Posts tagged Crochet
Bigger Gets You There Faster😝

Giant crochet hooks and knitting needles have become the new craze in the last few years. And yes I’m a bit late to the party! But I guess it’s better late than never 

With all the hype of big knitting and crochet I figured I should see what all the fuss is about. So as new leaves start to form on all the bare branches and pretty little pink blossoms emerge. I thought it would be a good time to explore a new crochet technique.

What is extreme crochet?

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2017 The Year of the Fire Rooster

Ok so I had all the intentions to release a free crochet pattern for Chinese New Year again this year. But it kinda snuck up on me! Embarrassingly I thought I still had buckets of time. I was expecting New Year’s in mid – late Feb. Like it usually is.

But as the Chinese Year follows the cycle of the moon it landed on the 28th of Jan instead! Doh!

So you can imagine how surprised I was when I woke up to New Years messages from my family in South Africa.

Even though I’ve totally missed the deadline I’m still going ahead with the project!

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Hmmm... Make Me you Must 😆

FREE Yoda Crochet Pattern

As an 80’s kid I’m naturally a huge fan of scrunchies, leg warmers, neon colours and Star Wars!

The movies taught me to fight for everything good in the world no matter how cunning the darkness is.

I practice my Jedi training every chance I get 😉 But it’s hard without a teacher…

So for 4th of May 2016, Star Wars Day. I decided to design a crochet pattern based on a Star Wars character.

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4 Crochet Tips for Lefties

I ran my first Beginners Crochet workshop in Canberra.

The class was small and intimate so I was able to go slowly and give each person that extra bit of attention. Everyone did great 👏 They eventually got to grips with coordinating the hook and yarn. And we covered most of our core stitched in just 2 hours so pretty successful for Part 1 of this 4 part series.

But learning to crochet can be hard. Learning to crochet left-handed can be harder! Especially when your teacher is right-handed. This is what I learnt teaching this first class.

One of my students was left-handed. It took longer for her to grasp the techniques because everything had to be mirrored and she was getting frustrated and almost gave up. And no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get my left hand to move the way I wanted it too.

Driving home I kept thinking of ways I could make things easier for her in the next class. And then I had a shower thought! I could teach myself to crochet with my left hand!

Here’s a little video 👇 I put together with 4 very simple tips that make it easier to crochet with your left hand. Whether you’re left-handed and want to learn to crochet. Or you just want to train your brain I hope these little tips will help you on your way.

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