Thank you so much to Hannah for nominating me for a versatile blogger award – I’m thrilled to say this is the second time I have been nominated and it is fantastic to get such a great feedback and to know that what you are writing is being read. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to my blog followers for helping me to share my knitting and crochet stitching guides with the world! It’s my mission to get as many people as I can started on their stitching journeys and every time you find someone who wants to learn please tell them about my blog, The Stitch Sharer, as it might just help.
My top tip for learning to crochet (or knit) is to find a simple project that you want to make and just have a go – you’ll be amazed at how quickly you pick up the stitches. Once you have completed your first few projects your confidence will grow and you’ll soon be searching the web for the fabulous free patterns that are out there.
So, if you fancy a Granny Square for your first make, check out my granny square guide. You could either make any enormous one and use it for a blanket (or rug if you’re using fabric strips for yarn!) or make lots of ‘normal ones’ and sew them together for a blanket, headband, scarf of bag.
Another lovely first make is a chain stitch bracelet, necklace or belt. You could even use the technique you will find on my post to make some tie-backs for your curtains!
Or what about some crochet flowers? I found a fantastic pattern on Lucy’s Attic 24 Blog – and loved it so much that I made a whole bunch and decorated the Passionflower climber in my front garden to have all year round flowers!
You might even want to try combining some knitting and crochet to make a coaster..remember that garter stitch sample? I’ve added a crochet border of a repeating 1 x UK treble (US double) and 1 chain around the sides and a 1 UK treble, 2 chain, 1 UK treble into each corner.
Perfect for that cuppa when you want to sit back and admire your work!
I’m not at all surprised that you got your award. Your blog is brilliant!
Thank you so much. I’m just hoping it inspires people to start stitching! x
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Thank you for your lovely comment and for reblogging me – great to have your help with sharing my blog. x
Thanks for liking my blog! I love the little flowers. I’m just starting to get into crochet, and I love the flowers. I’m making some beanies for little girls that will be adorned with flowers. Thanks for sharing!
You’re welcome. Let us know when you have finished your beanies, I would love to see a photo of them. x
Thak you for visiting my blog and for your appreciation! You have a lovely blog, good luck with your lessons, they are important, as I remembered how to crochet from blogs like this! So this beautiful skill won’t go into oblivion, like so many others.
Thank you for liking my blog and for your kind words.
Congratulations – It is well deserved – you have so many great ideas. I am totally humbled by you (I am a teacher by trade and you would leave me on the starting blocks!) Keep it up – it is a very worthy cause.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I just want to use my blog to get as many people as I can to learn to knit and crochet!
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