First order of business: we have a winner for the Mod Floral Blanket eBook giveaway! Congratulations, Amy S., and thank you all for playing along, spreading the word, and being generally all-around cool!
There is still an opportunity for some of you to take advantage of the coupon code CROCHETFUN for half off the price of the book, but hurry because it goes away after twenty uses!
Ok, next up: my new video!
As of September, I have committed to bringing you one new eBook nearly every month, and as part of that effort, I will also be producing videos more regularly. The videos will show you some of the basic skills necessary to complete the eBook projects. Cool, right?
So today I am sharing with you the first of these videos: Crochet Basics for the Mod Floral Blanket!
In this 6 minute video, I demonstrate all of the following techniques:
- slip knot
- how to hold the yarn
- chain stitch
- slip stitch
- double crochet
- changing colors
- single crochet
- half double crochet
- fastening off a color
- joining a new color
- single crochet three together
- triple crochet
- weaving in ends
That’s a lot for six minutes!
The demonstrations are in a weird order because they are presented in the context of the Mod Floral Blanket, and therefore show up in the order they are needed as you work the pattern.
Most of the demos are shown only once for a few reasons:
- brevity – less people are likely to try out a 27 minute video than a 6 minute video
- through the magic of technology, you can always repeat a demo as many times as you need in order to make it stick
Who is this video for?
Well, if you’ve never crocheted before, it’s for you. It provides a quick overview of everything you need to know, and you are free to re-watch it (or seek out more in-depth instruction), if you are intrigued enough to give the blanket a try (and I hope you are!)
If you’re a lapsed crocheter who needs a refresher course, this video is for you.
If you’re just curious about the blanket pattern and not sure if you want to spend the money on it, this video is for you. See what it’s all about, and what is required of you.
I think that’s enough of a build-up, don’t you? 🙂
Here it is, the Polka Dot Cottage Video Blog Episode 4: Crochet Basics for the Mod Floral Blanket! (that’s a mouthful…)
Thanks for watching! And for buying my pattern/tutorial (here’s that link again) 🙂 Happy crocheting!