August 2019 update

There is a lot to do here on my wordpress blog so please bare with me.First I am trying out the new block editor which is taxing my brain. Alot!!! see I can now make a list!! lol!! Main thing is the Book 1 ‘Latch Crochet for Beginners is now available on the book depository for just Β£3.07 … What a bargain she says!!!! I am doing workshops over the school hols at The British Ironworks Oswestry. I have started doing library workshops too… watch this space! I am hoping to get into my first school in September to teach … Continue reading August 2019 update

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Latch Hooking for Beginners

It is the week before Christmas and I have just sent my Crochet book off to the printers. It should be for sale on Amazon in a couple of months! Meanwhile I am returning to this blog to share some of the ideas in the book. It is all about a fresh look at crochet using a latch hook! So it’s a new and exciting hobby. Kids get so absorbed in it. And it is mistake free learning, no dropped stitches ! Continue reading Latch Hooking for Beginners

Tunisian Crochet

One of the basic stitches introduced for latch hook crochet is Tunisian Simple Stitch. If worked with the upright stitch with two or three colours it is very easy to work this stitch with a latch hook. It is also easy to do, I think easier than knitting in the sense that you are casting on (picking up loops) and casting off. It’s an attractive and neat stitch. I love it. It doesn’t have to be square either. Continue reading Tunisian Crochet

Using variegated yarn… 2019 update! How to use variegated yarn in your Latch Patches

note date of this post. I was still experimenting here, but using own self made variegated yarn has become an essential part of teaching Latch Hook Crochet. Kids can see what is happening in their work better and also young ones enjoy the next colour yarn coming up!! This one shows up the stitches a bit better, but I still think longer stretches of colour? Bullion stitches have been introduced here as an easy stitch, using a latch hook. Still playing with variegated yarn. I am happy that this one shows up the puff stitch. Also on the ‘petal’ shapes, … Continue reading Using variegated yarn… 2019 update! How to use variegated yarn in your Latch Patches

Variegated yarn (2017 !)

This is an example of a scrumble jumble.(now a latch patch) Using easy stitches, chain, slip stitch, and puff stitch.(puff stitch introduced in book two)It is not intended to be a work of art, more of a way of learning Freeform for absolute beginners. I have been looking at using variegated yarn because it is easier to see what is happening. In this first trial I used mostly lengths of yarn about 18 inches long. I think longer would be better. How long? I made variegated yarn using magic knots. See utube video. It was good to see that the … Continue reading Variegated yarn (2017 !)

Adding a new colour

HOW TO ADD A DIFFERENT COLOUR YARN TO YOUR SCRUMBLE No rules here at all. Attatch it any way you like! Kids may like to tie it on to the scrumble or tie it to the end of the previous colour. You may hook it through your scrumble anywhere and and leave an end to come back to. You could hook it through and double up the yarn. Hook it through and pull through two loops. No rule. At the moment do what works for you. Continue reading Adding a new colour

Scrumbling/Latch patch

December 2018 Update I will now be referring to a scrumble as a latch patch. Similar to a scrumble but worked with a latch hook. Scrumble jumbles are fun. Your first scrumbles will look odd. I attempted to teach my 4 year old granddaughter how to crochet a scrumble. However the yarn over was loose. But she fiddled about with pretending to yarn over and in a very fiddly manner kept threading the end of the yarn through holes. Her idea. There wasn’t a lot to it , a little bundle of coloured yarn which we made together. Imagine my … Continue reading Scrumbling/Latch patch