Velva Cowl Left & Right Hand Tutorial

        Photo Credit to AnniesCatalog.com           The Velva Cowl is a Tunisian crochet design inspired from a knit stitch. Something I enjoy is creating things that look like knit but are actually crochet.  It is fun to play around with knit stitches and reproduce them in crochet. This particularContinue reading “Velva Cowl Left & Right Hand Tutorial”

Left or Right Handed -Paisley Tutorial

When you are crocheting your hands work together in a delightful dance of creating stitches.  One hand holds the yarn and the tension.  The other hand holds the hook.  Whether you are right or left-handed each makes the same stitches, motifs, and designs. Subtle differences separate left or right handed work such as the directionContinue reading “Left or Right Handed -Paisley Tutorial”

Happy Spring! A foundation sc Tutorial

I am so happy to welcome Spring today!  I look forward to warmer days and spring blossoms. Yesterday I showed you a new design, Seed Stitch Headband.  Today I will show you how to foundation single crochet (fsc) over a ponytail elastic. Let’s meet the characters…  Serenity Garden from Deborah Norville, a G hook, andContinue reading “Happy Spring! A foundation sc Tutorial”

Lucy Ring Tutorial

Last night I made this ring playing around with popcorn stitches…. (another painting project) then I made a couple more… Now I will show you how to make your own, meet the characters…. First,  how to make a popcorn (pc) stitch, this popcorn is made with 5 dc into the ring,  then you will dropContinue reading “Lucy Ring Tutorial”

Thinking Spring!

Trying something new, I made an Iris in plain natural thread….  The pattern is from Suzann Thompson’s Crochet Garden. Why natural? Well after seeing a tutorial for painting Crochet on Pinterest from Cre8tion Crochet…. I thought I would give it a try…. This is a practice piece so I can practice my painting skills.  FirstContinue reading “Thinking Spring!”

Happy Friday -Tips & Tricks

The Chainless Double Crochet (CSDC) is changing the way I crochet.  First learning this stitch from Tamara at Moogly while working up her Moroccan Tote Bag.  Now I incorporate this stitch every chance I can.  Remember the hat I showed you on Monday…  Using the chainless stitches can create a more seamless look like this….Continue reading “Happy Friday -Tips & Tricks”

Mandala #2 – Part 2

Mandala #2 Part 2 Using standing stitches can create a more polished look to your crochet.  Any stitch can be made with as a standing stitch even clusters and puffs.  It can eliminate the need to start your rounds and rows with chains.  The best resource for using standing stitches is Edie Eckman’s book, BeyondContinue reading “Mandala #2 – Part 2”

Mandala Monday #2 -Part One

Recently, I crocheted this square…. as I was working it up, thinking the center would be a perfect start to a Mandala.  So last night I worked up my idea.  Using a different color for each round,  I created this lovely Mandala…. Now let me show you how to do it too, meet the charactersContinue reading “Mandala Monday #2 -Part One”

Opus – A Bulky Tutorial, Part 2

Once you have made the Prism Necklace from this post, you will have enough yarn left over to make a couple of these, Romanian Cord Bracelets….. With Loops & Thread, Opus,  Prism, using a Q hook, chain 2…. Sc in 2nd ch from hook… Turn work, insert hook through side of sc… yo, pull upContinue reading “Opus – A Bulky Tutorial, Part 2”