Saturday, May 05, 2012

Crochet Tips


The other day when I was checking my list of subscriptions out on youtube when I came across a whole range of videos that had useful tips for crocheting. They were all made by Teresa from Crochet Mania aka the Crochet Geek.

This video shows how to add extra chains on your foundation row.

I would never have thought of adding extra foundation chains. Personally I would have muttered something under my breath, pulled the whole thing apart and started again. I wont really need to do that any more (~_~)

Here's a link to Teresa's play list of tips for crocheting.

I have learned so much from Teresa by watching her videos. Thanks to her (and to me for persevering and learning how to read patterns properly) I have definitely progressed from only making granny squares or just plain blankets full of treble crochet stitches.

2 comments:

PoetessWug said...

That's a nice tip, isn't it. I do that too. But the only thing I would do slightly different is that I would sew the ends across 2 or 3 shell bases...to make sure that they don't come a loose when you wash your project. And if it does fray a little, you can just clip off the little piece without worrying...There's so much to learn, isn't there?! I'm thankful to have the experience of my years doing it. You're almost a pro now....in a much shorter time than me! ^_^

Jo-anne Blossy said...

Thanks for the extra tip Poetess. You're right there is so much to learn. I learn something new almost every day & a helpful shortcut is always welcome :)
I don't know about my learning faster than you did. I learned to do granny squares over 35 years ago so it's taken me a while :)