How to Finger Crochet a Scarf – for Beginners

This is sooo darn easy. You’ll be amazed.

Even if you don’t know how to crochet at all, you can make this scarf in one sitting.

This would be an ideal last-minute gift!

You’ll need: 

Dk or worsted weight yarn. About 4 oz or so but it really doesn’t matter. You’re just going to crochet until you run out of yarn or the scarf is as big/thick as you like.

I used my Dandelion Dewy Dk yarn. Colors come and go but you can see all the current shades here.

You’ll need to know how to wind center pull balls (not essential but really […]

How to Knit a Basic Beanie Hat for Beginners – Kit + Video!

Let’s knit a hat today!

This hat pattern is a basic, easy pattern that you can use to make hats for adults, kids, babies, you name it.

Make it longer if you want a brim to roll up. Easy peasy!

Expression Fiber Arts Basic Beginner Knitted Beanie Hat Kit + Tutorial

You’ll need to know how to cast on, work the knit stitch and work the purl stitch.

If you need help, check out my How to Knit for beginners videos.

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How to Crochet a Beanie – for Beginners

Hey, welcome!

How are ya today? Ready to learn how to crochet a hat? Well, let’s get started!

You’ll need 4 oz of Dk weight yarn ( I used 1 skein of my Dewy Dk in Sparkling Star)
A size US G hook
Tape measure

Or

Grab the kit for this at ExpressionFiberArts.com

Learn How to Crochet a Beanie Hat for Beginners

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You can make a hat for gals, guys, babies, toddlers, you name it. I show you how to adjust the […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:48+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects, Video Tutorials|4 Comments

How to Read Crochet Patterns

Learn how to finally read crochet patterns so you can whip out gorgeous scarves and sweaters and blankets and ‘you name it’ all day long!

I’ll show you how to read the pattern for this infinity scarf and I walk you through all the steps.

Have a watch:

 

Download this pattern here.

Get other patterns here.

Get this yarn here in various colors.
This is my squishy, plump and beloved Dewy Dk. A mix of superwash merino wool, nylon and silk. Ideal for beginners and great for everything from blankets and sweaters to guy or gal […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:48+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Scarves and Cowls, Video Tutorials|1 Comment

My Secret to Knitting Ribbing

When you’re first learning to knit, it’s hard enough to figure out the knit stitch. And then you have to learn the purl stitch. Whoa. Crazy little goober that it is.

But to combine the stitches and work ribbing…You have to remember when the yarn is in the front, when it’s in the back, when to work the knit stitch, when to work the purl stitch. Oh my gawddd… when does the craziness end?

I remember when I first learned to knit and that this particular thing (ribbing in general) just befuddled me.

So over the years I realized the super easy secret […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:49+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Knitting, Video Tutorials|12 Comments

How to Dip Dye a Boho Doily Bowl

Aren’t these Boho Doily Bowls the cutest things ever? They look like precious flower petals!

If you have food coloring and glue, you’re set. You can make your own doilies if you like or just use store-bought ones like I have here. Most dollar stores carry them and they are pretty cheap.

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How to Dip Dye Crochet Boho Doily Bowls

How to Knit – Absolute Beginner Knitting, Lesson 1 – Even if You’re Clueless

Learn to knit! It’s easier than you think and I break it down to the basics so anybody can get started, whether you’re 4 or 94.

When I uploaded this video I had no idea if anybody would watch it and lo and behold, it’s had nearly 3 million views. Good LORD! I get emails daily from people who have joined the knitting bandwagon and are now hooked for life.

It’s an incredibly satisfying pastime and you will be whipping out scarves and hats and sweaters and socks before you know it.

Let’s get busy learning to knit:

I show […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:49+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Knitting, Video Tutorials|19 Comments

How to Crochet a Snowflake

This easy tutorial for crocheting a snowflake is sure to please.

These make great ornaments for your holiday decorations and you’ll want to whip out dozens of them.

And they’re fast, so you’ll have a whole slew of them in no time.

Have a watch:

Due to all the many requests, I had a reader write down the pattern if you prefer text to video:

Materials: Small amount of fingering weight yarn

Size 0 crochet hook

Darning needle

Pins and cardboard to block

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Start with a magic circle or wind yarn around finger […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:49+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects, Video Tutorials|6 Comments

2 Easy Ways to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

Let’s learn how to make pom poms today!

I’ll show you two methods.

    1. One uses a fork and makes a tiny / mini pom pom
    2. And the other method uses your hands and makes a normal sized pom pom

There are all types of fancy methods out there that use a special pom pom making device or cardboard and I’ve tried most of them.

But the methods I show you are fast, easy and can be whipped out even if you don’t have all the fancy tools, the time or the patience for the other methods.

So have a watch:

These are […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:49+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Other Yarn Crafts, Video Tutorials|2 Comments

How to Make a Tiny Hat Ornament With Yarn

If you’ve ever wondered how to make these adorable little hat ornaments, wonder no more.

SUPPLIES:

•Yarn

•Toilet paper roll or paper towel roll

•Scissors

•Something to wrap the yarn around (I used my phone) – optional

how to make toilet paper towel roll tiny hat yarn ornament for Christmas

Have a watch:

Pretty darn easy, eh?

This is great to use up scraps of yarn. I can imagine a tree full of them!

Make one in every color!

Make them with your kids!

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