How to Crochet A Flower – 2 in 1!

How to Crochet a Flower

These are perfect for adding onto headbands, hats, baby dresses, bags or anything you like.

I show you how to make 2 flowers actually. A flat, smaller flower and a larger, double-layered flower. They only take a few minutes to make once you get the hang of how to do them.

If you’re not sure how to work any of the stitches shown in the video, you can see my How to Crochet playlist here.

You’ll need to know how to make a:

Slip knot
Slip stitch
Chain
Single crochet
Half double crochet
Double crochet
Triple crochet

I hope you enjoy it! If you have […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:00+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Video Tutorials|3 Comments

How to Crochet a Giant Circular Rug – No-Sew!

Due to the massive amount of requests I got for this, we simply had to make a tutorial showing you how to make your very own huge roving rug.

MATERIALS: Roving! I used 7.5 lbs of gray merino wool roving for the size you see here. 3 feet across. Not gonna lie… it was a spendy rug. What is roving? There are different types but it’s basically wool that’s been cleaned and prepped and now all the fibers are lining up pretty and ready for use. Normally roving is used for hand-spinners to spin into their own yarn. But today, we’re […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:00+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Roving and Fiber, Video Tutorials|92 Comments

How to Change Colors in Knitting or Crocheting

I get asked this question a LOT….

“Chandi, how do I change colors in my knitting (crocheting)?”

It’s so easy.

Knitting is super simple as you just drop the old color and pick up the new. I do give some tips on whether to cut your ends or pull them up the side.

And with crocheting, you just have one little trick to remember.

So have a look and let me know what you think in the comments below.

If you want to see my future videos, you can subscribe to my channel. But only if you wanna. Ha ha!

Hope you enjoy it. We […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:00+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Crochet, Finishing Techniques, Knitting, Tips & Tricks, Video Tutorials|7 Comments

How to Crochet – Double Crochet Stitch + Bonus Headband – For Beginners

Howdy and hello!

Today’s lesson shows you how to do a double crochet stitch! This is one of the most commonly-used crochet stitches and it’s essential you know how to do this stitch if you want to be a crocheter.

It’s really similar to the half double crochet that we learned in the previous lesson, with just a wee bit of a difference. You’ll see what I mean.

If you stick with me through the video and follow along, you’ll have an adorable little headband you can wear. 🙂 Or give it away as a gift and smile with satisfaction that YOU made […]

HOW TO CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS – HALF DOUBLE CROCHET

 

How to Crochet For Beginners – Half Double Crochet – hdc – Bonus, Cup Cozy Pattern!

Today’s video tutorial is all about the half double crochet!

This is the second in my video series on how to crochet, so if you missed the first video where I explained how to do a slip knot, chain and single crochet, here is the link for that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hoc9pNfVfU

You’ll see the half double crochet abbreviated as hdc in patterns. It’s very easy and you can make all kinds of things with this stitch!

If you follow along with me in the video, by the end […]

How to Crochet (The Basics) Step by Step – Beginner Lesson 1 – Right-Handed

Well, hello!

I hope you are excited and ready to learn how to crochet. Today is the big day! After watching my video below, you will be well on your way to becoming a crochet whiz.

I’ve crocheted since I was 9, so if I can do it, YOU can do it!

It’s really easy to do, but make sure to just keep practicing if anything feels awkward.

I have many other HOW TO videos planned for you (knitting, crocheting, dyeing yarn, spinning your own yarn, weaving, felting, etc…) so please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss out on any future […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:01+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Crochet, Video Tutorials|5 Comments

How to EASILY Work Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

If you’ve been knitting awhile, you may have experienced what all knitters go through at some point or another. You spend weeks making a gorgeous item, cast off, only to find that the edging is TOO TIGHT!

You can banish this problem foreverrrr – errrr – errr – err – er…

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off will fix this problem for you and all your edges will be SUPPPAH strettttchy.

My boo and I created this video for you (he filmed/edited and I just sat there) to demonstrate just how awesome this technique is!

In this video, I assume you […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:01+00:00 April 29th, 2014|Finishing Techniques, Knitting, Video Tutorials|13 Comments

SkyDiving in Las Vegas. OH MY!

So the hubs and I went to Vegas over spring break in March and got the crazy idea to go skydiving.

Here’s what led up to the decision.

1. Years ago I saw a blog post about a lady I admired who had gone skydiving in Morocco. I thought… THAT IS CRAZY AND I WILL NEVER DO THAT!! But I secretly admired her for having the courage. I was sure if I ever did it, I would squeal like a dying pig.

2. A year and a half ago, I went into a MASSIVE depression. I had been living in the basement of […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Travel Updates, Video Tutorials|13 Comments

How to Arm Knit – Arm Knitting for the Clueless!

Even if you have no idea how to knit, you can arm knit! (And yes, it is ACTUALLY knitting… it’s basically the same thing as knitting with needles, with just a couple modifications). So if you learn to arm knit, you’re well on your way to learning to really knit! Woop woop!

Why learn arm knitting?

  • It’s easy!
  • It’s quick.
  • It’s fun!

Ha ha! Need more reasons?

  • You can whip out a last-minute gift in about 30 minutes flat and say, “I made this!”
  • Great for beginners!
  • You can finally mark “learn to knit” off your New Year’s Resolutions. Hurray!
  • And like I mentioned, it’s practically the same as […]

How to Spin Yarn on a Spinning Wheel

I’ve been just bursting to show this tutorial to you for ages now. I actually recorded this last summer and am just now getting it edited and put up for you. Can you believe it?

Why spin yarn?

Spinning yarn is sort of like… heaven. It’s soothing. It’s relaxing. It’s meditative. It’s centering. It helps you to focus on the now. Helps you forget yesterday and tomorrow and even today. You just zone out.

Spin spin spin

Zone out

Spin spin spin

It’s really cool to put on some headphones so you’re not distracted and listen to soothing, ambient music while you spin.

The hum of the […]