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:
V-St = V Stitch
This stitch can be done in many different ways, you can use HDCs, DCs or TRs. However, it's still the same stitch style. The most common version is the DC version. So, it's two DCs, with either a ch-1 or ch-2 in the middle. That's why it's called the V-Stitch, because it looks like a V. These stitches are very common in patterned shawls, afghans, blankets, clothes and decorative items. You'll find these stitches everywhere.
There are many ways to end your crochet project. It's up to you how you do it. Experimenting is the only way to know which type of ending you prefer.
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.