How to Finish Off & Weave in the Ends of Your Crochet Project

When I was first learning how to crochet I really had no idea how to finish off my yarn. I tied knots, but something niggled at the back of my mind telling me this probably wasn’t the best way to do it. Afterall, there was a knot in my project and I was pretty sure fiber artists had a smoother option than an ugly knot! I admit I’m a perfectionist, so this really bothered me until I finally found this weaving in method. Continue reading How to Finish Off & Weave in the Ends of Your Crochet Project

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!

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetshayshookers/

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.

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!

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetshayshookers/

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.

Learn How to Crochet for Very Beginners Part 1 ~ Easy Video Tutorial

So, you want to learn how to crochet? Or perhaps you’re experienced and know someone wants to learn, too? Here’s the chance to share our love of crochet to anyone who wants to learn!

In this video, I go slowly and step by step to teach you how. I truly believe anyone can learn and with YouTube it’s so easy with pause and rewind. I’ve had so many friends ask me to teach them crochet that I started a class in my home. I also hear from a lot of people who’ve learned many years ago and need a refresher course to get back into it.

I want to extend my passion for crochet by giving you an easy to follow video and I hope that you’ll feel like a friend who is sitting right next to me. Look in the description for the supply list and let’s get started today!

In this video we’ll be learning how to get the yarn onto your hook with a slip knot and take the first steps into chaining and single crochet stitches. You can turn this project into a scarf and have something to be very proud of!
So, go get your supplies (list below and very inexpensive) and we’ll get started. I’m so excited!

Supplies needed:
Yarn size and type: Super Bulky, 6-ply. Acrylic is best for learning.
Hook size: L/8.0 mm
Scissors
Yarn/Darning needle

Play the video below

In the next video, we’ll be making a simple washcloth/dishcloth together using cotton yarn and a size H/5.0 mm hook.

I take requests, so let me know what you’d like to see and tell me if my videos have helped you in the comments below 🙂

Happy Hookin! ~ Crochet Shay

If you are just beginning I’d love to see it your first work! Come on over to my Facebook Page and show me!

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crochetshayshookers/

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.