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!

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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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Crochet Birthday Crown – New Pattern Release

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Crochet Birthday Crown – New Pattern Release and SALE!

girl in profile wearing 8 year old birthday crownHello Friends! I am so excited to share my new Birthday Crown Crochet Pattern with you! My Crochet Birthday Crown has been one of the most popular designs in my Etsy shop! As a special promotion, this new pattern is ON SALE this weekend ONLY, September 15th – 17th! Read on to get the details! 

 

little girl in 6 year old birthday crownThe Birthday Crown design is simple and fun to make, and the results are pretty great! The pattern comes with 5 size options to make the Birthday Crown for Babies through Adults! Number appliqués 0 – 9 are also included, allowing you to make any number or combination of your choice! Make the perfect, personalized First Birthday Crown, honor an Over the Hill Birthday celebration, or anything in between!

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Tassel Bunting Tutorial – Weekend Crochet

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Tassel Bunting Tutorial

Hello Friends and Happy Friday! I have a fun little tutorial to share with you this week! I am so excited to bring you my Tassel Bunting Tutorial! This is such a quick and fun project to make, and you can use it practically anywhere!

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So let’s make a Tassel Bunting to adorn your space! This fun bunting has so many decorating possibilities! Make one to fancy up your little one’s nursery. Dress up the walls of your kids bedrooms or playroom! Decorate your next party in style with a DIY Tassel Bunting or two! Cheer on your favorite football team at home or tailgating with a Tassel Bunting made in your team’s colors!

But wait, it gets better! We all love instant gratification! So how about a DIY project that’s cute & quick? Create your own awesome Tassel Bunting in under an hour! What could be better?? The Tassel Bunting is made to measure, so you can design it to fit your space. You don’t even have to know how to crochet! (But if you want to Learn to Crochet I’d love to teach you!) 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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Designer Monday with Rebeka Harakal

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Designer Monday with Rebeka Harakal

Hello Friends! Thanks for joining me again today for Designer Monday with my friend Jessica Hough from Time 2 Enjoy Crochet! If you haven’t checked out one of our posts yet, here are the details about Designer Monday!

I am an admin for Jessica’s facebook group called Time 2 Enjoy Crochet and CAL group! Each week on, you guessed it – Monday, Jessica and I take turns featuring a new designer on our blogs! You can read Jessica’s most recent interview on her blog right here. This week I got to interview Rebeka Harakal! Read on to learn more about Rebeka!

crochet alien rag dolls by rebeka harakalRebeka is an amazing designer with some really cute patterns! She has shared some great photos of her work, and I know you will all love them as much as I do! This is my favorite quote from my interview with Rebeka, because I couldn’t agree more! 

“… When the mood strikes, you just have to crochet.”  — Rebeka Harakal

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Crochet Unicorn Hat – Pattern Release Sale!

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Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern Release SALE! 

two girls wearing crochet unicorn hatI couldn’t be more thrilled to share this new crochet pattern with you! This awesome Crochet Unicorn Hat Pattern is ON SALE this weekend ONLY, AUGUST 18-20! Read on to get the details! 

young boy wearing toddler crochet unicorn hatI have been working on this Crochet Unicorn Hat pattern off and on for about 6 months. So totally worth it! I have poured my heart into the details of this hat, to get just the right fit and just the right look! Perfectionism anyone? 😉

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Designer Monday with Karen Clanton

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Hello Friends!

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!

3 crochet turtlesIsn’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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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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Wine Glass Cozy – Free Crochet Pattern

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2 stacked glasses with crochet wine glass cozy and bottle of wineHello Friends!

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! 😉

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black crochet wine glass cozyThis 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!

2 wine bottles 3 glasses with crochet wine glass cozyI 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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Designer Monday with Kim Shaw

Hello Friends!

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!

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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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