙂 I hope it feels the same for your too, but if it doesn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – yet another bonus! So, let’s get started!



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Half Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

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Half Double Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

Welcome back to the next step in your Learn to Crochet Journey – the Half Double Crochet Stitch! Just one additional step takes you from a single crochet to a half double crochet stitch! What’s more, with a half double crochet stitch you can crochet bigger, faster and create so many things from garments, to hats to blankets!

Learn to Half Double Crochet | Photo and Video Tutorial | www.GreenFoxFarmsDesigns.com

This Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet in the same manner I learned! For me, the most accessible method to learn crochet was through the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns. While there are some fantastic programs out there, as a busy mom I preferred this method of learning rather than having a formal “teacher” and classes.

The other aspect that of self paced teaching that I like is that you can learn without pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. Like I stated above, this makes it perfect for busy moms (like me!) or students who need to work at their own pace! Or those who don’t have a lot of free time to take a class or seminar, but are eager to learn! Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! When I found crochet, I knew that I was HOME! 🙂 I hope it feels the same for your too, but if it doesn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – Hooray! So, let’s get started!



 

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10 Essential Crochet Tools – Weekend Crochet

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10 Essential Crochet Tools

Hello Friends! I am excited to share with you my top 10 Essential Crochet Tools that I think every Crochet Artist needs in their life! I have been crocheting for about 7 years at the time of this post. I certainly started off with a very different set of tools than I use today! I’ll bet you can say the same as well!

For me, lots of trial and error went into the decision to try new tools. I can be very frugal at times, so it was sometime difficult to decide to try more expensive items, but sometimes it truly is worth the investment! Value of course is in the eye of the beholder, with both form and function playing a role. The exciting thing is there are so many awesome handmade options now! 

You could spend hours browsing through all the beautiful, creative, handmade crochet tools on Etsy. I’m not speaking from personal experience of course. That was certainly not my favorite part about writing this article. Well, actually getting to meet all of the wonderful sellers on Etsy was truly the best part, but the looking was a very close second!

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These are a few of my favorite things…

My List of 10 Essential Crochet Tools are all tools that I use every day. I have tried to compile a list of a variety of options, but of course only touch the tip of the iceberg of the amazing options out there! How much time do you spend crocheting each week? For me that answer varies from week to week, but is usually upwards of 20 hours. That’s a significant amount of time, wouldn’t you say? A very happy investment of time in fact! 

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Single Crochet – Learn to Crochet Series

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Hello Friends!

I am thrilled to welcome you back for the next step in our Learn to Crochet Series – the Single Crochet Stitch! Just a few simple steps take you from a chain to a stitch – and with a single crochet you can make almost anything!

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This Learn to Crochet Series was designed to help you learn to crochet in the same manner I learned! I learned to crochet with the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns, rather than having a formal “teacher” to speak of.

I like this method of learning without pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. Perfect for busy moms or students who need to work at their own pace! Or those who don’t have a lot of free time to take a class or seminar, but are eager to learn! Crochet is a wonderful creative outlet! For me, crochet was IT! I hope it is for your too, but if it isn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – Hooray!

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Slip Knot & Chain – Learn to Crochet Series

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Hello Friends!

Have you ever heard the phrase “Begin at the beginning…?” Well that’s exactly where we are headed. This post is for you new crocheters out there! Hi! Welcome! Come on in & don’t be shy!! We all started somewhere, and this is a great place to start!

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This Learn to Crochet Series was designed to do exactly that – help you learn to crochet. I myself am “self taught” as in I learned to crochet with the help of books, YouTube videos (like those you will find below!), and beginner patterns, rather than having a formal “teacher” to speak of.

I think this is a great way to learn with no pressure, at your own pace, and in your own time. A lot of us are moms and we don’t have a lot of free time to take a class or seminar, but we are eager to learn! Eager to have something to call our own – a creative outlet! For me, crochet was IT! I hope it is for your too, but if it isn’t, learning this way won’t cost you much time or money – Hooray!

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Foundation Crochet Stitches – Weekend Crochet

 

Hello Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Welcome to the first installment of Weekend Crochet – Tips & Tricks! Today I will share one of my favorite methods that I have learned as a Crochet Artist. Foundation Crochet Stitches!

I will be sharing a both a written description and a video tutorial for each of the Foundation Crochet Stitches. Included are Foundation Single (fsc), Half Double (fhdc), and Double Crochet (fdc) methods.

The Foundation Crochet Stitches are a great technique to add a bit more stretch to your work than a traditional chain offers. I love to use Foundation Crochet to when making hats, mittens, and crochet crowns to name a few! I highly recommend the Foundation Half Double Crochet (fhdc) method for the first round of my Basic Crochet Crown and Crochet Dinosaur Crown Patterns!

   

Without further ado, here are the tutorials! 

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