Here’s another video tutorial for ya! I can’t really say that this one is new. It’s a remake of an old video that had terrible sound quality! But anyway, if you’d like to relearn the puff stitch without the horrible screeching background noise this time, here ya go! :)
Don’t forget to comment on my YouTube channel to let me know what other videos you’d like to see me make! :)
It’s been forever since I’ve made a video tutorial, right?! eep! Here’s a new one! This video will show you how to do a cluster stitch using 4 & 5 double crochets.
I’m still not pro at crocheting in front of a camera (have you ever tried? It’s a pain!) but I’m working on it. Also, I totally freak out when I turn the camera on and it’s time to talk. Can you tell I hate talking on camera!? hah! I need to practice so give me a reason to make more videos, please! If there are any video tutorials you’d like to see (stitches, techniques, tricks, etc), leave me a comment here or on my YouTube channel and I’ll do my best to make them! :)
I always get questions about my hooks whenever I post pictures of something I’m working on, “what is that thing on your hook?”. So I thought I’d throw together a little post to share my (not so) secret!
They’re just stretchy rubber pencil grips! I think they make the hooks easier/more comfortable to hold. They don’t really work on normal crochet hooks, except for the larger sizes. But I like these Clover “soft touch” hooks. They fit the grips perfectly! :)
I also like that they add some color and sparkle since the hooks themselves are sort of a drab, poopy color! :P
Here’s a quick little how to on finishing your crochet piece so that the end blends in. You’ll see this referred to in patterns as an “invisible join”. It’s super easy and can be done with any stitch. You can do it when working in joined or unjoined rounds. I’m demonstrating it below while working in single crochets in unjoined rounds.
Step 1: Cut yarn, pull through your last stitch, and thread your needle.
Step 2: Insert your needle into the next stitch (the same place that you would if you were crocheting) and pull through.
Step 3: Insert your needle into the back loop of the previous stitch and pull through.
Now you can weave the end in and FO.
When you’re done, it should look the same as the other stitches do on top.