Module 3 is called Basics II and covers turning chains, crocheting a flat piece, crocheting in the round, the Magic Loop, increasing and decreasing, and the shell stitch. The UK terminology is still doing my head in. Luckily this module is mostly treble crochets (US = double crochet) and gathering stitches. The first lesson covered … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 3
The next module is called Basics I and covers how to hold hooks and yarn as well as the basic stitches. Now here was where I knew I would run into trouble. This UK course was entirely in UK Crochet terminology (duh) - I have always crocheted in US terminology and translate UK patterns to … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 2
So we have started off the Centre of Excellence's Crochet Diploma, with Module 1: Materials. This module goes over hooks, yarns and the basics to keep in your crochet kit. I actually learned a few new things such as using WPI (Winds Per Inch) around a pencil to determine the yarn weight of a yarn … Continue reading Crochet Diploma: Module 1
So I was scrolling through Facebook one day, as you do, when I came across someone mention a "Crochet Diploma" on one of the groups I follow. wtf? A crochet diploma? Off I went googling my heart out and I landed on two such courses. The course the poster was talking about seems to be … Continue reading Beginning the Crochet Diploma
Hate is loud, love is quiet and constant. I hope these hearts - quilted, knitted, crocheted hearts made with love - are a small comfort to anyone who sees them.
My current charity projects using hand crocheted Remembrance Day Poppies.
Since overhauling our toy disaster collection a year ago, I've opted for quality, open ended toys that stimulate imaginative play. Our play room is full of wooden food, musical instruments, baby dolls and clothes and a gorgeous doll house full of little wire dolls and hand me down furniture from at least three generations. The … Continue reading Home Made crochet Steiner/Waldorf Gnomes and Nins