Archive | June, 2015

Crochet motif Tutorial – Sea Foam / Ocean Waves

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Crochet Sea Foam Pattern

Crochet Motif of a Sea Foam Stitch/Ocean Waves

I decided to share this Crochet Motif of the Sea Foam Stitch (also known as Ocean Waves) today.  I’m always on the look out for new motif’s I can use for various projects.  Since it’s summer now and the weather has warmed up I wanted to a summertime baby blanket.  I will be using cotton yarn.  Although it’s still summer there are times you still need a blanket to cover up a sleeping baby.  I didn’t want to make something too heavy.   I went thru all my previous projects to look for something that would fit the bill.  I really liked this one.   Some books call it Sea foam and some call it ocean waves.

Here is a sample (2 pattern repeat) of the sea foam motif.   I made one of these blankets a few years ago.  You can use any size hook and type of yarn.  Just make sure the hook is appropriate for the yarn weight.  Since this will be a baby blanket I used a weight 3 cotton yarn and a G hook.  You can use whatever hook and yarn you prefer.  I used 2 colors and changed color on row 6 of pattern.  You can use as many colors as you like or stay with one solid color.  Using multiple colors is a good way to use up your yarn stash.

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On-line Crochet courses coming soon

I have received so many requests to do On-line courses.  I am in the processing of filming some high definition video tutorials.  I wanted to ask,  “What do you want to learn?”   Crochet,  Knitting, Sewing, other crafts?

I am working on a course to teach people to read written crochet patterns as well as Diagram crochet symbols/patterns.  I want to be sure that what I prepare is what you want to see.   The difference between the online course and the videos on YouTube is that I will go into more detail and have more time.  YouTube ranks a lot of the videos by how long a person watches now.  What they call audience retention.  There are times that I want to really give more info but the time limitations are always on my mind.  With the on-line courses that isn’t an issue.  I can break a course down into several lessons and build skills up in the correct order.  Plus, you would have it available anytime you like.

So, I really need your help and input.   Please let me know what your thoughts.   Thanks

Yolanda

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Crochet Summer Patterns

Check out these great Free Crochet Summer Patterns

Warm weather is here but that doesn’t mean I stop crocheting. Here is a round up of some of my favorite summertime patterns. The best part is that they’re all free and pretty easy to make. I even did a youtube video tutorial series for the blue and white Beach Cover up. I have included links to all patterns beneath the photos. I hope you enjoy this round up of free patterns. Many of them can be used year round of course. Please let me know if you make any of these items.  Enjoy!

 

simple summer tee      Summer striped top      Summer's Day Shawl

Simple Summer Tee –                  Summer Striped Top           Summer’s Day Shawl 

 

beach cover up        lacy poncho        broomstick lace top

Beach Cover Up                         Lacy Poncho                         Broomstick Lace Top

Click for video tutorial Beach Cover Up

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CAL (Crochet along) announcement – Baby Layette Set

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 I absolutely love making baby items.  It just makes me so happy to think of a little baby wearing something that I made with love especially for them.  I know to some the idea of a handcrafted baby layette may seem quaint or old-fashioned but I love it.  If that makes me weird so be it.  I wanted to share this little layette set with my youtube viewers.   Beginning on June 24, 2015 I will begin a crochet along series for this baby set.   The pattern is available for download as a PDF file from LeisureArts.com.  The purchase price is currently set to $5.99 for the set.  (US Dollars).   I wanted to give everyone advance notice so that you will have time to purchase your pattern and supplies if you would like to participate.  I have received permission from Leisure Arts to be able to film and share the video tutorials for this little set.  Purchasing the pattern is optional (you can still view the videos) but it is a great things to have for your own files and it will help you learn to read patterns as well.

I am not being paid for provide these videos.  The only form of compensation I will receive is a small commission from the pattern purchase if you purchase thru the following link:   Baby Layette Pattern     I hope you will consider purchasing the pattern as this small amount of commission will help to offset some of the expense of providing the free video tutorials.

The pattern contains the materials list for the set.  It also breaks down what will be needed by item in case you don’t want to make every item.  The set includes the the bonet, sacque/sweater, booties, and the blanket.  The size is for approximately 6 – 9 months old and the blanket measure 43 inches square.

If you would like to participate in this Crochet Along you still have time to purchase your pattern and supplies.

I think this set makes a beautiful gift for baby showers or for that special little baby in your life.    I look forward to having all of you join me in this CAL.

Hugs and Kisses,

Yolanda

Hola,  quiero hacerles saber que empezando el dia 24, de junio 2015 estaré subiendo una series de videos para aprender hacer este set para bebe en crochet.   Los videos videos en ingles serán disponible los días miércoles y los videos en español estara disponibles los días viernes.   A mi me encanta hacer prendas para bebe.  Algunas personas piensa que hacer y recibir ropa tejido a mano es algo de una época pasado o antiguado pero a mi me encantan.  Yo quiera compartir un set que esta muy bello.  Leisure Arts me ha dado permiso para grabar estos videos de un patron de Leisure Arts.  El patron en ingles esta disponible para compra y trae toda la informacion sobre los materiales que se necesitan para completar este set.  Y también informacion para las diferente prendas si no quiere hacerlos todos.  La talla es para las edades de 6 a 9 meses y la manita mide 43 pulgadas (un cuadro).   

No recibir ningún tipo de pago por hacer los videos.  La única forma de pago que recibirse sera una pequeña comisión de la venta de los patrones.  Asi que ojalá pueda ayudarme y comprar el patron.  Esta comisión chica me ayudare con los gastos de hacer los videos.  Aqui esta el link en donde pueden comprar el patron: 

Patron para set de bebe 

Me gusta mucho este set y pienso que hacer un regalo muy bonito.  Ojala me acompañe en este series de videos.  

Abrazos y besitos, 

Yolanda

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