Month: February 2010

How to Single Crochet (Video and Guide)

So, if you have already learned to make a Slipknot and how to Chain from my previous posts and videos, you’ll know how to hook your yarn and pull it through a loop. This is really all the knowledge you’ll need to be able to pull off a Single Crochet.

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New Project (Crocheted Bag Pattern)

The more I look for Crocheted Bag patterns, the harder it seems to find attractive ones. I always tell myself “Trish, don’t worry, you’ll find a good one some day”

Well folks, that day was today.

I found my diamond in the rough, and no, its name is not Aladdin.

Of course I found it right under my nose, on one of my go-to websites for basic crochet patterns. Check it out:

http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=2811&cps=21191

I can only hope I will succeed on this project. Hands don’t fail me now.

Oh yes, I also want to document the making of my sister’s blanket. Which I ran out of yarn for. The bus schedules make it hard to get to a good Monopolizing Wal-Mart Super Center.

-RoboTrish

How to Chain (Video and guide)

Yes, I know my right hand looks creepy in this tutorial, but I’m willing to put my vanity aside for the sake of the art. That’s right.

Chaining is quite possibly the simplest thing you’ll ever do in Crocheting. The hardest part will be figuring out how to grip your hook and yarn. There is no right or wrong way to do it, as long as you accomplish the goal: Hook your yarn and pull it through the loop. This post and video just show how I like to go about it.

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Progress…

So Aaron and I stayed up pretty late tonight creating my very first Crocheting tutorials. They aren’t the best quality, but I am a little proud, considering what we had to work with.

I’m going to come up with a few things I’d like to add to them, and then I’ll embed them in individual posts, that way I can get as much info into them as possible, and hopefully make crocheting easier for those who are just beginning.

-RoboTrish

Getting Started

I was remembering how hard it initially was for me to teach myself how to crochet. The real reason I wanted to learn was because I grew tired of making dolls out of sheets of felt, and my sister in law (who is from Japan) had crocheted an Amigurumi bear. She told me it was a common thing that women in Japan do, and that it was easier than it looked. After that day, I was determined to learn to crochet.

But of course, first I had to learn the basics, and I had a hard time finding everything I needed in one place, so I’m hoping to cover most of the basics that helped me, here on my own blog, so that others don’t have to struggle as much as I did.

Now, I’m not claiming to be an expert. I am far from an expert, but I do know some things that I would like to share with others who are trying out crochet.

And check it out!! I learned the art of Amigurumi. This Black Cat was my first completed project, and although my boyfriend mistook the brown triangle NOSE for a little MOUTH, I am satisfied with the look of it. Weird is in, y’know.

Well…

Blogging has been something I’m always “meaning to do”

but who would wanna hear about my life, really?

why would I wanna share?

There wasn’t much to share… until recently.

I’ve been crocheting and thought, hey, why not start a crocheting blog of my own

there’s only around 100 or so others out there, why not give it a shot?

I don’t have a formula to making this thing work, so I’m just going to post whatever I can think up. Sounds mathematical enough to me….