Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Stitch of the Week: Single Crochet

Welcome to the first installment of my new feature:  Stitch of the Week!  This week, I am focusing on a basic crochet stitch, single crochet.  This is the first stitch in Volume 4 of the Vogue Stitchionary.  

Sample Info
Hook:  H
Yarn:  Red Heart SuperSaver
Beginning Chain:  13
Gauge:  1 inch = 4.5 stitches, 5 rows

Single Crochet is a basic stitch, but it is very versatile.  It can be used in a variety of projects, from washcloths to amigurumi.

Here are some projects using single crochet:

Circle Scarf


Single Crochet Beanie

Single Crochet Mini Bag

Here is a video that leads you through the single crochet stitch and beginning a washcloth.
The Crochet Guru also has a left-handed video and a picture tutorial.

What have you made with single crochet?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Musings: Introducing the Stitch of the Week

For the last few years, I have been collecting the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary books.  I even have volume 4, the volume of crochet stitches.  The books are beautiful and a great resource.  
I find these books very inspiring, and recently they inspired me to start a new feature on this blog.
 Each week I will be presenting a stitch of the week, some knitting, some crochet.  I will create a swatch using the stitch and will link to tutorials or create my own video or picture tutorial on how to use the stitch.  Come back tomorrow for the first stitch of the week.  I hope you enjoy this new feature.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall Inspiration - Super Scarves

OMG!!  I want to make some super scarves!  I am so excited by this new trend.  Here are some of the patterns that I really want to try this fall.  All images and patterns are from Lion Brand.

What are you inspired by this fall?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

FO: Star Baby Blanket

Pattern:  Star Baby Blanket
Hook:  I
Yarn:  Cotton and Acrylic
Ravelry Project Page
This is the fourth version of this baby blanket that I have made.  I love this pattern.  It is easy and customizable with endless color combinations.  For this blanket, I crocheted two rounds of each color with one round of white in between.  I like the effect.
 I can't wait to mail this little beauty to its new owner!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up (September 12, 2016)

Blog Posts
Free Pattern:  Palm Tree Washcloth

Personal Stuff
I published my first pattern this week!!  A free washcloth knitting pattern!!  I am pretty excited and hope that it will lead to more published patterns in the future.

Interesting Stuff I Found on the Internet
I found this Tardis Baby Blanket pattern and think I want to try learning filet crochet so I can make it.

Most Popular Instagram Post
My most popular Instagram post this week was a progress shot of me working on my recently published free pattern!

Link-ups I Participated in
Creative Every Day on Instagram

How did your week go?