Double crochet (dc) is one of the first stitches I learned and is used throughout many crochet projects, including the classic granny square. A double crochet is taller than a half double crochet and works up by adding an extra step to the process. This stitch is also used in filet crochet, making bobble stitches… Continue reading Basic Stitches – Double Crochet
Just as the name suggest, a half double crochet (hdc) is in between a single crochet and a double crochet. It is slightly taller than a single crochet and smaller than a double crochet, and can be achieved by adding one simple step in the process. When crocheting with half double crochet, you will find that… Continue reading Basic Stitches – Half Double Crochet
The majority of all crochet projects use the basic crochet stitches. They are all easy to learn and once you have mastered them, can be incorporated into any crochet piece. Chain Stitches A chain stitch is used to create foundation rows for all crochet pieces and will be the first stitch to learn. Every pattern… Continue reading Basic Stitches – Chain and Single Crochet
Ok, so it's not crochet related at all, but my goodness, I may have been bitten by the weaving bug! I have always loved seeing the utterly fabulous weaves pop up on my Instagram feed, but the whole concept just seemed so daunting. That is until Made Weave Love launched her wonderful Newcomer Handwoven Wall Hanging Kit… Continue reading Weaving!
I've always loved hand dyed yarn. The colours, the fibers, everything is just so gorgeous. The only problem is I've never wanted to waste it on the wrong project so it's always put me off a little. There's nothing worse than splurging on some luxury yarn only to make something your not 100% happy with… Continue reading 12 Months Of Yarn