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

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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 £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

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