Have you ever had a great idea but couldn’t bring it to fruition because you were missing one little piece of information? Not that I’ve ever been there with crafting or anything… If you’re beginning crochet, you may start envisioning projects in your head as you learn more about the skill. But perhaps, like me,… Read More Stitch Technique: Invisible Decrease for Double and Single Crochet
Looking to expand your crochet stitch repertoire? I’ve got you covered! As I shared in my video teaching how to front post double crochet, I love this stitch because it opens a whole new world of texture. Ironically, this was also the first stitch I taught myself. However, I quickly ran into problems. I could… Read More More Post Crochet Stitches: Back Post & Tips
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a stitch how-to, so let’s change that! In this video, I teach the front post double crochet stitch. I like this stitch because of its versatility. For starters, it can add extra texture to your projects and create new color patterns. However, the ways this stitch can be… Read More Learn How to Front Post Double Crochet
Plarn. Yep, it’s a real word, even if my editing tool is currently telling me otherwise. What is this plarn, you might ask? It’s a fun, easy way to upcycle AND get virtually free yarn! Win-win! In simpler terms, plarn is “PLastic bag yARN.” See, mash the words together: plastic, yarn, plarn! Any plastic bags,… Read More Plarn Tutorial: Instructions, Tips, and Inspirations
Throwback post! I know, it’s not a Thursday, but we’re gonna go with it anyways. 🙂 When crocheting, it’s nice to use multiple colors. It adds and extra “wow!” factor to your projects, and fortunately can be quickly mastered. Besides, there’s so many beautiful skeins of yarn in the world, you’ve gotta try crocheting with… Read More How to Change Yarn Colors at End of Rows
If you’ve kept up with my other videos, you know the basic stitches: chain, single crochet, and double crochet. At first, they might not seem like much. However, simple patterns like this one prove the basic stitches can create amazing projects. One such pattern is this Shell Crochet Pattern. Once you learn the steps, it… Read More Shell Crochet Pattern: Easy for Beginners
What’s the perfect accessory for a hat? What about a tail for a cute amigurumi bunny? Or what accent could you add to the end of a scarf? Look no further than a yarn pom pom! Easy to make, these fun fluffy pom poms can add an extra touch to your project. Besides, why wouldn’t… Read More DIY Yarn Pom Pom
As promised in a previous article, the earring video tutorials are now here! In this first video, follow along with jumbo-sized materials to master the basics of the pattern. Then, watch here to see it made withe the actual supplies. I hope these videos help you crochet the earrings! Happy Crafting! -Amanda Like what you see?… Read More Earring Video Tutorials Live!
On my YouTube channel, I recently had a request asking for an easy tutorial on how to crochet around hoop earrings and add beads. So, I grabbed my supplies, tried different methods, and came up with a pattern for these adorable, beaded crochet earrings! Materials: Red Heart classic crochet thread (featured color peacock) Boye size 7… Read More Make Beaded Crochet Earrings; Easy Pattern
You know the single crochet and the double crochet. Naturally, it follows the next stitch would be a triple crochet! Sometimes called “treble crochet,” the triple crochet stitch is one of the tallest common stitches. In fact, it’s turning chain is four chains long! That’s pretty tall, right? As I showed in the tutorial, the… Read More Learn How to Treble/Triple Crochet!