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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Foundation Crochet Stitches
Learn to Crochet Series
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!
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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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Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi Pattern
Free Crochet Pattern
I am super excited to share this fun Free Tiny Dinosaur Amigurumi 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 and my Dinosaur Hat Pattern! You can read about my other Dinosaur Patterns in their respective blog posts I wrote by clicking the links above of photos below! 🙂
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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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