Crochet Project(s): Sometimes You Just Need Some Variety

Written by Sequoia Abbott-Saulteaux

Loops and Threads Cuddly Cheville in Cornstalk

So this week I decided to try something new, and find another way to show off my crochet works in progress. I also wanted a way to highlight how comfortable (or not) I was with the craft in a different way than just taking pictures of my completed work. So I decided to make a video showing off a few different techniques and stitches that I’ve learned. Now, even though I tried to make the video tutorial-like, I am in no means saying that I am an expert. On the opposite side, I thought that my non-perfect technique and awkwardness would highlight how much progress I’ve learned throughout the semester when I post another video in a couple of months! Now, without further ado, in this video I attempt to show off my single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet, slip stich, and an attempt at a magic circle!

Intro Video to my #Learning Project – by Sequoia Abbott-Saulteaux


The video below is the inspiration behind my pet blanket in the first part of the video! I found Bella CoCo to be a great resource for beginners and for inspiration! I attempted a similar pattern with only using 45 slipstiches for the beginning chain instead of 85. I used Loops and Threads Cuddly Cheville in CornStalk and an 11.5mm crochet hook. In the end, the blanket will be for my cat Cooper who is a very spoiled but happy boy.

The second pattern is from Yarnspirations Bernat Twisting Braid Crochet Blanket , which consists of a base of 158 slip stitch chains, then a mixture of double crochet, single crochet, and slip stiches in Bernat Blanket Yarn. For this one I chose the colour Sea Olive, because I was curious to see how the coloured yarn would pool and also because I thought it would look good with my new chocolate brown chase chair. I’m just recently moved, so I’m excited to decorate the new place with how I want, including homemade crafts.


Finally, the last pattern is my attempt at Yarnspirations Llama-No-Drama amigurumi pattern which has just been started on the account of shipping delays, wrong products, and backorders. So my Llama will be on a slightly different colour scheme with the fur being sweet pink! I’ve struggled a lot more with this pattern, which I guess makes sense because it is listed as “intermediate”. Nevertheless I though it would be the perfect opportunity to push myself so here’s to hoping that I can finish him before the end of the semester!


Stay tuned for more weekly updates and hopefully some more projects to show you!!



  1. Fabulous tutorial video Sequoia! I loved your step by step guide. It was also so helpful to watch you demonstrate patience, skilfulness and excellent role modelling in terms of tender self-talk when you had to repeat a step. 🦋

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  2. Hello Sequoia! I am in LOVE with your weekly learning project. I am so intrigued by the final image of the “Red Heart Llama-No-Drama”, I feel like your learning project is so fun and original in the sense that you aren’t just creating a washcloth but rather a whole three-dimensional object! I hope to see your finished llama and in all honesty, he will that much cuter in baby pink! I have seen images like this on Pinterest but it never crossed my mind to just create it myself. Not only are your blog posts so much fun and easy to read, but they are also inspirational. I am looking forward to your learning project and will make sure to stay along for the whole journey. I wish you the best, stay warm out there!

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    • Hello Sydney!
      Thank you so much! Your comment actually made my day, I really appreciate your positivity! I am glad that you find my posts inspirational, as I do want to make my point across that this is a lot more intimidating looking than it actually is! With that said, the Llama has been difficult but I hope to be able to finish it before the semester ends! I hope to be able to keep you engaged. Thank you so much for your kind words!



  3. Hi Sequoia,
    Your blog is tremendous! All of your crochet creations look like they are gonna be sooo comfy :), I imagine having a big pair of crochet slippers or super warm socks would be awesome. That Llama looks like a big step up in difficulty, but you’ve got this!! Keep up the good work 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Ian! I have been actually looking into socks and while they look tricky, they might be just the challenge that I am looking for at the moment! Thank you for you comment and encouragement!



  4. Hello!
    Crochet-ing is something that I have always wanted to get into but for some reason I just have never given it a try. I am super impressed with the crochet projects that you’ve displayed in your blog. This learning project is super inspiring. Great job!

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    • Hello Van!
      Thank you for your kind words! I would definitely recommend trying to pick up crocheting, before this class I never realised how many resources there are out there! Let me know if you need any help or tips because I would be more than happy to share what I learned! Thanks for reading!



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