Friday, January 1, 2016
The triple or treble crochet (trc) stitch is the tallest of the basic crochet stitches. This does not mean you cannot make a taller or longer stitch than this, but out of all the basic stitches this is the longest.
In this lesson, Bobbie will show you how to do the half double crochet (hdc). The half double crochet is different than double crochet (dc) because the height of the stitch lands between the double crochet (dc) and single crochet (sc). Another difference is that you will draw through all three loops on your hook instead of only two at a time.
The double crochet stitch is the second most popular stitch. This tutorial Bobbie will explain where to place the first double crochet stitch in foundation chain. This is helpful and good to know because if the placement is not correct, the project will not form correctly or the stitches count will not be accurate.
In this lesson, Bobbie will show you how to sew or weave in loose yarn ends and make your finished crochet project look spectacular!
When weaving a yarn needle make sure to weave in and out of your crochet project. It is always wise to sew back and forth through the same stitch so that it locks the tail end of yarn into place and keeps the little ends from unraveling.
Learn the correct way to change color in crochet. When changing color at the beginning or end of a row you never want to complete the last stitch. Instead, you want to work the last stitch to where there are only two loops left your crochet hook.
In this lesson, Bobbie will show you how to change yarn color by demonstrating the single crochet stitch however the guidelines are the same for any crochet stitch that you will use.
Finishing your crochet project is very simple, in fact all you have to do is pull the end of yarn through the last loop on your crochet hook and then pull it tight.
The crochet foundation chain is the first stitch you need to learn when starting your very first project. The reason for this is because the chain stitch is the foundation for crochet and many pattern begin with a chain stitch.
Make a crochet slip knot in order to start your next crochet project with basic beginner techniques. A slip knot is important to master because it is the first step taken when beginning any crochet piece.
There are several variations you can use when making a crochet slip knot and in this lesson Bobbie is going to demonstrate three commonly used techniques because everyone's style is different.
Learn how to hold yarn for crochet the way for you. This tutorial will guide you through the top three methods of holding yarn while crocheting and will allow you the flexibility of choosing a method that is most comfortable.
This tutorial demonstrates that by using proper habits when learning to crochet the beginner will have much greater success later on.
When learning how to hold a crochet you're the one who decides which method is best for you and your comfort. Now with saying that keep in mind there are several methods of holding hook and Bobbie is going to show you the two most popular ways of doing so before you decide which technique works best for you. Now, if you end up holding your crochet hook a little differently than the two methods shown in this lesson, it's okay to just go with it.
Learn about the tools and supplies you need to get started in crochet successfully. This video covers the type of yarn, crochet hook and pair of scissors every beginners should have when learning the basics. This tutorial takes all of the guesswork out of what to purchase when first learning how to crochet.
There once was a man and a woman who had been married for more than 60 years. They talked about everything. They kept no secrets from each other... except that the old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she cautioned her husband never to open it or ask her about it.
For all these years he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would never recover. In trying to sort out their affairs the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed it was time that he should know what was in the box.
When he opened it, he found 2 beautifully crocheted doilies and a stack of money totaling over $25,000. He asked her about the unusual contents.
"When we were married," she said, " my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doily."
The little old man was so moved, he had to fight back tears. Only two precious doilies were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with joy and happiness.
"Sweetheart," he said... "that explains the doilies, but what about all this money? Where did it all come from?"
Oh," she said, " that's the money I made from selling the doilies."