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!
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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Welcome to the second installment of Designer Monday with my friend Jessica Hough from Time 2 Enjoy Crochet! I am an admin for her facebook group called Time 2 Enjoy Crochet and CAL group! Jessica is featuring a new designer each week for Designer Monday! This week I got to interview Karen Clanton! Read on to learn more about Karen!
Isn’t this Turtle Amigurumi designed by Karen adorable? I am so excited to announce that this awesome and cute Crochet Turtle Amigurumi will be our next CAL Crochet Along for the Time 2 Enjoy Crochet CAL group in August! If you would like to join the fun, please follow the links to join our Time 2 Enjoy Crochet group, or click on the image to purchase the pattern from Karen’s website!
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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!
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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I am so excited to share this fun, Free Pattern with you! My Stemless Wine Glass Cozy Design is quick and easy to make. Make some for yourself to jazz up your drink! Make some for a wine loving friend – makes a great gift – especially paired with a bottle of their favorite wine! Cheers! Make a set for a party so you and your friends can tell who’s glass is who’s all night! The possibilities are endless, if only we could say the same about the wine! 😉
This is a Free Pattern, so please share with your crochet loving friends! I have created this Crochet Wine Glass Cozy Pattern design to fit most standard 20 oz. stemless wine glasses. You can use multiple colors for a fun look, a solid color for an elegant look, or just change the color on the last round to make a set of drink marker cozies for a party!
I have made a few color striping suggestions for you to use when making your own Crochet Wine Glass Cozy. Instructions for Color Changes for these patterns is found after the pattern instructions. Feel free to use my suggestions or try your own! I have also found that this cozy fits well on a quart size mason jar – perfect for homemade smoothies! How will you use your cozy?
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I am excited to be participating in Designer Monday with my friend Jessica Hough from Time 2 Enjoy Crochet! I am an admin for her facebook group called Time 2 Enjoy Crochet and CAL group! Jessica is featuring a new designer each week for Designer Monday! This week I got to interview Kim Shaw, who is also an admin and the tech manager for the group!
Interview with Kim Shaw
Q: What is your name?
A: Kimberly Shaw, but I go by Kim
Q: How long have you been crocheting?
A: Almost 3 years now.
Q: How did you learn to crochet?
A: My grandmother taught me as a child. Knew a few basics but over the past 3 years I really got into crochet. Then Youtube had helped me with other stitches as well as learning how to read patterns.
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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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I am so excited to share my New Crochet Emoji Keychain Pattern with you! As a special promotion, this new pattern is ON SALE this weekend ONLY, July 21-23! Read on to get the details!
My Crochet Emoji Keychain Pattern was inspired by my nearly 8 year old daughter’s obsession with both Emoijis and Keychains! I had my own kitschy obsessions as a girl, so I can totally relate to this. Anyone else?
This pattern is quick and fun to make, with so many options for customization! So many different Emoji faces – make your favorite, make several to suit your moods, or make them all! You can make these in fun colors too, not just the classic yellow – use your favorites! HINT: Lighter colors will show the face off better.
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I am super excited to share this fun Free Tiny Dinosaur Pattern with you! He is very popular at my house already, with each of my kids vying for a chance to play with him & begging for their own. In the case of Mr. 2, he just grabbed the dinosaur and ran around the room RAAAWRING enthusiastically!
This guy would make the perfect gift for any dinosaur lover in your life, and goes great with my Dinosaur Crown Pattern that was just released! You can read about my Dinosaur Crown Pattern in the blog post I wrote about it here.
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I am so excited to share my new pattern release with you! My Crochet Dinosaur Crown is one of my favorite designs! As a special promotion, this new pattern is ON SALE this weekend ONLY, June 24-25! Read on to get the details!
This Crown design is simple and fun to make, and the results are pretty great! You will be amazed as your Little or Big Kid magically transforms into a Dinosaur before your eyes! So cute! I originally designed this with a Dinosaur loving Birthday Child in mind, but I truly think the potential for pretend play is even greater! My toddler was roaring non-stop and couldn’t wait to put his crowns on, which is rarely the case!
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I am so very excited to share with you that my latest pattern is completed and has been released! This Crochet Crown Pattern is one of the first patterns I wrote years ago, but I have changed and rewritten it some many times over the years it hardly resembles it’s original form.
That is a good thing though. Back then I was still rather new to crocheting and sizing was a bit of a mystery! I have changed the style, stitch count, and even the stitches themselves, creating a total transformation! Even though it may not look very different, the fit is now perfected and the results consistent. I like to think I’ve come a long way, and this pattern was a long time coming.
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