Friday, September 4, 2015

Workshop Skills

My first workshop will be on this weekend. I'm very excited, and will be sharing the skills learnt on the blog as soon as I can, so if you are not able to attend, you can still get a bit of a lesson!

The first class is for beginners, and so will be going back to basics!

In other news, I will have a Christmas pattern out this year, so stay tuned for the link and possibly even a free code!

Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Crochet Workshops





Announcing my Crochet Workshops

I will be holding four Sunday workshops, which I hope to repeat in the future! All of the classes will focus on a different project. As we all crochet at different speeds, they may not be completed within the class time, but I will be available for questions as you crochet at home.
To register, please email me at crochetaheart@hotmail.com, and payment information will be supplied.

Classes will be held at 31 Arts - 1/5 Conie St, Baulkham Hills NSW.
and will run from 10am - 1pm
All materials will be supplied for the projects, as well as crochet hooks, which will be yours to keep! Morning tea will also be supplied. In your email to register please let me know if you have any dietary requirements, or if you prefer to use your own hooks! There will be a limit of 12 places per class, so get in quick! 


  • 6th of September- Crocheting Basics. This class is for people who have never crocheted before, or perhaps need a reminder on how to get started.  During this class we will make a pot holder. 


  • 20th of September - Granny Squares and beyond. This class will cover the basics of granny squares, and how to alter to make other shapes. 

  • 4th of October -  Baskets. working in the round, we will cover some construction techniques, and make a basket to keep our work in! 


  • 18th of October- Star Garland- Covering more advanced stitches will will make some decorative stars, which can be used at Christmas time. 


Cost:
$35 one class
$65 two classes
$95 three classes
$120 four classes.

Classes will need a minimum of 6 to proceed.

Classes can be paid for via paypal or bank deposit please email me - crochetaheart@hotmail.com (please note- this is NOT the paypal email address)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Big Thank You



Thank you to all my readers, old and new, who have downloaded my latest pattern. Over 1000 downloads in under 48 hours. For a newbie pattern writer, that's very encouraging! I have more patterns in various stages of development, so I will try to get them out as quick as possible.

I've had a very busy winter in terms of crocheting, lots of scarves and hats made, and I've just ordered a HUGE pile of yarn for a special commission. My grey top has been put on the back burner for the time being.. I know a few people asked for an update, but sadly there is not much to update on just yet! That may turn into a blog post when it gets warmer.

So again, a big thanks to everyone for all your support!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Introducing - The Starburst Square!



I've been working on this pattern for quite a while now. Since Easter, in fact! I'm very pleased that it is now ready to be released.
It is currently on ravelry (interested in seeing all my designs- click here)

The pattern will be for sale, but for my readers, until the end of July (midnight AEST) is will be free with the coupon code STARFREE
find it here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/starburst-square-3

thanking you for your support!

UPDATE: Thank you so much for all your support. My pattern is #1 on ravelry's 'hot right now' list!

A short survey

I get asked about weekend classes quite often. I've got a short survey to see what people are interested in! Classes will run in North Western Sydney, but even if the location doesn't suit you, I'd still be interested in knowing what you'd be interested in learning!

Create your own user feedback survey

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Pattern - tester call out!

I'm on the verge of uploading a new pattern to ravelry.com.  At this stage it has been untested, so would love to send out a few advanced copies to anyone who would like to look it over! just send an email to crochetaheart@hotmail.com. First in, best dressed!It is a blanket pattern and I would classify it as intermediate.

I do have another (tested) pattern that will also be uploaded, as soon as I add some photos!

Edit *the pattern pictured below has been uploaded to ravelry! Find it here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/generous-heart-motif



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Back loops and front loops!

Today I am redoing an older blog post, with a little editing! Back loops, front loops and chain spaces - where to put your hook. I will be posting some of the things that I am covering in at Crochet Club!


This is the back loop.




This is both loops. You may find that this is often the default place for the hook to go. If a pattern doesn't say anything, this is where the hook goes.


This is the front loop. 


Working in the back or front loop only creates a different drape, and allows loops to be left for surface crochet and other more advanced stitches


You don't always use the loops, you can also work into chain spaces. Granny squares for example, work through the space and not into individual loops.


We also can use the stitch post, and make front and back post stitches, they are a little more advanced, but I will cover them soon!