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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Crochet Club - The Beginning

Welcome to the first edition of my Crochet Club blog.

I saw a post, on my local pages of Streetlife, about wanting to learn how to crochet and offered to teach the basics.

We are starting next week right from the very beginning.

I will demonstrate how you hold the hook, yarn and work and start with a slip knot.

The first basic stitches we will cover are chain stitch (ch) , slip stitch (ss) and double crochet (dc).

At this juncture I must stress that this is a UK based blog and all the stitches will be the UK ones and not the American version. A conversion chart can be found here.

After we have mastered these stitches in rows, there is this lovely little Attic24 pattern of a snowflake which we can make too.

I photographed it before (right) I pinned it out and after (above).

I'll be hanging mine on my Christmas tree this year for sure.


Sue said...

I am so looking forward to learning crochet. I can make a blanket or a scarf, but only with a very basic stitch.

I would have added my name to your Followers, but couldn't find it.


kokoclowie said...

Fab! Will get myself into town for some cotton yarn and dig out my old crochet hooks and have a bash. Thanks BJ =)