It all starts with an idea. You want to make something, but you have a few things you want this item to have. You start a checklist: No Gaps.You don't want it to take forever.You would prefer fewer stitches. You find single crochet (US) rather annoying and when it comes in abundance it is enough … Continue reading But I Don’t Want Gaps! A Linked Double Crochet How To!
What is Filet Crochet? Basic Filet Crochet is crochet made up of blocks, usually using two different stitches. Double Crochet (USA terms) and Chains form these blocks. They can be constructed with a Double Crochet each side of one chain. Or they can have two chains between the Double Crochets. Sneaky peak at my latest … Continue reading Filet Crochet. Keeping it neat!
I speak to so many people about their crochet projects, and the question of gauge comes up often. Many will admit that they NEVER check gauge. I know, I often don't bother. Sure at times you can just pick up your magic wand (hook) and start hooking away and everything will turn out wonderful. This … Continue reading Checking Gauge. Does it Really Matter?
Below I outline how to make the spiral buttons and the flower button. Spiral Button: I am on the home stretch of a freeform crochet masterpiece (in my own mind) that I have been working on for ever! It is a hodge, podge mess of flowers and anything else I think of at the time. … Continue reading Funky Buttons! Make Your Own to Add Flair to Crochet!
I enjoy a bit of Filet crochet and have done my fair share over the past few years. while Filet crochet is fabulous on its own, it can be so much more than just blocks and spaces. I have to say I love flowers! Flowers make me happy! I have a couple of patterns in … Continue reading Filet Crochet. Adding Flowers. So you want to know HOW!
Yes, getting a cushion insert for your newly made crochet cushion is probably the best option. This is especially true if you want the cushion to be easily washable. This is not always an available option. Maybe this cushion is not your average size or shape, so you just want to add stuffing. Using stuffing … Continue reading Crochet Cushions. Stuffing Cheat.
My Step Grandfather was one very tough old guy who worked on the railways for part of his life. He had a saying. To be honest he had quite a few sayings, although the one that sticks in my mind the most, probably would not go down too well if said today. But the saying … Continue reading Beading in Crochet. It’s Easy!