Sunday, November 21, 2010

Crochet Basics: Slip Knot

This is the first in a series of basic crochet stitches. In order to start almost any crochet project you have to make a slip knot, so that's where my series is starting. A slip knot isn't really a stitch so most patterns don't even tell you to make one. You just need a slip knot in order to make your first real stitch.

To make a slip knot, make a loop in your yarn and put the crochet hook through the loop.
Hook the yarn coming out of the skein or ball, and pull the yarn through the loop on the crochet hook.
Now pull the knot in the yarn snug, and tighten the yarn around the crochet hook a bit. Leave the yarn on the crochet hook loose enough to slide easily on the hook.
You have made a slip knot and you're ready to crochet!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Patterns available on Etsy!

Well my hat and purse patterns are now available on Etsy. I'm pretty excited to have my work out there.
In other news, I'm planning a series of stitch instruction entries on my blog, so stay tuned for that.
Click here to check out my Etsy store. -Jennifer
 Flower Garden
 Lil' Love
 Neon Ruffles

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hats and Purses

Well, I sent in my hat and purse patterns to a publisher yesterday. Feels good to get some work out for review. Now I have to buckle down on Christmas presents! -Jennifer

Monday, November 1, 2010

Design Submitted

Well I finally submitted my design to Crochet Today magazine today. They say it can take 6 months to hear back from them, so don't go asking me if they like yet. I feel pretty good about getting that submission in and all the hard work I did on it that is now done. Hopefully I can send off my hat and purse designs by tomorrow. That is my goal! Then I have a TON of things to make for Christmas. Don't think I'll get it all done, but what I can make beats buying stuff, so I'm trying.