Saturday, June 12, 2010

 This is a work in progress. Everything linked is finished and eventually this whole outline will be linked up. (yahay!)
I've been wanting to start this for a long time and I'm SO excited. I LOVE hearing that I've inspired people to learn how to crochet and now maybe I can help with teaching a bit too!

1.What you'll need to get started
       A. Crochet hooks and other handy tools
              a. crochet hook conversion chart
              b. steel crochet hook conversion chart
       B. Yarn
              a. Types and Characteristics of yarn
              b. Yarn weight chart with recommended hook sizes
              c. Fun ways to recycle - making your own yarn
2. Getting Started
       A. Slip Knot
       B. Foundation Chain
              a. Counting your chains
              b. Where in the foundation ch do I start my first stitch?
              c. Where in the chain stitch do I insert my hook into a foundation chain?
3. Basic Stitches
       A. Chain Stitch
       B. Slip Stitch
       C. Single Crochet
       D. Half-Double Crochet
       E. Double Crochet
       F. Triple (Treble) Crochet
4. Anatomy of a Crochet Stitch
       A. Front post Double Crochet
       B. Back post Double Crochet
       C. Working between Stitches or in spaces
              a. Basic Granny Square
       D. Spike Stitch
5. Decreasing and Increasing
       A. Single Crochet decrease and increase
       B. Half Double Crochet decrease and increase
       C. Double Crochet decrease and increase
6. Working in the round
7. Working in rows
8. Making an oval (working on the opposite side of foundation ch
9. Changing Color
10. Pattern Reading
       A. Abbreviations
       B. Gauge
       C. Parentheses ( )
       D. Brackets [ ]
       E. Asterisks *
       F. Stitch Counts
       G. Fasten (end) off
       H. Weaving in ends



  1. Hi Tara! I am easily your newest fan! I love you entire blog! This outline is awesome and I can't wait till its done. I linked it in my blog post this morning - see it here!
    Thanks for an amazing blog and great info!!

  2. Hi Tara! I am SOOO excited! I have been wanting to learn to crochet and I found your website through Pinterest! I LOVE your patterns, and yes - you have inspired me to learn! PLUS you are making it easy for me with your tutorial! I can't thank you enough! I can't wait to get started!
    Have a great day!

  3. This web site is brilliant. You break everything down perfectly. Thank you for taking the time to share your talents.

    PS. you should join Pinterest. Your lovely work is all over that web site.

  4. Hi, I am a newest fan too! Love the videos tutorials! Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a wonderful site! I tried the viking helmet as my first ever crochet project (from a pattern) and it came out brilliantly despite me being a complete beginner! (you can see it here if you want - )

  6. What a great blog! Thanks for the tutorials!

  7. New fan...I love that you have inspired so many to learn to crochet. I have been "teaching myself" (LOL) for years...but, when someone who is so definitely wonderful at it like yourself, can show me what I still cannot seem to grasp...well, I do a little happy dance (imagine Snoopy here..^_^ ) I am in love with your blog...and I am so happy to have accidentally stumbled across while trying to find something I could do for gifts this year...OH and the top hat that is pictured above in green is so amazing...I LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!! Don't stop creating or inspiring others...Love Light and Peace to you and yours!!! <3