Monday, June 21, 2010

Learn to Crochet the Crab Stitch

In this video you will learn how to crochet the Crab Stitch. This stitch uses the single crochet stitch but instead of being worked going right to left as normal you work it going left to right! Sort of a backward single crochet. It's lots of fun and quick and easy to accomplish.

How to Crochet an I-Cord

Double Crochet Chainless Foundation

Half Double Crochet Chainless Foundation

Single Crochet Chainless Foundation

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crocheted Scarflette

 Crocheted Scarflette

Here is a pretty scarflette for you to crochet that is fun and fast to make. These make wonderful gifts as they easily fit most people. You can adjust the size if need be by just lengthening or shortening the body of the scarflette.

This is about 4 1/2" wide by 27" long (total length) It will fit a 17" to 19" neck size.

You can use any type of bulky yarn. It takes just a little over a skein of yarn. However that depends upon how much yardage your skein has. I used Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds in Medium Blue and just about 1/4 of one skein of Cascade 220 in a dark purple for the end flounce. I would suggest using a soft, washable yarn since this will be worn close to the neck. 

You can download a PDF of the pattern here. Crocheted Scarflette

The video instruction is in 4 parts...

How to start a Scarflette - How to begin and have even sc rows.

A Scarflette Loop - Making the pocket for the end of the scarf to pull through.

Learning Front/Back Post Double Crochet - Making the body of the scarflette.

Completing the Scarflette - Finishing and making the flounce and scalloped edge.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Introducing my New Easy Video Crochet Blog!

Hi and Welcome to my new blog called Easy Video Crochet!
I'll be sharing techniques, projects and instruction on many aspects of crochet, and all in video format!
I know that when I learned how to crochet it was easier because I had my mom sitting right beside of me showing me how. Some of us just learn much easier if we can see what is being done. I will show beginner tips and instruction as well as more advanced instruction. I'll also have projects that you can crochet from start to finish! I'm looking forward to sitting beside of you and sharing with you my love of crochet!

 Look for the first series of videos soon!