Crochet, knitting and pretty much any needlework craft is and can be very therapeutic. It helps with being productive and can keep you busy when you're bored. That's why for ten years, at least, I have been crocheting. Most of the time, it's because I just want to make something. I know a lot of you out there are beginners, so I'll give you a few tips and tricks.
Now, I know some of you are eager to get your hands on some knitting needles, so let's do this. I'll also post up some easy patterns that even those who aren't familiar with crochet abbreviations can try.
So watch this space, if you want to try your hand at crochet or knitting.
Yarns, Needles and a Pattern
WORD OF THE MONTH:
In some patterns, there will be cases where you will work in the back loops of a piece. Like the FLSC, FLDC and FLTR, they'll be used to mock the ribbed stitch of a knitted piece. Other times they'll be used as a preparation stitch for textures that are sunken in, rather than puffing out. They're mostly used in decorative granny squares or for decorative wall hangings, or even in stuffed toys, especially if a different pattern will be worked in the front loops, like for a collar or a muff.
Tip Of The Month
Show Me How It's Done
Practice is the best way to learn how to crochet and knit, and most other crafts, for that matter, but there are times where theory and knowledge factor in too. So watch out for the articles that feature the how's, why's and some favourite patterns of mine.
Article Of The Month
The Yarn Box
So, if you're down here, looking for my previous posts, then you've come to the right place. If you can't find the post you want, in my blog, because there are so many, check out all of my previous knit and crochet posts here! They're all here, so get going! Have fun making somethign new! So, let's get to knitting! Choose your colour and needle size and get knitting and crocheting with me!
The Knitting Room
Ok, so I know there are many abbreviations in crochet and knitting, and while I've mentioned them before, I know that you guys will want to remember what they are. So, I've compiled all that I know here in the Knitting Room. So if you come across an abbreviation or a stitch you don't know, you'll find the quick tutorials here! Oh yeah, and all my little tips and tricks!
The Pattern Files
Now, if you don't want to navigate patterns, tutorials or abbreviations, you'll find all my patterns here. So, all the PDF versions of each pattern, from small flowers, friendship bracelets, and crochet and knitting elements to cushion covers, blankets, bags and tapestries, you'll find them here. Of course, these are the free patterns, ones that I feel like you guys could easily do. For those that are much harder, check the Charm Shop.