Showing posts with label tutorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tutorial. Show all posts

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Quadruple Treble and the Six by Six Wrap

 My latest design is here! I've also put together a stitch tutorial for the dominant stitch in the design - the Quadruple Treble -

The new design is called the Six by Six Wrap, and is currently on sale on Ravelry and LoveCrafts, and will also be available on Etsy as soon as possible. 

Six by six a lightweight rectangular wrap, that has a simple, yet effective pattern repeat that reminds me of an open weave. I designed it with gradient yarn in mind but would look beautiful in any special fibre. 

This pattern was originally part of Cosy Rosie UK's Spring Exclusives Bundle. 


And now for the stitch tutorial: 

The Quadruple treble has 5 yarn overs and 6 'pull throughs' and is the same height as 6 chains, for context, the Qdtr falls in line after a Triple Treble (Trtr)

I've put together a little chart for the tall stitches. 

And a video tutorial for the quadruple treble:

make sure the loop is tight on the hook before starting.
yarn over 5 times, use index finger to keep firm tension
hook in next st, pull up loop. index finger keeps the loops secure
yo, pull through 2 loops, 6 times
all together!
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Hope you have enj

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Extended Stitches - FPedc tutorial


Extended stitches are a way of creating a bit more height to a stitch. I used them in my section of the Unity CAL, and now bringing you a tutorial for the specific stitches I used - which do look a bit daunting, especially when they are written out, because they are also front post stitches, as well as being extended - but the reality is that only one extra step (a chain) is made in the middle of the stitch. 

Like the block? it's the Unity Remix Block 5

Front Post Extended Double Crochet:


yarn over
hook around next post, (from the front) and pull up loop
yarn over, pull through 1 loop only
yarn over, pull though 2 loops, twice
all together!
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Coming Soon to this post - FPedc2tog tutorial 

Joining Rounds in Crochet - alternate method - hdc join

Today I have a tutorial for an alternate way to join a round in crochet. The example I'm using is an afghan block that has 2ch spaces for every corner, but the last corner replaces the 2ch and slip stitch with an hdc

Like the block? It's the Unity Remix Block 5

It works in the same way that a starting chain counts as a stitch, but the opposite, so the stitch counts as a chain! 

This method means you can start the next row in the corner, and if you aren't changing colours each row, it makes (in my opinion at least) a neater start to the row. 

I'm also trying out a new app called Jumprope. It looks like it will be an easier way for me to make tutorials! Jumprope is a new social network that specializes in DIY instructional videos. 

End of the round
hdc worked into starting chain
finish in the corner space
continuing on
hdc join complete!
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Happy Crocheting


Friday, January 19, 2018

Newsletter- sign up for FREE C2C tutorial.

Everything that is 'old' is new again, and by that it seems that the best way to stay up to date is via newsletter subscription.

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As I'm still learning *HOW* to manage an email newsletter system, there are a few kinks.. I've just learnt how to send out a Welcome message! (You know I'd rather be crocheting and designing!) 

Included in the welcome message is a mini tutorial 'How to C2C'. This is going to come in very handy this year, as I have a few C2C patterns coming out!

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Zipper Join - joining crochet motifs

Today I am showing you how I will join the Nebula Squares I made. (Find the pattern here.)

I am using the Zipper Join method, which is my favourite join.

I like this join because it makes a feature of the join, but It can be a bit fiddly. If you prefer a seamless join, or something quicker, then maybe this is not the join for you.

I have used a contrasting colour to show the join, but it is not what I will be using on the final blanket.

The Zipper join works into the back loops of both squares, and this first picture shows the back loops.

The second picture shows the direction the hook will go: front to back on first loop, the front to back on second. Right side of both squares are facing you.

Starting at the corner chain, place hook as just described; through front to back of both loops and pull up a loop. Keep your yarn at the back of the work.

Place hook through next two back loops, and pull a loop through all three loops on hook.

This is the same method as surface crochet, but with two pieces of fabric, rather than one.

Continue into each loop pair

If you have planned out your blanket layout, you can continue to join squares along the vertical axis, and then the horizontal, so joining can be done without cutting the yarn!

I hope you enjoy this join as much as I do! 

Happy Crocheting,


Friday, September 2, 2016

Make your Own Tshirt yarn

This tutorial first appeared first appeared on my old blog, and has been edited in this post. I am reposting as it shows how to make your own t-shirt yarn, which you can use to make my Crochet Club bag. If you ever played the 'Mintie Wrapper' game as a child (I think it might be an Australian thing!) you will have an idea of how to do it! 

Cut strips of jersey cotton (stretchy tshirt material)  but leave about an inch at the end, then cut back in the opposite direction. These were some baby blankets I loved, but didn't think I would use again! 

Cutting like this creates a continuous thread. You don't need to just use stretchy material, but it does make it a bit easier to use. 

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