For those of you who follow me on social media, will know, that I live on a small holding with a glamping area. We have geese, chickens, guinea fowl and a cow called buttercup. I regularly catch up with my fellow crocheters, teaching easy crochet, in my little safari caravan called Marilyn…(above). You can see the smallholding in some of my YouTube videos too (my favourite video is the one where I discover I’m only wearing one earring and the chickens are trying to photobomb!) Well…. Whilst I have been busy with the glamping, publishing of books and teaching easy … Continue reading Beginners crochet could take place in the new cabin!
I guess I have neglected my blog in favour of my Facebook page and fb group which are both getting further reach and becoming a buzzing social scene for “Easy Crochet – new way”, using a Latch Hook! I have been preoccupied with trying to learn all the technical knowhow to advertise this hobby, especially during lockdown. After the successful drop in workshops last year which convinced me that kids just love making chains and flowers with a latch hook then I needed to press on with my passion to make this work. I also was inspired by the 700 … Continue reading Learn Easy Crochet on facebook
There is a new and easy way to learn crochet and that’s by using my tried and tested method of a Latch Hook tool… Yes, that’s right! A latch hook, usually associated with rug making or even hair braiding, and can be used to create traditional, crochet stitches. It makes crochet, so easy, for beginners, kids and anybody! It’s also a great introduction for Freeform Crochet and fibre art activities. Tutorials for learning crochet Do check out my free YouTube Channel! There are some free videos on making chains, headbands and more. Be sure to check out my video ‘How … Continue reading Learn Crochet the easy way!
For a few months of the year, I’m lucky to stay on our boat in Australia! So here I am, relaxing with lots of time to start some Freeform Crochet projects! So what is freeform crochet? Freeform crochet can be described as “patternless”, and is often referred to as “painting with yarn”. Incredibly fun and relaxing, there is no wrong way or right way… only your way. I love to use finer yarns and a small latch hook. A latch hook is traditionally used for rug making and sometimes hair braiding, but I have found a new and easy way to crochet! … Continue reading Freeform crochet… what is it?
There are so many easy crochet projects for beginners and kids. Why not make a start with a simple crochet bracelet, by following my tutorial on YouTube! If you have read any of my other posts, you will know that I use a non traditional method for teaching crochet. I like to call it Easy Crochet – the New way and it’s learnt using a latch hook. A latch hook is usually associated with rug making and even hair braiding….. but it can also be used to do traditional crochet too! Follow me on my facebook page and join my … Continue reading Easy Crochet projects for beginners and kids
One of my latest utube videos shows how to teach step by step latch hook crochet! Do check it out and let me know how you get on. Here is the link to the video. A resource for those who would like to teach someone to crochet Continue reading Have you ever tried to teach someone to crochet?
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 £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
Did you know the answer? A latch hook is usually used for making rag rugs or hooked rugs. It is slightly similar to a traditional crochet hook but it a latch to hold the yarn when a loop is pulled … Continue reading What is a latch hook?
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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 … Continue reading Tunisian Crochet
I spent most of 2018 updating my easy crochet ideas in the form of my first book ‘Latch Hook Crochet for Beginners’. As I write this I am waiting for the mail to deliver my first print copy for inspection … Continue reading I am super excited!!!
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
I am hoping to publish my book ‘Latch Hooking for Beginners’ soon. I will be posting updates and revamping my WordPress Blog and hoping to connect with followers here again after a long break from blogging. Continue reading Latch Patch publishing
Bullion stitch is one of the main basic stitches used in Latch Hook Crochet You can use bullion stitches freely in your latch patches.When using a latch hook it is much easier to hook in between the stitches, than to try and pick up small stitches at the top of the row. Continue reading Bullion Stitch
An easy latch patch using chain ,slip stitch and puff stitch. Start with a large chain, followed with a smaller one. Use the first chain for your ring. *Slip stitch into ring, chain 1. Repeat from * to form ring. Or you can make about 5 puff stitches into the first chain. Continue reading An easy latch patch using puff stitch
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
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 !)
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
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
After finding Sylvia Cosh and James Walters work on the Internet, I made my first large scrumble….learning as I added to it. Discovering Tunisian crochet completely altered my approach to all aspects of crochet about 2009. The following one was made this year with a more formal learned techniques. Continue reading A large scrumble
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