Finger crochet

Finger Crochet is easy. MUCH easier than knitting! Relax. You can start with the ‘finger crochet’ chain that kids do. Tie a loop in some yarn. Reach through the loop with two fingers and grab the yarn. Pull some of it through the loop (making a new loop). Reach through the new loop and grab the yarn…etc etc etc. All the rest of crochet is just variations on the this act. A crochet hook replaces you fingers. Which loop you reach through is up to you… the same one over and over? OK. Going through an old loop somewhere else … Continue reading Finger crochet

Simple Chain Flower

MAKE A CHAIN FLOWER First make a short chain of 2 or 3 chains. ( you may use a large knitting needle to make the first chain bigger) This is your ring. Chain 8 and then hook into the ring with a slip stitch. Make 8 chain and hook into the ring again. Repeat until you have lots of petals around your ring. finish with a slip stitch. Continue reading Simple Chain Flower

Adding a new colour

HOW TO ADD A DIFFERENT COLOUR YARN TO YOUR SCRUMBLE No rules here at all. Attach it any way you like! Kids may like to tie it on to the scrumble or tie it to the end of the previous colour. You may hook it through your scrumble anywhere and and leave an end to come back too. You could hook it through and double up the yarn. Hook it through and pull through two loops. No rule. At the moment do what works for you. Continue reading Adding a new colour

See what happens when you scrumble!!!

Your first attempts at scrumbling will likely result in a scrumble jumble, especially if you are a crochet beginner. When you make more chains and more scrumbles, you will begin to see what is happening , especially if you experiment a bit more. Wha can you do?cc 1, Yarn over and hook into the same hole.What happens? 2, Yarn over and pick up some loops on your hook instead of just one. What happens? How do you get back to one loop again? You could yarn over and pull through 2 loops at a time. You could pull through more, … Continue reading See what happens when you scrumble!!!

Scrumbling

Scrumble jumbles are fun. Your first scrumbles will look odd. I attempted to teach my 4 year old granddaughter how to crochet a scrumble. However the yarn over was loose. But she fiddled about with pretending to yarn over and in a very fiddly manner kept threading the end of the yarn through holes. Her idea. There wasn’t a lot to it , a little bundle of coloured yarn which we made together. Imagine my delight when she got up, carefully carrying the puddled yarn to mummy……..look mummy I have made a scrumble jumble! I am not sure if she … Continue reading Scrumbling