Quick and Easy Chain Stitch Bracelet

This bracelet is a great way to practice your chain stitch.

If you need a reminder it goes something like this: With your slip knot on the hook – Wrap your yarn around the hook, then draw the loop back through the stitch on your hook.

I’m using some old beads, the essentials merino DK wool by Rico and a size 4.5mm hook. Continue reading

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The Infamous Granny Square

It’s official! I love Granny Squares – they are amazing building blocks and can be used individually as face cloths, pot holders and coasters or sewn together to make beautiful bags, blankets, scarfs, headbands and clothes.

As the Granny Square is worked in circles / rounds from the centre out, you can make them as big or small as you like. The one I’m going to take you through is quite traditional and has 3 rounds.

They are a great crochet first make and I’ve put together this step by step Granny Square Guide to get you started. Ready? Continue reading

Crochet Stitch Summary Chart

Hopefully my step by step guide to crochet stitches has helped you in your happy hooking journey!

I’ve summarise these stitch techniques into a chart to help as a quick reminder.

Anyone for crochet? The chain stitch.

The chain stitch (abbreviation = ch) is used to create the base or foundation of your work. Once you have chained your stitches you can use them as they are to crochet in rows or join them with a slip stitch into a foundation ring to crochet in a circle. You need to work this loosely enough so that your hook can enter each chain easily.

1.The first thing you will need on your hook is a slip knot.

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