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Friday, 24 October 2014

The Beginner's Guide to Crochet


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Have you been looking at all the different things you can crochet? Thinking about learning this diverse craft? Have friends admiring your crochet but don’t have the time to teach them yourself? Craftsy has the perfect eGuide for you.




Craftsy is an online community which provides online education. It’s not just crochet, you will find they have classes in many different categories. Embroidery, gardening, woodworking and cake decorating classes can all be found on Craftsy.


This eGuide is easily downloaded as a convenient PDF. If you haven’t signed up to Craftsy yet, you will need to go through a 2 step process to get access to the free download. Once you have signed up you will have access to all the brilliant learning tools Craftsy offers.


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The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet has been put together by by Ashley Little, Jessica Hutton, Linda Permann & Andrea Sanchez. With 20 pages filled with tips and tricks, this eGuide is essential for the Beginner Crocheter. It also includes a list of the basic crochet abbreviations, handy to keep beside you while you are working on a pattern.


In this eGuide you will learn:


  • How to crochet a chain
  • How to single crochet
  • How to double crochet
  • How to decode crochet abbreviations


With clear images and descriptions for each step you will be on your way to making your first item in no time.


Head off to your nearest craft store, pick up a crochet hook, a ball of yarn, download your FREE eGuide and get started learning the basic techniques need to create all the item’s you have been admiring.


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This post was sponsored by Craftsy.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Twenty Two)

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Welcome to this week of the Granny Square CAL. This week all the patterns are from Sarah London.

You can find out more information about this CAL here:

http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/p/granny-square-crochet-along.html

Last weeks winner of the eBook for free is Amy Brauner. Congrats :)




Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Twenty One)

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Week 21 of the Granny Square Crochet Along includes one of my patterns. The Blooming Roses Granny Square.

I hope you enjoy it.

This weeks winner of the eBook is Nicole Warren.

Please feel free to join us. You can find all the information here:

http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/p/granny-square-crochet-along.html


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Twenty)

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to week 20 of the Granny Square Crochet Along. This is one of my favorite weeks as I have a soft spot for squares made up of the basic granny (3 dc) cluster.

So as those that are taking part in the Crochet Along already know, there is a draw each week for a eBook.

This weeks winner is Lorraine Palmer.

Want to know more about this Crochet Along?


Please feel free to join us. 

Monday, 6 October 2014

FREE Crochet Patterns on Craftsy


Craftsy has a lot to offer in the way of online classes, kits and supplies, but did you know they also have a large pattern gallery? This gallery includes a large number of free patterns. Yes you read that right. FREE. Head over to Craftsy now and check out their Free Crochet Patterns Gallery.


You will be asked to sign in or register first. Once you have done this, it is easy to find the right patterns to add to your collection using the different filtering options.


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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Granny Square Crochet Along Revisited (Week Nineteen)

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Week 19 of the Granny Square Crochet Along is now here. Not long to go now. If you need help deciding on a joining method you can find a round up here:

http://www.knotyournanascrochet.com/2013/04/10-different-ways-to-join-granny-squares.html 

Now as most of you are aware we have a draw each week. The winner can choose an eBook from my Ravelry store. This weeks winner is Tina Holl.



If you want to enter you can find all the details here:



Now onto this weeks patterns....

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Amazing Crochet Textures Online Class Review + A Free Pattern


If you are looking to learn some new crochet skills, then look no further. I have found the perfect online class for you and it’s FREE. How great is that?


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Amazing Crochet Textures is a free online class presented by Drew Emborsky, also known as ‘The Crochet Dude’. Although it is a mini class, it contains an extensive range of techniques that are worth learning.


Drew demonstrates the following techniques throughout the 46 minute class:

  • Foundation Stitches
  • Post Stitches
  • Measuring Gauge
  • Cables
  • Reading Charts
  • Adding Beads
  • Blocking
  • Edging
  • Joining Squares