How to crochet flat circles, three different ways...

This week for Tutorial Tuesday, we will be learning how to crochet circles.  I will be showing you how to work the right amount of increases to keep your circle nice and flat and how to make them with three different stitches.  Next week we will look at how to turn your crochet circles into granny squares, so be sure to follow and subscribe (in the sidebar) to make sure you don't miss it. Crochet Circles Three Different Ways Materials Yarn Darning needle Stitch marker (optional) Hook Use the hook size recommended on your yarn ball band Abbreviations / Terms US terms (UK terms) sc - single crochet (double crochet) hdc - half double crochet (half treble crochet) dc - double crochet (treble crochet) sl st - slip stitch ch - chain st('s) - stitch(es) Double Crochet Circles Ch 4 and join with sl st to form ring. Round 1 ch3 (counts as dc, in this and every round), 11dc into ring, join with sl st to top ch3.  (12d

The Sunshine Dishcloth & Tea Towel Set - Free Crochet Pattern

Hello everyone, I have a new pattern to share with you today.  My  Splashtime Washcloths  have been so popular, I thought I would design another dishcloth pattern.  This one also comes with a matching tea towel and I thought it would tie in nicely with all the granny square tutorials .  This is a great starter project for beginner crocheters. Sunshine Dishcloth & Tea Towel Materials 2 x 50g balls Drops Paris in White & 1 ball each Pistachio, Strong Yellow & Light Pink (or any other cotton Aran / worsted yarn) Darning needle Hook 5mm (H) Size Dishcloth 20 x 20 cm (8 x 8 inches) Tea Towel 38 x 30 cm (15 x 12 inches) Abbreviations / Terms US terms (UK terms) dc - double crochet (treble crochet) sc - single crochet (double crochet) ch - chain st(s) - stitch(es) sp - space sl st - slip stitch Other notes : The dishcloth is worked in rounds in one piece and the tea towel is made by joining 2 squares together and then continuing

Be beach beautiful this summer, with these free crochet patterns. Everything you need for a day out at the seaside...

I just love this time of year!  The weather is getting warmer, the sun is coming out and it's time to start thinking about our summer holidays.  A day out at the beach or a week in the sun, is just what we need after all the cold weather.  So what better excuse for starting a new project than the prospect of showing off your crochet at the beach.  Why not make a crochet holdall to carry all your bits and pieces or maybe a gorgeous beach towel to relax on.  Perhaps, if you are feeling really brave, a crochet bikini?  I'm sure there will be a pattern here for you. Beach Beautiful Crochet - Six to make... You can't have a day out at the beach without a beach towel and this one is a beauty.  Gorgeous, sunny, crochet, stripes make up this lounge cover with matching towel.  You can find the pattern at Snappy Tots blog. Beach Day Lounge Cover & Towel Make your toes look pretty in these barefoot sandals.  The pattern is from Sewandsew's blog and i

How to join your granny squares - Three ways for beginners...

Hello everyone it's Tuesday again and time for another tutorial.  This week we will be learning how to join all those granny squares we have been making.  I have 3 methods to share with you today and these are aimed at beginner crocheters.  We will look at sewing our squares together, crocheting together from the front and crocheting together from the back.  I will be covering intermediate methods of joining in a future post, be sure you subscribe so you don't miss it. How to Join Your Squares For Beginners Materials Granny squares Darning needle Yarn hook (size you used to make your squares) Abbreviations / Terms US (UK) sc - single crochet (double crochet) sl st - slip stitch st - stitch sp - space Recognising front & back loops           Both loops                                                  Front loop                                                 Back loop Method #1 Sewing The first method is to simply sew your

Find out what to make with all those granny squares - Free crochet pattern selections

Hello lovely people.  It's Freebie Friday again and this week I have been hunting for lots of fabulous things to make, with all those granny squares.  The humble granny square is so versatile and can be used for more that just blankes.  I have found some lovely patterns, ranging from handbags to cuddly toys... Gorgeous Grannies - Six Projects These squares look super summery in this stunning shoulder bag, by Drops Design.  The bag is crocheted in Drops Paris 100% cotton yarn and the pattern is available over on their website. Carry Me Home If you are looking for a really quick and easy project, then look no further than this granny square pincushion.  The pattern is by Wild About Yarn. Blossom Pin Keeper Why not wear your squares and what better way than with this pretty top, designed by Brittany at Ideal Me. Granny Square Sweater Time for something cute and cuddly!  Make something for your littles ones, with this super cute g

Crochet Daisy Granny Square Video Tutorial & Free Pattern

Making crochet granny squares is one of my favourite past times.  I have fallen in love with their cozy vibes and incredible versatility.  You can make so many things with granny squares, blankets of course being one of my favourites, but the world is your oyster when it comes to choosing what you will create with them, bags and accessories being a great option.  They come in all shapes and sizes too, you really are only limited by your own imagination.   What Makes the Ditsy Daisy Square Pattern Special? Well for a start I just love the cheerfulness of daisy granny squares , they seem so happy and bright, and bring to mind summer months, with daisy studded fields and picnic lunches.  The Ditsy Daisy granny square pattern embodies all of this, in a simple, quick and easy crochet square . It doesn't matter if you are an experienced crocheter or a beginner, I will provide you with everything you need and a free pattern , to crochet your own daisy granny squares. Buy the PDF! An ad