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

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.

Continue reading Crochet an Ecig Dual Vape Case ~ Free Pattern

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!

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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 Beginner’s ~ A Photo Tutorial~Child’s Car Seat Strap Covers

Sore little necks, No More! Your very first crochet tutorial is here with step by step pictures! No kids? No problem, you can make the adult size strap covers all while you learn to crochet. Crochet is my favorite addiction and Crochet Gifts made with love are the Best Gifts! Let’s learn!

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My Granddaughter with her pink straps

I have had many friends express a desire to learn crochet, so this one is for YOU!…I’ll teach you right from the very beginning. Go buy some yarn and a 4.0mm hook and come back here! Continue reading Learn to Crochet for Beginner’s ~ A Photo Tutorial~Child’s Car Seat Strap Covers