How to make an easy Crochet Cord

Crochet Cord: make this decorative cord using any yarn of your choice, each will create an individual look – fingering, metallic, ribbon, chunky or even try using 2 or more threads together – the cord can be incorporated into your freeform work, used as a handle strap or sewn on as binding to created a beautiful edging – experiment with different size hooks & yarns…. you’ll be delighted with the results

You will find the instructions here on Novel Stitches Page

Another Super Easy Pattern

I just LOVE these Super Easy Patterns – work in a fine yarn or chunky… with a large hook or small… none if this matters so long as you follow the measurements given as your guide – if you love the 3 step summer shrug you will fall in love with this new user friendly crochet pattern just as quickly.

Not only can you use any yarn of choice or combination there of, you can wear this vest any which way you like – check it out on my Flickr photostream

Super Easy Vest – is another effortless garment for you to make. It’s adaptable to suit any size & worked by size, not number of stitches. Even though I have given yarn & hook requirements, because this pattern is worked by size not number of stitches the choice of yarn & hook is up to you –

Instructions are given in both UK & US terminology

As with all my recent patterns I like to think that even the most basic beginner will be able to have a go.

Tunisian Crochet Tutorial – Ebook

Over that past few months I have received a lot of mail from people asking about the Tunisian Crochet Technique which has led me to compiled this tutorial – I trust the reader will find it to be a comprehensive journey through the Tunisian basics & that it encourages them to delve deeper into this exciting crochet technique – My aim in writing the tutorial was to build confidence so that once you understands the basics you will venture out & explore the multitude of stitch combinations available.

This Ebook tutorial is now available in my Ravelry shop & also in my Etsy & Zibbet shops

Tunisian Crochet is worked on a long hook, not unlike a knitting needle, resulting in a rich-textured, woven fabric

The tutorial takes you through the basics of Tunisian Crochet in both written (UK & US terminology) & diagram form & covers the following:

  1. how to make the foundation chain (pg 2)
  2. how to make the basic foundation cast on row (pg 2)
  3. how to make the basic foundation cast off row (pg 2)
  4. how to make a basic Tunisian Knit stitch (pg 3)
  5. how to finishing off (pg 4)
  6. how to increase (pg 4)
  7. how to decrease (pg 4)
  8. how to make a basic Tunisian Solid Knit stitch (pg 5)
  9. how to make a basic Tunisian Purl Knit stitch (pg 6)
  10. how to make a basic Tunisian Treble stitch (pg 7)
  11. how to make a basic Tunisian puff stitch. Aligned puffs (pg 8)- Alternate Puffs (pg 9)
  12. how to bring in new yarn & change colour (pg 10)
  13. tips & tricks (pg-10)
  14. Three super easy projects to get you started Potholder (pg 11) Belt (pg 12) Scarf (pg 13)

Amy – How A Felted Jumper Becomes A Handbag – E-book Tutorial

~ This E-book Tutorial (12 pages) is available as PDF downloads from this blog & on Ravelry, Etsy & Zibbet ~

Reclaim that old woollen jumper & turn it into a stylish handbag

It’s easy to become excited about this up-cycled, eco-friendly project & even easier to make. The tutorial takes you through the basics of washing machine felting, laying out pattern or template & embellishments – the step-by-step instructions are given in written form with clear photos & diagrams with some alternatives included

Requirements:

* Old woollen jumper

* Top-load washing machine

* Pure soap

* Template – 26 cm (10”) embroidery hoop or strong cardboard

* Sewing machine

* Crochet hooks of choice

* Eyelash yarn of choice

* Plain 8ply yarn of choice

* Sharp scissors

* Darning needle

* Sewing needle & strong cotton thread

* 2 buttons/beads

3 step Summer Shrug

This little number is the easiest garment you’ll ever make – it is worked by size not number of stitches & as with all my recent patterns I like to think that even the most basic beginner will be able to have a go & make something other than a crochet square

The pattern is in both UK & US terminology with stitch drawings & diagrams & because it’s such an easy pattern to read, it will help the beginner gain confidence reading & understanding other patterns – for the more experienced it’s a quick garment to knock over in a few hours
3 Step Summer Shrug  is for sale on Ravelry

$5.00 USD 

I just know you’ll love this pattern & use it over & over again… Renate