My Crochet Video
The Crochet Artist
I call myself a crochet artist because it is an art just like anything else. Crocheting does take patience and time, but like I mention in the video, it is very therapeutic. It can also increase creativity in other areas as well, such as writing. I've personally noticed that I write more if I crochet a little on the side. And just like writing, you feel a sense of gratification once you have completed a project especially one that took sometime. I recommend striving to finish one project first because it will teach you discipline to finish what you have in front of you before beginning a new one.
If you are working on a larger project I do highly recommend that you do many side projects so as the larger one doesn't become tedious and boring. Maybe you all do the same thing when you write. I know I do. Please check out the video. It's over an hour long. I created it in case you find it easier to learn with a hands on video.
There are written instructions below the video for those of you who learn faster with picture graphs and words.
My Crochet Video:
Diagrams of Basic Crochet Stitches
Basic Crochet Stitch Abbreviations:
The Basic Stitches Pattern Swatch
Yep, I typed out the instructions for the pattern you saw in the video:
Row 1: Work sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn
Row 2: Work sc in 1st st and in each st across
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, work hdc in 1st st and in each stitch across, ch 2, turn
Row 4: Work hdc in 1st st and in each st across
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, (Ch 3 counts as 1st dc) skip hdc in previous row, work dc in next st and in each stitch across, ch 3, turn
Row 6: Skip 1st dc in previous row, dc in next dc and in each dc across, dc in top of turning ch 3
Row 7: Ch 4, turn, skip 1st dc of previous row, work tr in next dc and in each st across, tr in top of ch 3, ch 4, turn
Row 8: Skip 1st tr, work tr in next st and in each st across, tr in top of turning ch 4