Learning how to go live! Fun or what?

http://www.facebook.com/groups/latch.hook.crochet/permalink/1360278537672458/ Hi there! So many learning curves for my ageing fuddled brain. I turned 70 last year and I am getting so behind with all this technology.  Can’t get to grips with blocks either! Its still lockdown so best brace myself for the wind outside and go for a walk with Phil!! Continue reading Learning how to go live! Fun or what?

Wednesday live video… my basic stitches!

fb.watch/25H4_Cpldm/ I am revisiting this post to see if the link to my video works and hay ho it does!!! So if you click on the link you will find one of my latest videos all about the basic stitches that I use for latch hook crochet. I am pleased it works because this is one of my better videos. It is really informative and I tend not to talk too much drivel as I have done in the past. I am also quite chuffed because I am hopefully getting my head around some of this confounded techno bumf!! Do … Continue reading Wednesday live video… my basic stitches!

About this new method..watch the video

fb.watch/25GZI5Nwve/ I am returning to this post to say a little bit more about this recent link. I don’t know if you are getting fed up with lockdown, but in a tragic way crochet and making these videos has been quite quite therapeutic for me. I will try to keep it short, but last october my hubby Phil suffered a serious head injury and was in hospital for two months. I had great support from family and wonderful friends and life was sometimes just bearable for us both. So I get a bit emotional when watching this video as Phil … Continue reading About this new method..watch the video

Beginners crochet could take place in the new cabin!

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!

Learn Easy Crochet on facebook

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

Learn Crochet the easy way!

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!

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Freeform crochet… what is it?

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?

Easy Crochet projects for beginners and kids

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

How to teach easy crochet… free resources!

Beginners crochet is easy to teach with my free resources. If you follow my blog or social media, you will know I have discovered a new and easy way to teach crochet! It’s using a latch hook instead of traditional crochet hook, which makes it easier for beginners and little fingers, to learn the stitches. Learning the basic crochet stitches is easy and can lead to many wonderful creations such as bracelets, headbands, bookmarks and freeform crochet pieces. It’s an amazing fibre art activity, which kids and adults will love getting immersed in. Check out my YouTube videos which show … Continue reading How to teach easy crochet… free resources!

Why use a Latch Hook?

A latch hook is traditionally used for making hooked rugs or rag rugs. It is quite similar to a traditional crochet hook, however a latch hook holds the yarn when a loop is pulled through. BUT did you know, you can use a latch hook for traditional crochet too?!! Why use a latch hook when there is a traditional crochet hook? Well…..I discovered a new way of teaching crochet and found that using a latch hook, traditional stitches can be taught in minutes. Easy Crochet – the new way! When people ask me “Why use a latch hook?” I tell … Continue reading Why use a Latch Hook?

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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! It’s all about Latch hooking for beginners but not in the rag rugging sense… it’s all about making traditional crochet much easier to teach and learn! *edit …. it is now available for sale.. check it out! 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 … Continue reading Latch Hooking for Beginners

Using variegated yarn… How to use variegated yarn in your Latch Patches

Note date of this post…. I was still experimenting here, but using variegated yarn (self made) has become an essential part of teaching Latch Hook Crochet. Also not that I use a latch hook to teach crochet instead of a traditional crochet hook because it is much easier! Also, if you are wondering what a Latch patch is, see here. Using variegated yarn, 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 … Continue reading Using variegated yarn… How to use variegated yarn in your Latch Patches

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

Crochet Scrumbling is now a Latch patch

December 2018 Update I will now be referring to a scrumble as a latch patch. See why here 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 … Continue reading Crochet Scrumbling is now a Latch patch