How to Crochet for the Absolute Beginner: Double Crochet Stitch

Hi Everyone,   Welcome back for another lesson.  We are going to learn the Double Crochet (dc).   Once you learn this last stitch you will be ready to move on to more complex stitches.  Don’t let the word complex scare you.  The majority of crochet stitches are made up of a combination of basic … Continue reading How to Crochet for the Absolute Beginner: Double Crochet Stitch

How to Half Double Crochet for the Absolute Beginner

Hi All! Welcome back.  It is time to learn another crochet stitch.  This is lesson number 3 in the series.  I will be showing you how to do the Half Double Crochet stitch (hdc).  So, grab your hook and yarn and let’s get started. Chain (ch) 16 + 2 Step 1)  Yarn over (yo) and … Continue reading How to Half Double Crochet for the Absolute Beginner

Crochet for the Absolute Beginner: Single Crochet

Hi Everyone, Welcome to the next tutorial in the series.  In my previous post Crocheting for the Absolute Beginner  we learned how to make a slip knot and a chain.  We are now going to learn the Single Crochet (sc).  As we go through these tutorials you will see the name of the stitch and the … Continue reading Crochet for the Absolute Beginner: Single Crochet

Crocheting for the Absolute Beginner

Hi All and Happy New Year, There is nothing like learning something new.  If you have always wanted to learn how to crochet, I’m here to help.  I have been crocheting for years, but I am no expert.  I love learning new stitches and techniques for crocheting.  What I learn I will share with you.  … Continue reading Crocheting for the Absolute Beginner

5 Dollar Tree Item for the Crocheter

I must say that I really LOVE Dollar Tree.  There is one just up the street from me.  Of course, like most people, I never come out with just the one or two items I went in for. On Pinterest (my favorite on line pass time) I saw some one share about getting some really … Continue reading 5 Dollar Tree Item for the Crocheter

Finding My Niche

Hi Everyone,   In trying to understand blogging and where I fit in, I am torn between writing about how to start and run a successful Etsy shop, crocheting or both.  They are really two completely different things.   For me, well they are one and the same because my shop sells crocheted hats and … Continue reading Finding My Niche

3 Things I Learned About Blogging

Today I had the opportunity to take part in an on-line blogging seminar.  This is rare for me.  Since I work, I usually don’t get a chance to.  This seminar was about monetizing your blog.  The seminar was hosted by Helen of Helen In Between and here is what I learned    Take Action!  It takes … Continue reading 3 Things I Learned About Blogging