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My Crochet Video

Updated on November 24, 2015

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:

Ch 25

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

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    • Amanda Abbott profile imageAUTHOR

      Meredith McLarty 

      2 years ago from Sioux City, IA

      Awesome. Thanks! Not bad for my first one.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Shared it; you did a great job!

    • Amanda Abbott profile imageAUTHOR

      Meredith McLarty 

      2 years ago from Sioux City, IA

      Awesome, Frank. Thanks.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      don't know if I'd ever like to crochet, but you make it look easy :)

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