There are so many things to worry about when we are crochet beginners. How to do the slip knot, the chain, the stitches, how to put your hands, etc., and sometimes being worried about all the stuff make us do extra mistakes. But don’t worry, we all make mistakes, even the experienced crocheters! Be patient and keep going. Probably, the solution is easier than you think.
Some months ago, I started my Twitch Channel. If you don't know what Twitch is, it basically is a place where you can make live streams, originally was only for video games, but now it is expanding. So I know you are wondering, what does this have to do with crochet? Well, I'm doing crafts streams, and I have a special day for crochet, and on that day, this (very) easy crochet hat was born.
A common question when someone is starting in the crochet world is: where do I insert my crochet hook? And the usual answer is through both loops, BUT when you learn more, you notice that you can do it in just one of them.
Single Crochet is the most basic stitch after the chain, and even though it is simple, it can be used to make a lot of different things. If you learn how to single crochet, I assure you that all the following stitches you learn will be much easier because this one is the base for many other stitches.
Counting stitches could seem like a less important ability but, in reality, is essential for any crocheter. You need to know how to count stitches to be able to follow patterns. I know you are probably thinking, do I really have to count? Yes, and like a beginner is better if you do it after finishing every row or round.
Halloween is coming, and like everything this year, it's going to be a little different, so I thought about doing something fun and easy to be used with any clothes, and with that, you can carry the spirit of Halloween with you without any costume.
If you are here is because there is a slip knot in your hook, and you are ready to finally starting to crochet. The first stitch that you need to dominate is the easiest one but is also one of the most important ones, the Chain Stitch.
Elliot was born as part of the "Amigurumi showcase," an Instagram competition hosted for some awesome crocheters from different parts of the world. I participated, and even though I wasn't chosen to continue, I decided to share my pattern because I like Elliot a lot.
Continuing with the series Crochet for Beginners now is time for the second part, how to make your slip knot. This step is very important because almost every crochet project (with some exceptions like amigurumis) begins with this technique.
Welcome to my new Crochet for Beginners Series! I decided to create this collection of crochet basics because I know at the beginning of every new hobby, craft, or activity, it can be a little overwhelming, and sometimes even getting started is hard so, I want to do it the easiest way possible for you.
When you make any crochet project, like a round coaster, a granny square or anything, usually you close it up with a slip stitch at the end. That's ok to finish in that way, but you can see the end because there is an obvious unevenness in that place. So, here is the technique that you can use to prevent this from happening: the invisible join. Is a very simple trick but it'll be a big difference because it'll give a very professional finish to your crochet projects.
Juanito and Gus meet for the first time when both were babies. They used to live in a beautiful field surrounded by a lot of fruit trees, but these two friends were always looking for adventures, so a couple of months ago they decided to move to the city. They chose New York because Juanito says over there live the "big apples", Gus doesn't understand that but always support his best friend with his ideas.
I don't know what happened, but the scrunchies are back! When I was at the school, at least in my country (Chile), it wasn't very fancy to use a scrunchie, it was the opposite, but for me, they were the best because I've always had a lot of hair, so a big scrunchie was perfect, just not fashionable. But know... WOW, the '90s are back, and I love it!!! So, now I can make my scrunchies and do them how big as I want.
I know sometimes we want to put a special touch on our projects, adding some beads, but sewing beads one by one is not a good option. Too much work, and it isn't worth it, right? So here is the solution to integrate them directly into the yarn. This technique will help you to save time and to keep your beads more secure.
Have you been in the situation when you are selling your products, and the people ask you about the care instructions for that? As a crocheter, I been in that situation a lot of times. The people usually don't know how to take care of handmade products, and they are worried because they don't want to ruin the unique piece. Because of that, I thought it was a good idea to make a tag to mark and inform your clients of the care instructions of every crocheted/knitted item.
Last time, I told you about my new amigurumi pattern, the bunny in pajamas, and I was pleased with the result, but after looking at him for a while sitting in my desk, I asked myself, "Why not brighten this pattern even more?" So, a couple of minutes after thinking about it, I knew it! It had to transform the pajama from a simple one to a dinosaur, and I did it right away!
I came back with a new pattern, but this time with an amigurumi. These bunnies are very similar to those I made a LONG time ago, and I just forgot about them. Still, with all this pandemic time and a lot of people staying at home and using pajamas daily, I remembered them, so here it is The Bunny in Pajamas.
I know in this “pandemic” time, a lot of us aren't using makeup in our houses, but that doesn’t mean we are not doing skincare routines. In fact, for me, this moment was right to commit to a night face routine. I’m very strict with my morning face routine, but at night I’m just lazy, so I decided to start with something simple, just washing my face every night, and after some weeks I noticed that you need a little help with that, so I made this face scrubbies.
The puff stitch used to be confused with the bobble stitch or popcorn stitch, and it can actually happen, and it will continue happening because people change the name depending on where they come from or who wrote the pattern.
The important thing to know is how to distinguish according to the way they are made because even though they are similar, the finish in our project is a lot different.
I wanted to design a new pattern for a while. In the beginning, I didn't know what to do, but I've found a light yarn, and I remembered my old patterns, so I decided to make a new version of the fingerless gloves, my pattern number three on this topic.
Hello, and welcome to my new blog!
I'm very happy with this new beginning. I've been working very hard at making a new brand for my shop. I started eight years ago with my old shop "Hina Palitah", and it was ok but now it no longer represents me, so I needed a change, and here there is Nightly Crafter Shop.