Written by Sequoia Abbott-Saulteaux
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!