Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Changing colors, baby beanie cap request

Many thanks to aunt esther... My mom, my sister and myself have learned how to crochet from watching her videos. And with a new baby on the way we are going blanket crazy. Cant wait to see the video on how to change colors (we have just been tieing off) Also can you make a video on how to make a baby beanie (baby cap)? - checkin back everyday, cant wait to learn something new. Thanks again

A. Thanks for your kind words! I'm so excited that all of you have learned how to crochet! It's such a fun passtime, and you're creating something special for someone!

I'm afraid that I do the same thing as you are doing to change colors! I also just tie-off the first color, and then tie-in the new color around the same place. Then weave the "tail" into its own color.

Hmmm, a baby beanie cap.... I'll have to look around and see what I can find.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Single Stitch details

Q. hi your 1st video got me to understand single stitch better then my poor mother ever question is can u explain in really simple terms a few things about it.. i got the very 1st part the going down 3 chain stichs and putting the needle through that then yarning over and pulling through till i have only a individual thread left of the needle but after that some time you had 2 threads and yarned over whati dont get is how u go from the very 1st part of single stitch with one tread left after yarning over and pull through how and when do you gou get the 2 treads before yarning over???????

i'm sorry i know this was long and rambling i hope you understand what im asking thanks

A. Hi,
It sounds like you almost have this stitch! Yes, after you do your chain stitch row, turn around and count 3 chains from your hook, and begin your single crochet, this is how you do it.
1. Insert your hook through the chain stitch.
2. Yarn over, and bring your hook back through the stitch you're working on. (you'll have 2 stitches on your hook)
3. Yarn over, and pull this yarn-over-stitch all the way through both of the stitches on the hook. There you go! You've just completed your single crochet!

Let me know how it goes! Esther