July 1st, 2015

Crochet for Knitters – Woven Stitch

In this Crochet for Knitters video, I show you how to work the Woven Stitch as a dishcloth. This stitch is pretty and really fun to work! Info below on how to try it out as a dishcloth, and if you end up loving the stitch, you can easily work it into a whole blanket or throw.

Instructions for working this stitch:

Chain a multiple of 2 + 3
Row 1: skip 2 chain stitches, 1 single crochet in next stitch, *chain 1, skip 1 chain stitch, 1 single crochet* repeat between *s to end of row, chain 2, turn work.
Row 2: *1 single crochet in chain space of previous row, chain 1*, repeat between *s to end of row, 1 single crochet in the turning chain space of previous row, chain 2, turn work.
Repeat Row 2.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

In the striped dishcloth I made, I used Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in colors Fizz and White. I used a size H crochet hook, and a starting chain of 31.

Slow demonstrations of the stitches used in this video:
Chain Stitch
Single Crochet

The crochet hook I used is Knitter’s Pride Waves.

The yarns I used in the other samples are:
Green sample: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted
Bright pink sample: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, crochet hook size J
Navy blue sample: Lion Brand Wool Ease, , crochet hook size H

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.

June 25th, 2015

Winner Announced! Knitter’s Pride Platina 16″ Needle Set

If you didn’t win this time, you can find this needle set here.

The random number generator I used to pick the winner can be found here.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel – new knitting video every week, and more giveaways coming soon!

June 24th, 2015

Crochet for Knitters – Basketweave Stitch

In this Crochet for Knitters video, I show you how to work the Basketweave stitch as a dishcloth. This stitch is pretty and really fun to work! Info below on how to try it out as a dishcloth, and if you end up loving the stitch, you can easily work it into a whole blanket or throw.

Instructions for working this stitch:
Chain multiple of 6 + 3
Row 1: skip 2 chains, *double crochet in next chain, repeat from * to end, chain 2, turn work.
Rows 2 & 3: skip 1 double crochet, *1 post double crochet around the front (3 times), 1 post double crochet around the back (3 times)* repeat between *s to end, 1 double crochet in turning chain, chain 2, turn work.
Rows 4 & 5: skip 1 double crochet, *1 post double crochet around the back (3 times), 1 post double crochet around the front (3 times)* repeat between *s to last stitch, 1 double crochet in turning chain, chain 2, turn work.
Repeat Rows 2-5.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The yarn I used for my dishcloths is Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in colors Silver Sage and Fizz.
I used a size H crochet hook, with a starting chain of 27 stitches. Each dishcloth is about 6 inches square, and used 22 grams of yarn.

The crochet hook I’m using is probably 20 years old (an old favorite, mostly for the color of it), size H, and is made by Boye.

The bamboo pins I use to demonstrate the path of the stitches can be found here.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.

June 17th, 2015

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina 16″ Needle Set

Feel free to comment here on my website, but to enter the contest, you must comment directly on the YouTube page for this video.

Since not everyone can win, you can find this needle set here.

The shawl I’m wearing (not my design) can be found here.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “London”.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), June 24, 2015; and the winners will be announced in video on June 25, 2015. The winning YouTube comment will be chosen by random number generator.

June 10th, 2015

Ravelry Tips – Adding a Project

Adding your knitting and crochet projects to Ravelry is the most basic and important way to contribute to the Ravelry community. You can add as little or much information as you like, from notes to yourself to photos for the world to see. In this video, I walk you through the basics of adding a project to your Ravelry notebook.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The pattern I used as an example of a Ravelry project is my Sixes and Threes Cowl, pattern + video tutorial.

If you would like to friend me on Ravelry, I’ll friend you back! You can find my profile here.

We have a VeryPink Knits group on Ravelry, feel free to join the discussion.

June 3rd, 2015

Ravelry Tips – Finding Pattern Help

We’ve all been there – stuck on a pattern and in need of some help. In this video, I show you some ways to get answers to your questions, and show you how to find info on modifying patterns.

There is one more way to get pattern help that I missed in the video! Sometimes people leave gems of information in the “Comments” tab of the main page for the pattern. See the arrow in the image below.

Rav project comments sm

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The tote bag on the mannequin is my ATX Linen Tote. This pattern is free with yarn purchase on the Louet website, or at a preferred retailer. Just purchase two hanks of Euroflax Sport yarn, and use the coupon code VPEUROFLAX (all caps) for your free pattern.

The Shaker Dishcloth pattern and video tutorial I use in the on-screen examples can be found here.

May 28th, 2015

Winner Announced! Knitter’s Pride Cubics Needle Set

If you didn’t win this time, you can get your own set of these needles here.

The random number generator I used to pick the winners can be found here.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel – new knitting video every week, and more giveaways coming soon!