The first thing to learn to start crocheting is how to tie a slip knot. A slip knot that easily slides back and forth will allow enough room to pull through yarn, yet have enough tension to keep your stitch even.
Check out this video where I show you five different ways to tie a slip knot:
Now remember, those are not the only way to tie a slip knot. If one of those didn’t work for you, do a search on YouTube and see what else is out there. There are a few things to remember:
Find something you are comfortable with.
Don’t be afraid to try different techniques.
Have fun with it!
I hope that video helps you. Let me know what you think! Also get ready, because I will begin showing you how to make a chain AND be consistent next!
Happy 10th Bookday, Squeaks & Shaping Up The Year!
Everyone grab a cupcake!
Thank you for coming. I really can’t take it all in still. Ten years… ten years ago my first book spread its wings and went out into the wild. *sniff, sniff. I’m such a proud book mommy.* And look at it today… ten years old. still making its way. Still showing people how to shape up every day into a beautiful thing.
I have been thinking on how I wanted to celebrate today. It’s a major milestone for me. And I thought what better way than to play it forward. I’m throwing a giveaway with 10 – yep TEN (one for each year) – prize packs. Each prize pack will include:
Shaping Up The Year book
Cover art sticker
TMC Productions sticker
Crochet Squeaks toy
But I have a goodie for everyone visiting too. Make sure you download Squeak’s Happy Birthday coloring page.
I love it when creativity flows. Don’t you? There are TONS of mediums to use too.
scraps of paper
I can go on and on. The thing about creativity is it is unlimited. Only hindered by the creator. I did that to myself. When I was a little girl, I wanted to learn to crochet. My mother tried, but I could not get the hang of it. I wanted to do it one way. She wanted me to do it another. I tried, got frustrated, and quit.
Fast forward to just a few short years ago. Two to be exact. And I talked my baby sister into teaching me. She allowed me to do the hand I felt comfortable with… my LEFT one. She sat across from me and I did what I have always done. *smile* I did it backwards. AND it clicked!
Now I am ready to pay it forward. There are not many videos on the internet to help lefties with crocheting. I hope to change that. I will start with the basics and begin to build up. I plan on posting FREE video instructions and giving links to download a written pattern for a small fee.
I hope you all will join me on my crocheting adventure. Here’s to many, many projects to come!
It’s the new year! That means a new chapter, a blank canvas, a new project, and so many adventures await! I always look forward to this day. I’ve been planning on how to redirect my blog to be more beneficial to my targeted audiences.
What does that mean for you? Hopefully, it will help you become more aware of the products I offer, as well as give you some insight on how to become better at what you do and also become more interactive with what I do.
Here is a peek at what I will be offering this year:
MONDAY: MARKETING — I will be offering marketing tips and tricks that expand across any field. If you work for yourself, you need to be marketing.
TUESDAY: AVON — I am an independent AVON representative and will be showcasing different products, how-tos, reveals, and more. Let’s get to know AVON better!
WEDNESDAY: BEYOND THE BOOK — I will take a more in-depth look at my books and how you can expand learning and having fun with them.
THURSDAY: COLORING PAGES — Who doesn’t like to color? From inspiration from my own books and more, I will be offering free downloadable/printable coloring pages.
FRIDAY: LEFT HOOK CROCHET — Did you know I’m a fiber artist? I began my crochet journey in 2017 and now offer my products for sale. BUT I have a hook on what I do… I’m a lefty! My Left Hook Crochet posts will be dedicated to leftys with patterns, videos, and more.
So much to do for this year. I hope to be more interactive and can’t wait to see what you think of everything.
This year I’ve decided to challenge myself more. I will be marketing for myself and my business harder. And for my clients also. Needless to say, the first website for me to promote is… *shameless plug alert!* my own:
As many of you know, I’m a small business. I write, illustrate, market, and crochet. On my website you’ll find information about my:
social media set up
I really do appreciate those of you who are already a client of mine. *I really, really do!* You all make my life an adventure. I can’t tell you how much fun I had crocheting this year. And seeing everyone’s response at the things I made.
Please visit my website and have a look around. Let me know what you think about it in the comments!
Until next time…
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