How to Crochet a Chain Stitch

Along with the Slipknot the Chain Stitch (ch for short) is the most common way to begin crochet patterns. It is also used throughout patterns – without the chain stitch Granny Squares would just be Granny Circles or Granny Blobs. So it’s fair to say the Chain Stitch is an essential stitch for all crochet […]

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IKEA 2014 Catalogue & My IKEA 2014 Wishlist

It’s out! The 2014 IKEA Catalogue. If your home is begging for an update, or like us you are about to move into a new home (only 5 weeks now!) feast your eyes on the new IKEA catalogue (complete catalogue at the end of this post).  Here are my top picks: If you like, you […]

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How to make a Slipknot for Crochet

Hold the yarn with the tail end in your right hand. (Leave enough tail to sew in later) Make a loop by taking your left index finger under the yarn… …then holding the loop in place with your left thumb (make sure the tail end of the yarn is on the bottom)  Insert your hook […]

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Celebrity Knitters

A couple of weeks ago Australian Prime Minister(now former PM) Julia Gillard caused a fuss when she posed for the July issue of Australian Women’s Weekly magazine surrounded by her knitting needles and balls of yarn. Whilst I’m not a fan of this PR stunt I would like to see more knitters, crocheters, DIYers and crafters […]

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