A-To-Z Challenge: Letter ‘F’

All handmade crafts have a starting point, a foundation from which
to build upon.
In crochet the chain stitch is where the magic of the art begins.
Patterns have a designated number of these stitches and it’s
important (especially for beginners) to pay close attention to the
pattern requirements.
The stitches in the foundation chain shouldn’t be too tight nor too
loose. The idea is to try to keep them uniform which comes with a
bit of practice.
Once all stages of a project are completed, it’s time to finish off.
To finalize it’s best to cut the yarn a good six inches following
completion of the final row.
Draw this end (tail) through the last loop remaining on the hook.
Your project is now secure from unraveling and all that’s left is to
weave that end within prior stitches (hide it).

A-To-Z Challenge: Letter ‘D’

Dare I Complain Day

The words I remember from years ago beginning with the letter ‘D’, 
mere residents amid absolute foreign ones – an eyeopener for me.

When you refrain from participation in a hobby for years all the
changes that occurred could cause one to fall into despair. 

I remembered the letter ‘D’ in regard to decrease a stitch, double
crochet, double treble and dye lots of yarn. 

In my new stitch dictionary, the index lists 16 new ‘D’ words and
I’m interested to learn about ‘Dots and Diamonds’.

Yesterday I opened up my new book to view the sample stitches
and found a huge surprise along with the pictures = charts with

No idea when they came into play; however, I like to learn so
I’ll do my research.

Today’s letter from the alphabet buffet ‘words crochet’ sadly
found me in state of disarray.
Letter ‘E’ scheduled for tomorrow hope overnight to sharpen
my skills = purvey.


A-To-Z Challenge: Letter ‘C’

Chosen your project
Access aisles skeins yarn behold
Color charts must-have

Dedicated followers know I enjoy writing Poetry.
I believe the above is called a Senryu via definition: awkward moment
in one’s life.

My personal preference is for pastel colors although on occasion I’ve
dabbled in bright hues.

Listed below are three color combos.

The first is ‘analogous’ – colors next to each other on color wheel.

Second consists of two colors ‘complimentary’ opposite each other
on color wheel.

Third is known as ‘split complementary’ – begin with one color, mark
your complementary color on the color wheel then choose two colors
(one on each side).

A few abbreviations:
Color A: Main Color (MC)
Color B: Contrast Color (CC)

There are numerous hues of basic colors as seen in various dye lots.
When purchasing yarn for your project it’s important to buy enough
skeins of same dye lot. Why? Over a period of time one may discover
a slight change in the shades.

There’s also multi-colored yarn known as variegated which is dyed
different colors. Each section repeats with progression of project.

Today’s picture share is of a Temperature Throw in its beginning
stages. The colors (usually 8 to 10) change with the temperatures
on a crocheter’s pre-designed chart.

A-To-Z Challenge: Letter ‘A’

The ‘Art of Crochet’, aesthetic beauties delicately crafted, appealed to me
back in the ’60s.

A pattern, several skeins of yarn, the correct size crochet hook, a yarn needle
and scissors were all the basics supplies required to master this ‘easier than
knitting’ hobby.

Renewed interest 2022 = ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN!!

Today I’ll share with you some of the basic ‘abbreviations’ beneficial to the
beginner crocheter.

CH – chain stitch ~ used to begin most projects
SC – single crochet ~ easiest stitch
DC – double crochet
MC – main color
CC – contrast color
TC – treble crochet
SK – skip a stitch
YO – yarn over
FO – fasten off
SL ST – slip stitch
INC – increase
DEC – decrease
REP – repeat – usually found with instructions in parentheses

Above are some of which I used and now I’m learning new ones. Imagine!!

Advice to newbies:  Quality stitches are achieved over time with lots of practice.