How to Change Yarn Colors in Crochet Video Tutorial

How do you change yarn colors? When I first started crocheting I didn’t know how to change colors and would just tie a knot. That’s fine and dandy when you’re making something like a stuffie that hides the knots on the inside, but not so much for other projects.

Once I learned this method for changing colors in any crochet project it was a game changer.

Do me a favor and watch this short video and let me know what you think in the comments. Do you have another method that works for you? I’d love to know!

 

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Let me Teach You How to Crochet the Magic Circle with this Video Tutorial ~ You can do it!

A lot of crocheters, new and seasoned, are often intimidated by the Magic Circle. I’m here to give you a little guidance and a lot of encouragement. It’s a wonderful technique that once mastered that gives your circle work a tighter beginning than can’t always be achieved using chain loops.

I’m here to tell you, don’t be scared, you CAN do this! I have taught many people and all you really need is some determination and a few rewinds on the YouTube tutorial. Most people don’t get it on the first try. You have to keep at it a few times to get your hands to work it. The first few times the yarn will likely become very loose, but as long as you do the steps in the video it will still work. Just make it happen!

I offer you my teaching method: (BIG Hugs, you’ve got this!!!)

And when you’ve done it, please come celebrate with me and show me your work on my Facebook Page!

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Crochet an Ecig Dual Vape Case ~ Free Pattern

A year ago I received a request from my Mom for a case that would hold her shark vapes in her purse pocket and keep them from banging into each other. After  researching came up with nothing like what she asked for, I came up with this design, but never wrote it down. She’s just asked me to make up a few more, so this time I decided to share the pattern with others.

This E-cig / vape case holds 2 pen style vapes. You can make it with or without a closing flap and there are also 2 options for closing the flap using Velcro or a button close. You can also add a lanyard or cross body strap to carry it with you for festivals or traveling.

I do sell this case on my Etsy Shop here.

This case is great for keeping them safe in your purse, beach bag, or backpack.

Go get your supplies (listed below) and we’ll get started.

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Learn to Crochet for Beginners Part 3 ~Elegant Washcloth Border

Welcome! This is the 3rd video in a Beginners Series for those who want to learn (or relearn) crochet. I hope that through this video you’ll feel like a friend who is sitting right next to me!

In this video you’ll learn how to add the Elegant Border to your washcloth or just about any project you’d like. I’ll be teaching you the single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc) stitches and how to turn a corner. This comes in handy when you want to turn just about any corner in crochet.

In case you missed the washcloth beginning, you can find Part 1 here

Go get your supplies (listed below) and we’ll get started.

Supplies needed:
**Yarn size and type: Worsted Weight, 4-ply. 100% Cotton.
**Hook size: H/5.0 mm
**Scissors
**Darning needle
**Stitch Markers : Scrap yarn, Bobby pins, or Plastic Crochet markers

If you make this Elegant Washcloth I’d love to see it! Come on over to my Facebook Page and show me!

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I am only human after all, so if you find a mistake in the pattern please let me know so I can amend it. My email is crochetshay at gmail dot com.

This is an original Shannon Hendon pattern: Owner / Designer of Crochet Shay. This pattern is copyright protected and may not be redistributed for free, sale or trade. Finished products may be sold as long as a link back to my website and/or etsy shop for this design is provided.

Learn to Crochet for Beginners Part 2 ~ an Elegant Washcloth

In part 2 of this Beginner’s Series I’ll teach you the half double crochet (hdc) stitch and how to use 3 types of stitch markers (stM). I go slowly and demonstrate each step several times. This gets you used to hearing how the stitch is done. The text on the screen also gets you used to crochet abbreviations which will be handy if you want to learn to read patters in the future.

In case you missed it, you can find Part 1 here

Go get your supplies (listed below) and we’ll get started!

Supplies needed:
**Yarn size and type: Worsted Weight, 4-ply. 100% Cotton.
**Hook size: H/5.0 mm
**Scissors
**Darning needle
**Stitch Markers : Scrap yarn, Bobby pins, or Plastic Crochet markers

If you make this Elegant Washcloth I’d love to see it! Come on over to my Facebook Page and show me!

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CrochetShayshay/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrochetShay

IG: @CrochetShay


 

I am only human after all, so if you find a mistake in the pattern please let me know so I can amend it. My email is crochetshay at gmail dot com.

This is an original Shannon Hendon pattern: Owner / Designer of Crochet Shay. This pattern is copyright protected and may not be redistributed for free, sale or trade. Finished products may be sold as long as a link back to my website and/or etsy shop for this design is provided.